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PUNKTASTIC 13.10


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INTRODUCTION So here it is: the newest instalment of the Punktastic compilation series.

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Number ten. Or številka deset, as they say in Slovenia (I think), where this month’s cover photo was taken.

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These tracks are all new releases, or songs from upcoming releases. There’s a re-release thrown in too for good measure.

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We've watched and chatted with every band personally, which only makes us want to spread the love for all of them far and wide.

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There's everything from folk-punk to hardcore in here - a little something for everyone..

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Make sure you go to http://pnkts.tc/16y0Bgy to listen to all the tracks, and pop in your email so we can tell you when the next one’s out.

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– Mike and the Punktastic team


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TRACKLISTING 01 The Filaments

Land of Lions

02 Lay It On The Line

Condemned (Parts I and II)

03 Test Of Time

Riptide

04 Almeida

Kings in Contempt

05 Ampmandens Dotre

Hell of a Fall

06 Svalbard

Flightless Birds

07 Circle of Rage

Food For Thought

08 Block Fort

Quit Your Job

09 Isaac

Lady You

10 Laughing In The Face Of

Wronga

11 Foxpunch

Toby’s a Junkie

12 A Great Notion

Anywhere

13 Harker

Still Seething


01 THE FILAMENTS Land of Lions

This is the title track from The Filaments’ new album – and their first in 9 years.

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On this album, the band jump effortlessly between hardcore, ska, rockney, reggae and rockabilly tinged punk rock anthems.

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"Tales from the Barside" even sees them joined by Cockney legend Chas Hodges of "Chas n Dave" for a knees up guaranteed to have the underground rocking.

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The 13 track offering combines intelligent song writing with a rawkus sound; provocative lyrics with a party atmosphere.

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Essentially, "Land of Lions" is a collection of anthems for the modern day working man, a soundtrack of dissent in troubled times, and takes punk rock back to being the unified voice of an angry, beaten down generation.

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As punks of yesteryear Sham 69 sang, "If the kids are united, they will never be divided.”

! http://www.thefilaments.com ! For Fans Of The Casualties Street Dogs Cock Sparrer


02 LAY IT ON THE LINE Condemned (Parts I and II)

The opening track from the band’s new EP ‘Vigilance’.

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‘Vigilance’ is the band’s new 5 song EP – another concept recording exploring the story of George Hutchison, a friend of Mary Kelly, the last Jack The Ripper victim.

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It was recorded by Neil Kennedy at Ranch Production House, he of More Than Life, Sharks, Landscapes, Departures, Vales.

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The EP plays on the band’s Youth Crew influences more than their earlier EPs.

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It expertly blends their signature brand of screamo, melodic hardcore and angular riffs.

! http://www.layitonthelinehc.com ! For Fans Of Modern Life Is War Dead Swans Landscapes


03 TEST OF TIME Riptide

Taken from the band’s new album ‘The Price’ – out on Bridge 9.

continued to write material at a steady pace.

Test of Time started very organically in the spring of 2012 by a group friends with a mutual admiration for the straight edge and a desire to form a band that was different than what was currently dominating the Boston scene.

The band quickly caught the attention of Bridge Nine label owner Chris Wrenn and the partnership with Test of Time was almost immediate. Now, they've teamed up to release Test of Time's new six-song EP The Price

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Chemistry was immediate as songs flowed out at an alarming rate. The band quickly self-recorded and self-produced their debut 10 song EP Inclusion.

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After a well-received release and playing numerous shows with bands they never thought in their wildest dreams they’d share the stage with, Test of Time

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! http://testoftime.bandcamp.com/ ! For Fans Of Verse Betrayed Champion


04 ALMEDIA Kings In Contempt

Taken from the band’s album ‘Fantastic Massacre’ – recently re-released on Bells On Records

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The past five years have been a technical, lightning speed attack on venues and festivals in the UK.

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Then the band released their debut album 'Fantastic Massacre' on Lockjaw Records (UK) and Bells On Records (Japan) to critical acclaim.

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They’ve been compared to bands such as Between The Buried And Me, Sikth, Dragonforce and Protest The Hero.

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facebook.com/almeidaofficial

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For Fans Of Beyond The Buried And Me A Wilhelm Scream Bigwig


05 AMPMANDENS DOTRE Hell of a Fall

This is a new track from Oslo band that we came across doing a random show in London.

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They're a 3 piece, vocal, baritone guitar and drums combo who formed in 2010.

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The song is a comment on the growth of the Progress Party in Norway.

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Although recorded during the Norwegian Discomfort sessions of June 2012, it is alarmingly hot today as this extremely right wing and xenophobic party now will take part of a new government after the recent elections.

