There are plenty of decent UK punk bands at the moment, here's a rlist of my favourites. Almost all of them have some sort of release out this year.
Born To Ruin
In my opinion the best band in the UK fullstop. Mixing punk with folk and
politics but in a pretty unique way, their second full-length is due out in
September. I can't really complement them enough.
Currently touring the UK with Sputnik favourites The State Lottery, they
play a Banner Pilot/Iron Chic-esque brand of gruff punk. Name your price
download here: http://bangersbangers.bandcamp.com/
Their second album is out in the US on Paper + Plastick, they will be touring
the UK with The Flatliners before heading over to the US for Fest (that
should roughly tell you what they sound like).
A Lesser of Two Evils
Mixing the folk-punk of someone like Frank Turner with the Ska/Reggae-
punk of The Clash or even just straight-up melodic punk; I have high hopes
for their debut album out in September.
|5||Apologies, I Have None|
Two Sticks + Six Strings
Starting off as a two-piece that sounded a hell of a lot like Reinventing Axl
Rose-era Against Me!; A,IHN are now a full 4 piece who play a uniquely-
anthemic brand of punk. Another band with their debut out in the next few
months, check out their latest 7inch or free downloads of their earlier stuff:
Seething Is Believing
Ska-punk with metal influences, Random hand are the Capdown of this
generation (I realise Capdown are back). I've seen them 3 times in the last
year and they put on an awesome show.
The Joys of Living 2008-2010
Currently on Warped Tour, Sharks seem to be attracting an awful lot of
hype after huge tours with The Gaslight Anthem and Social Distortion. They
sound (and look) like The Clash reincarnated.
Blueprint For A Better Time
Straddling the line between rock and punk, Above Them have the potential
to be massive. http://abovethem.bandcamp.com/
|9||The JB Conspiracy|
I like to think of them as the UK's Streetlight Manifesto, and that says it all
|10||The Living Daylights|
What Keeps You Breathing
Pure melodic punk (I hate the word pop-punk) with unashamedly uplifting
lyrics. Download their latest album for free here:
Live, Breathe, Build, Believe
More Reggae/Ska/Dub, but they have some large punk influences in there
too. Currently finishing off album #2. http://www.facebook.com/theskints?
|12||The King Blues|
Punk & Poetry
Probably the biggest punk (with equal parts folk, ska, reggae- you name it)
band in the UK right now in terms of airplay and tours, off the top of my
head the only one on a major label too. http://www.kingblues.net/