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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Now Or Never

by 45 Adapters

Imagine a truck full of Cock Sparrer records crashing into a truck full of Otis Redding albums.

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Shapeshifter

by Bitch Hunt

Hey! We are Bitch Hunt, a queer alt-rock band from London. ‘Shapeshifter’ is about being non-binary, about how different people perceive you. It's also about meeting other trans people and queers and being seen as who you are. It’s a fairly lively track about the joy of connection

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Rinse

by Broken Head

We are Broken Head, an alternative two piece from Massachusetts. New EP Sungazer out now!

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Out Of Love

by DeadBeat At Dawn

Yo. we're DeadBeat At Dawn, and we're from Thirsk. We make punk ska rap music, and considering our age we're pretty fit. Quite handy too. This song is from our forth coming EP 'Dyscopia', out sometime in summer.

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Autumn Shade

by Happy Animal

Hi, Happy Animal here, The noise I make is described as Mancunian LO-FI FUZZ POP/Garage Rock. Like a shook up can of fizzy vimto. I have just dropped my debut single 'Autumn Shade'. Its fuzzy, catchy and heavy. I self produced, recorded and released this track from home during lockdown. Thankyou ✌️

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Saying Goodbye

by Hazey

This is our second single ‘Saying Goodbye’ from our debut EP. The song reflects on a tough year. The lesson learned is to let go of what we can’t control and enjoy the present instead of worrying about tomorrow. Enjoy!

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Amen To The Storytellers

by Minus Alive

We're Minus Alive, and create anthemic yet honest music that will bring people together. This is Amen To The Storytellers, a song about solidarity within the creative world. This song features a lot of our fellow artists standing alongside us, to let you know that the creative industries are viable!

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Fall Asleep

by Smile Wide

Hello, we're Smile Wide from the town of Medway in Kent. Fall Asleep is our debut track about general relationships and life stuff. We've been a band for a couple of years writing our debut EP. The catchy song takes influences from bands from the late 90's and early 2000's pop punk

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I Remember My Beating Heart

by Steel Bridges

I'm Philippe Routhier, the man behind Quebec's melodic punk one-man band, Steel Bridges. Here is “I Remember My Beating Heart”, the first single from my upcoming album "Under The Rug". Its fast pace of 220 bpm has a classic 90's skatepunk vibe inspired by songs of Millencolin and Strung Out.

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Straight Down To Hell

by The Chris Rolling Squad

Hi guys, we're The Chris Rolling Squad, we play fast and raw Rock ‘N’ Roll !!! Hard Rock riffing, Punk wildness, psychobilly voodoo rhythm with wide and edgy backing vocals, some say it's the missing link between Bo Diddley and Slayer ! Hope you'll dig our stuff!

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Small Doses

by The Dent Act

Hi guys, we're The Dent Act, a three piece alt-rock band from Portsmouth. Small Doses is our third single and we think you'll quite like it. Get your vaccine in your arm, and this song in your ears. Not the other way round.

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Creepy

by The Kanz

We are electro-pop punk trio THE KANZ and our ne single Borderline, is out everywhere now.

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8 Tonne

by The Liars Club

“We like music to make you feel something. We not only want the lyrics to open your eyes, but we want the music to bring out the fire in your soul. The Liars Club is not a place of violence or hate; it’s a haven for people to come to. We are theirs and they are ours.”

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Russian Doll (Acoustic)

by Midwich Cuckoos

As a reaction to their debut album, Midwich Cuckoos cemented a permanent line up, honed their live shows & went into the studio to refine their identity. However, 2020’s events had something different in mind. To keep creative, the band released a series of acoustic renditions to keep spirits up.

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Hometown Hostage

by Boltergeist

This is the 2nd single for the band Boltergeist which is a collaboration of members between Frank Dux and Trashed Ambulance. They play poppy yet thought provoking punk rock and are only just beginning.

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impulse decisions

by chemical-x

We are a brand new punk band located out of Lodi, NJ called chemical-x. "impulse decisions" is a song written to connect with all of those people out there who make impulsive decisions, whether those decisions be buying excessive amounts of "fancy booze" or "ugly shoes".

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Unbelievable

by Flying Penguin

Hey folks, we are Flying Penguin,one of those to attend to difficult topics on a critical view and giving it shape by creating our new album ORANGE. In our very own way, using ironically joyful punk-rock sounds,we approach the challenge to eventually offer a new perspective and hope.

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I Don't Need You To Save Me

by Stay For Tomorrow

We are Scottish alternative rockers STAY FOR TOMORROW and we have just released our new single, I Don’t Need You To Save Me. Please check it out and hit up our socials.

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Northern Lights

by Vampire Slumber Party

I wrote this song when I was working a crappy job for an awful, patronising boss. Weeks seemed to last about 10 days, weekends flew by in what felt like hours, and all I seemed to do was bite my tongue and dream about the northern lights. I'm sure we've all been there...

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Multiply The Stillness

by At The Heart Of The World

Hey! My band At The Heart Of The World just put out a new EP called Sorrow Uncoils, we are an Industrial/Dark EBM band with a strong background in DIY punk, hardcore and metal.

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