New punk rock bands | Emerging punk artists

If the sonic leanings of the new alternative the bands are an indication, pop punk is not dead and neither punk-rock.

Whether through the continued influence of mainstream bands or experimental infusions through genre outfits, the punk sound is still present on the modern stage. Although not all emerging groups exploit the sound of acts such as green day Where offspring, they are largely emblematic of the genre in their own right. Read on for 10 of our favorite next-gen bands that epitomize punk rock.

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swedish threesome Randell are one of those outfits you could have sworn goes back to the ’90. We won’t blame anyone for the confusion – they certainly have that sound despite being established in 2014. Building on elements of surf rock, the band put a sunny twist on more traditional punk sounds. We challenge you to listen to just one song without getting addicted. We recommend you check out their super fun new release, “Topanga Sand”.

The Limes

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We can’t believe that the silts only debuted on SoundCloud Last year. In keeping with their name, the Manchester-based band oozes raw, do it yourself punk vibes that will take you back decades. They released their first EP, With love, silts, on streaming services in 2020, and it’s definitely worth listening to if you’re emotionally charged, grungy-punk infused.

venom of pleasure

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Originally from Austin, Texas, venom of pleasure boast of having many facets post punk a sound reminiscent of early 2000s. Put a single, hardcoreLeaning into the genre, the band delivers an aggressive energy that is both melodic and emotive. Check out their 2018 self-titled EP for the full effect.

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The dirty nothingness

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Having played alongside greats like Against me!, Billy Talent and alexisonfire, it is not surprising that the dirty nothingness have their punk game to perfection. The Dundas, Ontario-based band draw inspiration from a variety of first-scene sounds, from pop punk to post hardcore– to deliver punchy and energetic songs to the max. For a good representation of the group, listen to recent tracks “One More And The Bill” and “Blunt Force Concussion” (unless you’re a girlfriend of one of the members, in which case skip the latter).


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On first listen, we thought that New Orleans PEARS had put down roots in the early 2000s. Wrong. These guys only made their stage debut in 2014. Their eclectic sound infuses elements of pop and from hardcore to more traditional punk rock. If you want a taste of all they have to offer, check out their 2020 self-titled album.

fake heads

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Coming from Essex, England, fake heads bring a garage-punk sound capable of captivating even Iggy Pop. Although they only debuted in late 2015, the group has steadily gained popularity in the alternative scene. Their point of view post punk is distinctly modern and best exemplified by their 2020 album, Everything is there but you are dreaming.

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doll skin

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If you haven’t heard of doll skin now we implore you to take some time to familiarize yourself. The punk outfit burst onto the Phoenix, Arizona scene with their 2016 album, In your face (again). Since then, their hard-hitting, angsty sound has earned them recurring performances on Distorted tour and support slots for the likes of New found glory and with confidence, among others. Check out their latest album, Love is dead and we killed it, for everything this powerhouse has to offer.

Miss Vincent

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We challenge anyone to list Alkaline trio as an influence not to show with a good dose of punk rock. from Southampton Miss Vincent do just that, mixing deeply melodic punk with rock n roll elements. For a good taste of the band’s catchy yet polished vibe, check out their new single, “Vials.” Spoiler alert: this will be stuck in your head after a minute.

Pink offset

“I’ll Tell My Therapist About You” might be one of the most apt punk song titles of all time. Certainly, we would expect no less than Pink offset. This Baltimore-based outfit is yet another one that hit the scene running. On the heels of their debut in 2019, the band quickly developed a relatively large listener base. Check out their latest release, “Rainwalk”, for a good sample of their unique, modern, grunge-leaning punk take.

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Leave it to Chicago to become one of the next big names in punk. RailingThe approach to the genre includes elements of pop and post-hardcore that make the music as catchy as it is powerful. For a good look at their ultra-high energy and evocative lyricism, be sure to check out their latest EP, Yeah.

Who are your favorite emerging punk-rock bands? Let us know in the comments below!

Virginia F. Goins