Pop Punk

New Music Video Wraps Up Story Untold's Year

With the most recent release of their album Waves, Story Untold has been busy keeping up the hype as time continues forward.

They begin December with a brand new music video for “Chasing Feelings.” The black & white music video lends itself perfectly to this somber track, full of emotion and heart, as they usually are.

We’ve got the music video down below for you, so check it out!

Earlier this year, Story Untold also shared the Waves (Acoustic Sessions). The songs are taken from Waves, which was released on February 2nd of this year. Currently, they are on a tour throughout Canada, with Selfish Things. Early next year, they will kick off a North American tour with Makeout, Handguns, and Oh, Weatherly.

For a full list of dates, please see below.

Upcoming tour dates:

December 5 - Windsor, Canada @ Phog Lounge

December 6 - London, Canada @ Rum Runners

December 7 - Hamilton, Canada @ Absinthe

DecemBER 8 - Toronto, Canada @ Adelaide Hall

w/ Makeout, Handguns & Oh, Weatherly

January 11 - Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry

January 12 - Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

January 13 - Detroit, MI @ The Shelter

January 15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose

January 17 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory

January 18 - Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom

January 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

To follow Story Untold & what they’re up to, check out their social media links down below!

Story Untold: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Come Unstuck Still Reeling From Music Video Release

Photographer:  DNF Music Productions

Photographer: DNF Music Productions

In celebration for their October EP release, Come Unstuck have been moving steadily forward to keep relevant in all of their pop punk glory.

Ground Rules was released on October 5th, and while that was nearly two months ago (and we suck), Come Unstuck released their music video for title track “The Ground Rules” the same day. The upbeat, fun music video is a perfect hype up for the debut EP!

Check out the video below!

If you like what you see & hear, you definitely want to head over to these guys’ social media to keep up to date on what’s to come. Surely a band you don’t want to miss!

Come Unstuck: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Darling Waste Debut Brand New Album

Darling Waste began in Cleveland, OH before chasing the dream to NYC and England. True DIY road warriors, Darling Waste have played almost 700 shows in 11 countries, playing self- booked tours of basements, VFW halls, and clubs while building a fiercely loyal army of devoted fans along the way. Darling Waste has sold more than 15,000 albums while their music has been in rotation on over 100 radio stations and has been featured on dozens of TV shows and feature films.

Recently, the band released their label debut, The Skeleton Key! The band's members are all in the LGBTQ+ community with them hitting the road in a couple of months in promotion of the release. The 12 track record is streaming currently, and witnessed an exclusive Facebook Live Premiere on August 10th!

About the record Darling Waste says, "This album was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. It took four years to write and record, and I almost gave up on it several times. The album weaves in and out of itself lyrically with each song on this album having a companion song as well. This batch of songs tells several stories from the past couple years of my life, written in real time as they were happening.

For more on Darling Waste, check out their social media to stay up to date with any exciting news!

Darling Waste: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Farewell For Now Puts Out "Merry Christmas, I Miss You" And It's Not To Be Missed


Syracuse-based acoustic act Farewell For Now has released his debut single "Merry Christmas, I Miss You" just in time to tug at your holiday heartstrings. The creative force behind the project, singer/songwriter Matheus Amado, says the song was inspired after someone unexpectedly came back into his life!

You can check out a stream of "Merry Christmas, I Miss You," down below!

It’s kind of a long lost song,” says Amado. “The idea is centered around the idea that you loved someone long ago and that person comes back into your life as a completely different person.

For more on Farewell For Now, or "Merry Christmas, I Miss You," check out the social media links below!

Farewell For Now: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bandcamp

The Undecided Majors Stream "Gone Wrong"

Austin pop punk duo The Undecided Majors, have just streamed “Gone Wrong,” the latest single from their upcoming EP In Spite. 

