12 Albums to Look out for in June

Summer is approaching, and there’s nothing better than putting together summer playlists with fresh tunes. Below are 12 albums that will be released throughout June – no matter what your musical preference is, there is bound to be something here for you to look forward to. Cinematic – Owl City (June […]

Q&A: An interview with Wolf Culture

Photo: @WolfCultureUK [Facebook] Recently, Bournemouth (UK) pop rock band Wolf Culture, consisting of Jake Daniels (drummer), Jay Dervan (guitarist), Josh Halbert (bass guitarist) and Max Dervan (vocalist), released their debut EP ‘The Devil’s Plans for Idle Hands’ and I had the opportunity catch up with them. Check out the Q&A below: Saverina […]

Tyler Young from the band Makeout discusses ‘Crazy’ hitting one million streams on Spotify and more

Guitarist of the pop punk band Makeout (signed to Rise Records) Tyler Young joins the show to talk about about many things including their hit single “Crazy” hitting one million streams on Spotify. He also discusses how the band started and how they’re getting ready to play the final Vans […]

Here’s another Spotify playlist with some unreal pop punk songs

The first playlist was such a success. Guess what? VOLUME TWO BABY! With the help of the Defend Pop Punk Facebook group, here’s another fresh pop punk playlist. The playlist includes the following bands: We Were Sharks, Dance! No Thanks, Bearings, Fiveash, Chief State, Hold Close, Our Lives in Cinema, Melody Fall, […]

Here’s a Spotify Playlist with some fresh pop-punk songs

With the help of the Defend Pop Punk Facebook group, we created a playlist called New Pop Punk Sounds Vol 1 (more to come). Thanks to everyone who submitted a song for the playlist. The playlist includes the following bands: Gold Steps, The Great Heights Band, Carried Away, FELICITY, Goalkeeper, […]

Podcast: Lead vocalist Randy Frobel of We Were Sharks joins the show

Lead vocalist of the pop-punk band We Were Sharks, Randy Frobel, joins us on the show to chat about the band’s new record “Lost Touch”, their tour, and the current state of pop-punk. Download and listen to the episode on-the-go here. Follow We Were Sharks on Twitter and check out their latest album “Lost Touch” here. Subscribe to Popternative on iTunes, YouTube, and Spotify.

The Lineup for this massive music festival in Iceland is all over the place

Music festivals usually have a variety of acts within their lineup to appeal to a bunch of markets and demographics – but this is taking that concept to another level. This year’s Secret Solstice 2018 taking place in Iceland between June 21-24, has a lineup including Slayer, Gucci Mane, Bonnie Tyler, […]

The Black Panther Soundtrack is here

The Kendrick Lamar produced soundtrack to the highly anticipated Marvel film Black Panther has finally arrived.  It features many collaborations with artists including SZA, Future, ScHoolboy Q, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz, Ab-Soul, and Zacari. Check out the full soundtrack below via Spotify:     Venom: The first teaser trailer