More bands announced for London’s ‘Polite Riot Festival’ (Satanic Surfers, The Adolescents, CHASER, Darko, etc)

Polite Festival which takes place at the New Cross Inn in South London has announced some more bands for 2019. So far, 12 bands have been announced. Satanic Surfers, The Adolescents, CHASER, Darko & In Evil Hour are joined by For I Am, LineOut, City Mouse, WACO, Werecats, Fastfade, Müg, Snap Out, SKIV, Our Lives In Cinema, RxR and The Aversions. The New Cross Inn has become the centre of the punk scene in London and continues to host many leading bands.

The festival will take place June 28th-30th, tickets are available here.

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Sarchasm (pop punk) release new video for ‘Mountain Time’ ahead of new album

Berkeley punks Sarchasm have released a music video for their song “Mountain Time”. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Beach Blanket Bummer Pop, which is scheduled to be released April 12, 2019 via Asian Man Records. This is the band’s first album since 2013 and their first release on Asian Man.

Whether this is your thing or not, it is undoubtedly catchy. Check out the video below.

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‘Sad Summer Fesitval’ comes in to fill Warped Tour-shaped hole

A new travelling festival called ‘Sad Summer Festival’ has been announced. The new festival features a host of bands that one might have expected to see on Warped Tour in previous years. It will feature headliners The Maine, Mayday Parade, State Champs, and The Wonder Years and have support from Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic,L.I.F.T. and Just Friends. There will also be additional special guests Every Avenue, Four Year Strong, among others on select dates.

If any of the above bands float your boat, check out the dates below.

Nightmarathons premiere another new song ‘Reset”‘

Pittsburgh’s Nightmarathons are premiering another new song from their upcoming release Missing Parts, out March 29th on A-F Records. The song is streaming below and is sounding perhaps even stronger than the other songs put out so far. This bodes very well for the album.

Nightmarathons last release was their self-titled EP in 2017.

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New Found Glory release cover for ‘This Is Me’

In the build up to New Found Glory‘s third movie soundtrack cover, the band have released a video for their cover of ‘This Is Me’. The song was the main theme from the 2017 film ‘The Greatest Showman’, a decent straightforward pop song. ‘From The Screen To Your Stereo Part 3’ is out May 3rd via Hopeless Records. The band has already put out their cover of Huey Lewis’s ‘The Power of Love’.

Have a listen to new cover below.

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Mean Motor Scooter (FFO: Night Birds, Riverboat Gamblers) release music video for “Gutterboy Blues”

Fort Worth TX garage punk band, Mean Motor Scooter has released a shaky, twangy, paranoid, reverb-tinged and vertigo-inducing music video for the song “Gutterboy Blues” out on Dreamy Life Records, directed by Ian McKenyon of Coffee Pot Films, and produced by Anthony Milton. You can stream that video below.

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General News
New Band Alert!! Amyl and The Sniffers can’t be muzzled

If you aren’t listening to Amyl and The Sniffers yet, I feel sorry for you… or I envy you, because that just means you still get to discover them. Let me guide you along your punk rock journey. I will gladly be your sherpa.

Amyl and the Sniffers is a Melbourne punk-as-fuck band for fans of Dead Boys and The Stooges, with a lead singer that sounds like a much angrier Courtney Barnett. They recently graced the cover of Razorcake Magazine, and are currently rounding out a U.S. expedition before heading across the pond for an eighteen date stroll through Europe.

Their latest single, Monsoon Rock was just released on March 6 through Flightless Records (Australia), ATO Records (America) and Rough Trade Records (everywhere else), and if you don’t know, now you M*%#@’ F*$#%!^’ know!!!

Check out their bandcamp page here, and stream that shizzzzzzzzz on Spotify. Give the song “Some Mutts Can’t be Muzzled” a listen and let me know what you think.

photo by @lacay.o

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New Band Alert!! The Muslims (ffo: Dead Milkmen, Amyl and the Sniffers) sign to Don’t Panic Records, Announce upcoming album, “Mayo Supreme”

The Muslims out of Durham, NC have just signed to Don’t Panic Records and Distro and announced the release of their second full length album, Mayo Supreme. Be on the lookout for this release, set for April 1. No joke, this band rocks like a mofo, so be sure and add them to your radar. You can stream their self-titled debut here. It’s also available on Spotify and wherever else.

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Polar release video for new single “Adore” ahead of new album

Guildford, UK hardcore exports Polar are to release their fourth album, Nova, on April 5th via Arising Empire. Ahead of the album, the band have released a video for “Adore”.

Album pre-orders are up now. The band also play around Europe to promote the album. Watch the video and check out the dates below.

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Dave Hause releases new single “Saboteurs” ahead of new LP “Kick”

Dave Hause has released a new single, “Saboteurs”. The song is from his upcoming Rise Records album Kick, which is released April 12th. The album is the follow up to 2017’s Bury Me In Philly.

Pre-orders are up now. Have a listen (and check out UK tour dates) below.

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Habits (Post Hardcore, UK) Announce UK Tour Dates

UK post hardcore quartet Habits have announced their gig schedule for spring 2019. The group will perform six gigs around the UK in April and May, surrounding appearances at the now-legendary Manchester Punk Festival, Washed Out Festival and Focus Wales Festival.

You can check out details of all the shows below.

The most recent new music from Habits was earlier this year when the four-piece released the single, “The Rope”.



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Beauty School (Leeds, Emo/Punk) release new single “Oak”

Leeds’ Beauty School (FFO Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World, The Get Up Kids) have released a new single, “Oak”.

The five piece recently played their debut show with Wallflower and Free Throw, and the new single builds on the release of their debut single “Silver” at the start of the year.

“Oak” cements the Beauty School as a melodic punk / emo band to watch in the UK over the coming years, with more live dates and releases in the pipeline, you’ll have plenty of chances to check them out.

Check out the track using the player below.