The Pickup dials you in to the latest tunes, direct from the bands themselves. From the team behind Punktastic, it's our home for new music.

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Pipes (radio edit)

by The Ducks

Hello wrong uns, we're The Ducks, one of Brighton's (UK) most original bands. A weird, unique, absurd punk 2 piece. Recently, Louder Than War's new band of the day. This track is about DIY plumbing.

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Somewhere

by Bornside

Hi! We're Bornside from Lyon. “Somewhere” is the 3rd single from our first EP, “Light Rain & Dick Moves” released on 19/09/2022. It's about the questions we all have, every day. Whether it’s about our place in today’s society, our place in the workplace, in our family or in our group of friends.

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Asphyxiate

by Alive In Barcelona

The post-hardcore-tinged track sees the band eloquently layering yearning clean vocals with heavy instrumentals that mimic the lyrics’ emotional density. "Asphyxiate" is from the band's upcoming "Flatline" EP set to release on November 4, 2022.

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A.I.T.A.

by Attendant

A.I.T.A. is three minutes and 15 seconds of infectious hooks, big instrumentation, and tongue-in-cheek lyrical wit. The band consists of singer, songwriter and guitarist Andy Walker, with Guy Davis (Reuben, Freeze The Atlantic) and Chris Rouse (Hold Your Horse Is, Samoans) splitting drumming duties.

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Lung Capacity

by Hot Mass

Our new single 'Lung Capacity' is out now. Check out the video for it here. It's a homage to the greatest video/80's banger 'The King of Rock n Roll' by Prefab Sprout. The song features on our upcoming record 'Happy, Smiling and Living the Dream' which is released 14th October.

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Nelson Muntz had an Absent Father Too

by Pillow Fort

Heya! I'm Ryan of Pillow Fort, a band straight out of the UK DIY emo scene. After becoming a 3 piece in 2021, we were finally able to record music together in May this year, and this is the result! The song is about the realisation that blood relation doesn't entitle someone to be in your life.

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"We love reverb"

by She is Dead

We love reverb" is the name of the new high of She is Dead, the album has 10 tracks recorded between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, produced again by Luiz Orta and recorded at Estúdio Mylo in Curitiba/Brazil .

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Unload Your Guns

by Bluebirds

Bluebirds are an aggressive post-punk duo from Exeter, UK. They released 3 EPs in 2020, (recorded in isolation on their laptops), covering social, political and surrealist themes. In September 2022 Bluebirds are set to release 'Fortified Whines', their most accomplished work to date.

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The Adventures Of Captain Yellowtooth In The Temple Of Dumb

by The Owen Guns

Sneak peak of a track from our first full length album "Dawn Of The Braindead" out 23 September.

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What We Dwell On

by PSTCRDS

Hey guys! We are PSTCRDS and we have just released our new song "What We Dwell On". With a fresh anthemic sound added to the mix, the track is about the emotions surrounding a failing friendship. Eventually you can only try for so long to keep someone in your life who doesn’t want to be there.

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Skyline

by After Elmer

Hi! It's After Elmer and we're back with a brand new single! 'Skyline' is our poppunk hometown-anthem for the lovely city of Rotterdam, a place where everybody works hard to reach their goals, gets kicked down but always gets back up again. The video slaps, too! Check it out!

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Wavebreaker

by RUINA

We are RUINA and we unleash our spanking new EP, As The Sky Begins To Break, on Friday 30th September. We also deliver our powerful brand-new single and video, Ash & Fire, on Friday 23rd September

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Wasteland

by Pryti

Hi I'm Pryti and this my new song Wasteland. It's about saying goodbye to habits and thinking patterns or people that aren’t good for you. If you like a mixture of alternative rock, metal and hard rock this is for you It's released on my own label Welcome To Pariahville.

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Hilux Hooligans

by Hell Cannon

Hell Cannon – the Punk Rock pursuit featuring members of Lip Servants and Cardinal Wyrm has just released its first EP for free download. It was self-recorded by the two remotely between Hong Kong and Oakland and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios.

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Love Thyself

by The Outside Kids

Hey we're The Outside Kids! Our new song “Love Thyself” basically means f@&$ you! It’s about exes changing our trajectory, life path, goals, who we are… Or not, as the case may be. Check it out and feel things.

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Postmouth

by Wasted History

Hey Folk we are Wasted History. And lately we've been mucking around with some Punk Rock and came up with a few gems we'll be releasing throughout the year. This is the first nugget and it's called 'Postmouth'. We hope you dig it \m/.

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The Getaway (feat. Roger Lima of Less Than Jake)

by Underachiever

We are a punk rock band from London, England. We've just released 'The Getaway (feat. Roger Lima of Less Than Jake)', the first single from our debut record 'Going Nowhere, And I'm Taking You With Me' which drops later this year. The song is about escaping the mundanity of normality.

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Fine

by Bornside

You might be already back to school/work but we hope to bring you back on holiday with our new music video 🏝 Stay tuned for more cool things pretty soon 😏

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Burn Notre Dame

by Am Samstag

Formed in 2018, Am Samstag make grunge, but not only... Compared to Nirvana, Mudhoney, Babes In Toyland, Minor Threat, The Stooges, or even Patti Smith, the trio makes fun, gets angry and yes, makes you nostalgic.

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Escape My Past

by Middle-Out

Our sound has been likened to The Lawrence Arms, The Copyrights and The One Thought Moment. Shared vocals, catchy hooks and blistering riffs, our band tops it off with lyrics ranging from the melancholy of work to the ravages of getting old. Contemporaries will find relatability in these songs.

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