The Undecided Majors features Scott McCauley on Guitar, Bass, and Vocals, and Jake Fenton on Drums and Synths. The two men formed the group back in 2012 after their previous band, Line 45, went on hiatus. Their first EP, Redemption Rule, was released in May of 2013, and they’ve been working hard ever since. They’ve had shows nationwide, including at the famous Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood. Not only that but they’ve shared the stage with some acts you’ve definitely heard of such as The Foo Fighters, Joan Jett, Sugar Ray, and Smash Mouth. That’s an impressive resume there.

Check out “Gone Wrong” right here on The Hook!

I’m a big fan of this track. It’s a solid pop punk anthem, with all the classic hallmarks you’d expect. You’ve got your dark lyrics set to catchy melodies and chord progressions, palm muted guitars, etc. Scott McCauley’s voice fits well within the genre. “Gone Wrong” has a great sound to it too, from a production and sound design standpoint. I’m also a fan of the catchy synth background parts.

I’m really looking forward to In Spite, which drops on December 2nd. Don’t touch that dial cause you’re sure to hear more about it from us pretty soon.

The Undecided Majors: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube

All That Matters Releases Single Off Upcoming EP

 All That Matters has just released their lead single from their upcoming Anatomy Of Defeat EP. The track, entitled “Old Flame,” has potential to be a national hit with influences from as All Time Low, Blink 182, The Wonder Years, and The Story So Far. Check it out here.

All That Matters is an unsigned pop punk band from the small of town Calhoun, Ga with influences such as All Time Low, Blink 182, The Wonder Years, and The Story So Far. Even through lineup changes, the band is heartfelt to gain quick access to music lovers everywhere. With a newfound sound that can be matched by no other, one listen to All That Matters and the listener will see what they have been missing out on. With the band shooting for the stars, it shouldn't take much before they are a household name around the world.

"In an era of failed relationships, one sided friendships and a surplus of selfish people who are only out to get what they need from others without the effort of giving what they get, we introduce "Old Flame." For anyone who has dealt with a situation where they have put in tons of work and effort to maintain their status to another person and got nothing in return, this song is for you. We believe that people from all walks of life can relate to the message in this song.” - Jeremy Muse (Guitarist)

All That Matters: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram



Better Days Share Music Video

UK based pop punk band, Better Days, recently shared their newest music video for their single, "This House," and the track is from the band's upcoming EP, Overcast, and premiered it with Punktastic!

In true DIY fashion, the video was shot and edited by the band's vocalist Graeme Costello with help from their friend Chelsea Rowntree. "We had two locations for shooting," says Costello. "The live performances of the video were shot in our drummer Sam's garage and the cut scenes were shot by the river in Sam's hometown of Prudhoe."

Check out the video below!


"We're all extremely excited for the new EP," says drummer Sam Sutcliffe. "We've had so much fun writing and recording these songs and the result has really made us proud of what we've created. We can't wait for what's next and we just hope everyone likes the songs!"

For more on Better Days, check out the social media below!

Better Days: Facebook // Twitter // Bandcamp

Better Days Release New Video


U.K’s Better Days release a new video for their single “This House”.

Sticking to a DIY attitude, the video was shot and filmed by the group’s vocalist, Graeme Costello, with help from friend Chelsea Rowntree. The video was shot in drummer Sam Sutcliffe’s hometown of Prudhoe. The band’s main influence is Pop-Punk of the early 2000’s and which shows when you hear their fast paced energetic sound. The group has a hard backbeat influenced by hard and heavy acts like Blink 182. 

heck the video out below!

The track is on their upcoming EP Overcast. after spending three years on together with Second Place Hero. With the new group being familiar with each other they want to take their music on a different more progressive direction. They really got into the swing of things in February 2016 and they are now signed to New York’s Word is Bond Inc.

Better Days' sound will make a splash in the scene and continue rising in popularity. Combining the forces of their early 2000’s influences with modern artists, these guys will fit right in. They may be under the British Crown, but the United States will surely praise them along with the many other British acts before Better Days. You can check out their single via Youtube or download it from Bandcamp. Links to their social media are below! Please check them out!

Better Days: Facebook // Bandcamp