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The 20 most underrated pop-punk albums from the last two decades

At this point, you could practically write a textbook on the art of creating a pop-punk song. Ever since people discovered Green Day’s Dookie and the masses fell in love with “All The Small Things” on MTV, the genre has blossomed. Pop punk’s big break didn’t mean the genre got locked into a formula, either. […]

Doll Skin unleash their rage with latest single "Eat Shit"—listen

Doll Skin are continuing to perfect their sound as they unleash their latest single “Eat Shit.” Blending together elements of rock, punk, metal and pop, Doll Skin used the start of 2021 to rework their sound after parting ways with their former bandmates. Now a duo composed of Meghan Herring and Sydney Dolezal, they are […]

Here's how to get free tickets to Anti-Flag's 2021 North American tour

Anti-Flag have announced tour dates for fall 2021. The group will perform in over a dozen North American cities during the run, and tickets are available for purchase here. Ahead of the tour, Alternative Press and Live Nation are partnering to offer an exclusive ticket giveaway. Pairs of tickets will be available in select cities. […]

Gully Boys are the band they always wanted to see onstage growing up

With an LP and an EP under their belt, Gully Boys are making head-turning moves with their music. The band home in on the special connection they can make with their fans while keeping them on their toes. Being named Minnesota’s Best New Music Act in 2018 resulted in being able to play First Avenue’s […]

NOAHFINNCE and Doll Skin pay homage to YUNGBLUD in “Parents” remake-watch

NOAHFINNCE and Doll Skin have collaborated to reimagine YUNGBLUD’s “Parents” for Songs That Saved My Life. They released the track in celebration of the beginning of Pride Month.   The cover gives the original a more punk–rock twist. At the same time, the original integrity of the song is still very much intact. Rather than completely […]

18 emerging pop-punk artists backed by Pinkshift’s Ashrita Kumar

Back in February, Alternative Press hailed Pinkshift as one of 100 Artists You Need To Know. Now, vocalist Ashrita Kumar is expanding that list with 18 of her favorite emerging pop-punk-adjacent bands. It might not surprise you to learn that the Baltimore-based outfit’s influences are just as eclectic as their sound. In fact, Kumar is quick to note […]

10 women drummers who are inspiring the next generation of musicians

At this point, many of us are aware that the music industry is male-dominated when it comes to band leaders. However, when you look at musicians drumming at the back of the stage, there are even fewer women in that position. By showcasing some of our favorite women in the drumming world today, we’re proving […]

10 women and non-binary pop-punk bands who are taking over the genre

Despite being heralded as a widely inclusive space, the pop-punk scene has been historically male-dominated. It’s an uncomfortable reality for many, but as iconic artists such as Hayley Williams drag it, kicking and screaming, into the forefront of discussion, we maintain hope that marginalized artists might one day not be regarded as anomalies. In honor […]

Doll Skin navigate anxiety in powerful new song "Control Freak"–watch

Hopeless Records signees Doll Skin are back and better than ever as the powerful punk rockers Meghan Herring and Sydney Dolezal unleash their brand-new song and accompanying music video for “Control Freak.” Herring (drums) and Dolezal (vocals) are on a new adventure as a duo, reworking their sound and music trajectory after parting ways with […]

10 emerging punk rock bands who are bringing new life to the genre

If the sonic leanings of new alternative bands are any indication, pop punk isn’t dead and neither is punk rock. Be it through the continued influence of traditional groups or experimental infusions by genre-bending outfits, the punk sound is still ever-prevalent in the modern scene. While not all of the emerging bands harness the sound from […]

Discover 50 unsigned bands from every state in the US

From sea to shining sea, the U.S. is teeming with talented bands and musicians. Every state and region of the country has its own scene, with its own unique flavor, filled with undiscovered and unsigned artists worthy of a listen. In a time when most of us are stuck inside, take a virtual road trip […]

Here’s how you can relive your Warped Tour days in ‘Animal Crossing’

Since its launch last month, Nintendo‘s Animal Crossing has been the main source of entertainment for many of those quarantining during the COVID-19 pandemic. With some extra time on their hands, players have started to get creative in the virtual universe. From learning how to play Fall Out Boy‘s “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” My Chemical Romance‘s […]

10 bands who should open for a dream My Chemical Romance return tour

It’s safe to say that 2019 was the year of My Chemical Romance. The band performed their long-awaited return after a six-year hiatus with hopes of a full comeback tour. As the tour theories keep coming in, we’ve started to think about who we’d like to see join the legendary band on the massive run, […]

Spotify users listened to their favorite bands this much in 2019

Earlier this week, Spotify teased its highly-anticipated 2019 Wrapped feature was “almost ready.” The following day, the streaming giant shared the artists who dominated the year including Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Lil Nas X, Eminem and more. Today, Spotify Wrapped 2019 was finally unveiled, showing us the tracks, artists and genres we […]

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco through the ears of Between You And Me

We already know how you feel about Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco. Which is why we put their songs through the discerning ears of Australian pop-punk quintet Between You And Me. The alt-pop band were in the States in support of their latest Hopeless Records release, Everything Is Temporary. When […]

The 50 best albums of 2019 in alternative, punk, alt-pop and beyond

The time has come for the collective internet to narrow down their favorite albums of 2019. With more releases than we can count dropping in any given year, from DIY garage bands to the biggest of pop artists, the task is large. This year kept our attention with a slew of choices, so here’s what […]

Doll Skin: Love is dead and they’re reviving it with pure rock fury

Six years ago, Doll Skin rolled out of the Phoenix, Arizona, desert with the aim of splitting the difference between punk, rock, pop and even a touch of metal into their fast-paced, raw, emotive music. Although they’ve been called “the millennial second coming of the Runaways,” Doll Skin—vocalist Sydney Dolezal, guitarist Alex Snowden, bassist Nicole […]

Anti-Flag announce giant tour with Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Doll Skin, more

As Anti-Flag ramp up towards the release of their upcoming album and followup to 2017’s American Fall, they’ve announced a new round of tour dates. The punk veterans will be heading across North America and Europe starting this month and capping off in 2020. Read More: American Music Awards mark first show to use TikTok for […]

‘Songs That Saved My Life Vol. 2’ drop State Champs cover, album details

State Champs released a new cover along with music video today. The cover is of Matchbox Twenty’s “Real World”. State Champs, along with many others are contributors to the second volume of Songs That Saved My Life—Hopeless Records and their non-profit organization’s Sub City compilation to benefit mental health and suicide prevention organizations. Read More: Bayside want […]

Trash Boat get futuristic with melodic new single “Synthetic Sympathy”

Trash Boat is back with a new single “Synthetic Sympathy.” The single, released today, is certainly different and more experimental than Trash Boat’s previous work but seems to be liked by fans. Read More: Slipknot track gets chilling cello cover from band-inspired masked musician “When you’re experiencing problems in life that are long term or permanent, […]

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