Our Pick: Top 10 Modern Punk Rock Bands To Know

Jun 06, 2021
11:00 P.M.
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Modern punk rock bands are exploring a wide range of topics through their music, some politically charged while others more self-expression.


If you've ever wondered what happened, to punk rock, here's our answer. We put together a list of some of the bands we think are worth knowing.

Discover new music or enjoy some of your favorites punk rock artists. Here are our top ten picks of the modern punk rock bands to know

Guerilla Toss

Guerilla Toss came together from a peculiar background, which ultimately led them to the hyperactive sound they've adopted. Some of their most notable songs include "Doll Face on the Calico Highway" and "Skull Pop."


Cable Ties

Cable Ties is a garage-infused punk rock band that makes socially conscious music. The Melbourne-based trio—made up of Jenny McKechnie, Shauna Boyle, and Nick Brown tackle a wide range of political issues from the environment to addressing privilege and misogyny.

The Wonder Years


Dan "Soupy" Campbell, Matt Brasch, Nick Steinborn, Matt Hittinger, Dave Hughes, and CJ Morgan formed the pop-punk band in 2005. In 2016, they released a fire album called the Greatest Generation, which showed off their clever writing with songs like "I Just Want To Sell Out My Funeral."

Sheer Mag

Sheer Mag came together in 2014. The Philadelphia band released a personal-political album in 2019 called "A Distant Call," which was widely well-received.

Flat Worms


If you're a fan of the grimiest of garage rock music, Flat Worms are certainly your cup of tea. At the same time, the band singer's vocals effortlessly cut through the loud instruments.


The band Tacocat is made up of four members: Emily Nokes, Bree McKenna, Lelah Maupin, and Eric Randall. The American indie punk rock ensemble rose to fame in 2014 following the release of their second album.


Lamb Of God

The heavy metal band's members include Chris Adler, Willie Adler, Mark Morton, Art Cruz, John Campbell, Abe Spear, Matt Conner, Paul Waggoner, and Matt DeVries.

Raspberry Bulbs


Raspberry Bulbs' 2020 album "Before the Age of Mirrors" is a doomy punk and black metal offering. The band is oddly intriguing and, in many ways, polarizing. You'll either really love them or really hate them.


The name G.L.O.S.S. stands for Girls Living Outside of Society's S–. They are a trans-feminist hardcore punk band formed by members Corey Evans, Sadie "Switchblade" Smith, Jake Bison, Tanner Hainsworth, and Julaya Antolin

Down To Nothing


The straight edge band, Down To Nothing, has been around for over two decades and counting. The band members include David Wood, Daniel Spector, Jared Carman, Alan Long, and Matt Carr.