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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Men Without Chests (Acoustic)

by Align in Time

This is a new acoustic reimagining of one of my songs, combining post-rock storytelling with a folk vibe. It's bright and warm and I think perfectly suited for the onset of summer.

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Tinderella

by CHANG

Hello all! We are CHANG from Bristol here with another single from our up-coming album. A hard, fast, intense musical chocolate for your ear holes to prepare you for what's to come.

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Something in the Water

by Chapter and Verse

Hello! Recorded from our bedrooms, ‘Something in the Water’ is the result of us really trying to push our artistic boundaries. Whilst it’s been tough for many people, the pandemic gave us the time to reevaluate and in a certain sense to rediscover what we love about being a band.

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Everything will turn out fine

by Clayton

'Clayton' hail from Nantes (France) and play a molitov cocktail of gritty punk rock and super catchy melodic punk goodness. Imagine mixing Leatherface and Samiam with elements of Ship Theives and you get a good idea of the bad ass jams these dudes will bring to your ear drums.

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F*ck The Fiends

by DEAD UNITED

Würzburg/Hell. Freaks, murder and creatures from the underworld are just some of the themes that the horrorpunk band Dead United implement in their songs. The band has been on the scene for many years and has long been a household name in the German community.

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Why Weren't They Stunned

by Emily Davis and The Murder Police

We're Emily Davis and The Murder Police! Our new single "Why Weren't They Stunned?" (from our new LP out June 25), about how the government isn't concerned/doesn't care when it comes to the role we play in climate change, the pandemic, etc., & that lack of urgency keeps biting us in the ass.

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Dragged Up

by Fangs Out

Having released our "Curse Words" EP last year, We are back with our new single "Dragged Up" which is taken from the upcoming new EP "Pretty Bleak". "Dragged Up" is a plain and simple rager that'll turn your face into a puddle on the floor...so you best get a mop ready"

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What We're After

by For Felix

For Felix are back with the new single “What We’re After” after 15 years of silence. “What We’re After” features one of the last recordings of late drummer Patrick Jolkovski. All proceeds from the release will go directly to a college fund for his two daughters.

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Sympathy (& Validation)

by Latewaves

Sympathy and Validation is essentially a voicemail you leave your friend when you’re having a panic attack. Your brain is racing a mile a minute and you’re convinced that if you could just connect with someone and have them validate your feelings you could maybe find some semblance of peace.

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The Foreigner

by Round Eye

"The Foreigner" is a celebration of our signature blend of 50s R&B, Free-Jazz and Punk. It shows our loves of outre icons as the Stooges, Captain Beefheart, Dr. Feelgood, and The Fall.

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Toxic

by Luxe

Hey guys, My name is Luxe and I am a Canadian musician and producer. I released my new single "Toxic" on Friday! The track has the nostalgic vibe of some 2000s pop punk/emo with a modern twist that you are now seeing in artists like MGK and Iann Dior. Would love for you to check it out!

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The Stupid Song

by Ash Red

Ash Red are a three-piece rock band from Cork, Ireland. Formed in January 2019 by school friends Conrad Twomey, Arthur Murray and Maciek Zwirkowski,our debut single, “The Stupid Song” was released in April 2021 via Galway’s Blowtorch Records.

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Jarring

by Neckscars

This is the first single from the upcoming Neckscars album, Don't Panic. "Jarring" is a fist-pumping number about improving your health.

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Class Act (feat. Shawna Potter)

by Old City

The track is a shout-out to all the female & non-binary rabble rousers in the punk and alternative scenes out there starting bands, writing zines, surfing crowds, and throwing firecrackers into the crowded punk-house backyard from the roof above.

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Against The Lake

by Phoenix Lake

Hey Guys, We are Phoenix Lake and this is our latest single Against The Tides although it was released a year ago, A worldwide Pandemic made it difficult for us to promote it properly and to the extent that it deserves, We really hope you love it! Thanks

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Vill inte vara här

by Planet Trash

Hey! We're a hardcoreband that just released our latest record, our first in swedish, called "Blodspår 2020". The first track called "Vill inte vara här" (I dont wanna stay around), is about ridding yourself of toxic people that by mere presence pollutes the air around you. Available on vinyl now!

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Faded Memories

by Venturas

We are the Venturas - a melodic skate punk band from Wermelskirchen, Germany (Cologne area) and were formed in 2004 out of a longtime friendship between us and our passion for skateboarding and punk rock. This is the first track from our self released record and we hope you enjoy it!

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United Hate Division

by City of The Weak

CITY OF THE WEAK combines modern rock with catchy pop-punk melodies. They have played with bands including Asking Alexandria, August Burns Red & PVRIS and at the largest rock music festivals. The band are currently recording their second album with producer Brandon Friesen (The HU, The Kooks)

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Aum / Olive Trees

by Dandy Island

Hello amazing people of punktastic. We have shared our next EP with you this is our first EP. It took us a year and a half to record,mix and master because of the... you-know-what. Hope you enjoy! It will be aired on 30th of april. Stay safe .

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Or Durves

by Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup is more than just a catchy, tongue-in-cheek name alluding to that time of the month. The power trio has become known for dishing up punk perfection within the heart of the Los Angeles indie music scene.

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