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This song is about one of their representatives who had an alternative way of recruiting new members‌

! ampmandensdotre.bandcamp.com ! For Fans Of The Melvins Death From Above 1979 Gallows


06 SVALBARD Flightless Birds

The Title track from Tangled Talk Records 7” single – released this month – from the Bristol based 4 piece.

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Following their self-released 7" and 'Gone Tomorrow', Svalbard return with a new 7" single in the form of 'Flightless Birds'.

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They tell us that they have drawn musical influence from crust, post-rock and hardcore, and lyrical influence from early 20th century existentialism.

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In their words: 'Flightless Birds' alternates between moments of aggression and moments of frailty with an all-encompassing sense of desperate hope.

http://twitter.com/svalbardband

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For Fans Of Oathbreaker Vales No Omega


07 CIRCLE OF RAGE Food For Thought

From the band’s new album, Rage In DMinor.

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As they put it: Loud, heavy, politically motivated, melodic hardcore, championing the anti-establishment indignation of many a great band before them.

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Circle of Rage inject energy, passion, heart and soul into their music above all else.

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A band with something to say and the balls to scream it.

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http://www.facebook.com/circleofrage

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For Fans Of Death By Stereo Propagandhi RKL


08 BLOCK FORT Quit Your Job

Self-declared “nerdy DIY pop punk unsupergroup from Norwich, serial cat botherers and expert tea/coffee drinkers” offer up a track from their debut recording.

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They are a 4 piece from Norwich – and describe themselves more fully as follows: ‘we're in some other bands. Some of them are Let's Go Nowhere, Damsel, Broken Window Effect, Mr Gordo and Bad Ideas.”

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“We like to play music and watch Buffy and quit jobs.’

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http://www.facebook.com/blockfort

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For Fans Of Lemuria Iron Chic ONSIND


09 ISAAC Lady You

A New Nottingham-based 3 piece formed by long time acoustic punk (Andrew) Shankland.

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‘Lady You’ is from the band’s as yet unreleased debut, ‘I Ain’t No Morriset’.

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Isaac formed in 2012 immediately after getting back from seeing Ted Leo. Taking frontman Shankland's solo material as jumping off point and growing into a band with a few more guitar solos.

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Look for the band playing loud and fast, all wearing shirts, hats, band tees, whatever works really, depending on the weather.

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http://www.facebook.com/Isaacnotts

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For Fans Of Caves Bangers Above Them


10 LAUGHING IN THE FACE OF Wronga

Opening track from new EP ‘The Governor’.

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Laughing In The Face Of have been putting down Birmingham based melodic fast punk rock since 2002.

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Lots of shows and a bunch of releases down the line, the band self-released new 7” EP The Governor late 2013 as a follow up to the 2011 album ‘The Lubrication Of Social Anxiety’.

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‘Wronga’ is the opening track from the new EP.

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facebook.com/laughinginthefaceof

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For Fans Of Lagwagon No Trigger Strung Out


11 FOXPUNCH Toby’s a Junkie

From the band’s debut album, ‘We’re Not In This Together’.

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Old fashioned street punk from the mean streets of Salisbury, Foxpunch are a 3 piece who describe themselves as ‘three best friends finally start the punk band that shoulda been.’

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www.facebook.com/foxpunchmusic

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For Fans Of Choking Victim Star Fucking Hipsters Moral Dilemma


12 A GREAT NOTION Anywhere

Taken from new record ‘Possibilities....’

http://agreatnotion.bandcamp.com

A Great Notion are a Peterborough based project that has grown from solo material to a full band, always based around the brains behind the band, Jordy.

For Fans Of Ghost Mice Smith Street Band The Draft

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The ex-Evil Macaroni and Sammy's Fatal Mistake front man doing what he does best, singing about friends, good times and punk rock. along with a little help from Tower Of Cow boys, Daniel Spence, Chris Barn and Paul Lawrence. Plus Tina Cox on sax.

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13 HARKER Still Seething

Taken from Harker’s new EP ‘Such Grace’.

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Brighton based Folk/Rock/Punk formed in late 2011. Now a 4 piece, the band have developed into one of the up and coming folk-punk based outfits from the South East to check out.

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Utterly DIY in ethics and touring style, they are well worth a listen.

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http://www.facebook.com/hrkruk

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For Fans Of Jonah Matranga Lucero Get Up Kids


Thanks Thanks for taking the time to read these notes accompanying our tenth compilation in the series.

! If your band would like to be on one of our future compilations, then please email a song and a bit about yourselves over to tom.aylott@punktastic.com


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