The Restarts are a tight, three piece, multi-genre punk outfit based in East London. Formed in 1995 they play thrashy, anarcho, power chord punk laced with Ska breaks and pogo inducing basslines, earning them a loyal following of punk lovers of all ages. The Restarts have been hammering their way through the squats of Europe and DIY house shows across North America with reckless abandon.
The Restarts lend amplification to unheard voices, playing benefit gigs for various social causes, keeping the DIY spirit of punk rock alive and well. Their years of hard graft is recognised by them being requested to play along side such heavy weights as Steve Ignorant (CRASS), Jello Biafra, M.D.C, The Casualties, Star F#cking Hipsters and The Subhumans.
Their 6th studio album 'A Sickness of the Mind' released in 2013, managed to sell out the vinyl pressing in 2 short months. It has been widely cited as their best release to date!
Wednesday February 15th: Musicians Club, Dunedin
Thursday February 16th: Churchills Live, Christchurch
Friday February 17th: Valhalla, Wellington
Saturday February 18th: Whammy, Auckland
Tickets via Under The Radar & Cosmic Stores
Get your party shirts ready! Punk rock super-group and cover band extraordinaire, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes are set to return our shores this October!
Skux’s original riot grrrl inspired tracks from debut EP, The Two Sides of She topped NZ Alternative AirPlay charts, premiered globally on Vice’s Noisey channel and smashed it on Spotify’s top playlists; New Music Friday and Fresh Finds.
Ska-punk giants, The Selecter, and The Beat, are joining forces for an Australasian tour that will see them hitting New Zealand shores in early 2018 for two special co-headlining shows in Auckland and Wellington.
Wolves, the new album from Rise Against, will be released on June 9. The band have unveiled the first single, “The Violence”.
One of the UKs most important musical exports, The Stranglers announce their return to New Zealand in 2018 with their biggest tour in 30 years, ‘The Classic Collection’.
Sydney Based punk band Rust are on the bill at tonights PUNK IT UP Festival. Gray Vickers spoke with lead singer Garry Campbell. Listen to the interview tohear more of Garry's stories from the road, including how he acquired the coolest toilet seat ever (pictured). And get your ass off to the Kings Arms Tavern TONIGHT!!!!!
To meet demand for their first visit to NZ shores, Ireland’s legendary The Undertones have switched their one and only Auckland show on Wednesday July 12 from the Kings Arms to the larger Powerstation.
Hot off the heels of The Damned support slot, Leatherhead are ready to become part of this Saturday’s line up at the Kings Arms.
Rust combine Aussie pub rock like The Angels, Rose Tattoo and early AC/DC and fuse it with an explosive cocktail of Motörhead and The 4 Skins. This makes up their very own extremely hazardous brand of overdriven punk rock.
Get your teenage kicks with news that The Undertones – Ireland's legendary chart-topping punks – have confirmed concerts in Wellington and Auckland for this July.
The Raw Nerves have frayed and are now no longer able to perform at the second incarnation of Punk It Up. Fear not as Auckland’s four horsemen of the apocalypse Master Blaster have ridden into town to take their place.