The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of arcane-roots

Make Like A Tree

by Prey Drive

Hailing from Norwich, Prey Drive stands as a dynamic and compelling force in the alternative rock scene. Known for their intricate melodies and emotionally charged performances, Prey Drive has garnered a devoted following with their captivating soundscapes and thought-provoking lyrics.

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Broken Man

by Rothschild

Yorkshire 4-piece ‘Rothschild’ release their latest single ‘Broken Man’, the lead single from their debut 6-track EP under the same name. Broken Man is a raw explosive offering that underpins Rothschild's hybrid rock sound drawing elements from alt-rock, math rock, metal, emo and post-hardcore.

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by Giant Walker

Hey, we're Giant Walker - a Heavy Progressive Rock band from Newcastle, UK. ‘Optophobia’ is a fear of opening your eyes and the lyrics of the song are inspired, both by this, but also by the truth that our vision is merely our brain’s best guess of the world around us. We hope you dig it!!

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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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by I, The Lion

Yo! We are I, The Lion, a post-punk trio hailing from Gloucestershire. This is our new single Ghost, it's a pretty personal one for us and a feeling shared by so many people out there all about working so hard for something, and still be overlooked when it counts. So we vented that through riffs...

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Lake Acacia

Commenting on the single, the band said: “Desynthed is all about breaking out of a synthesised reality that you’ve created for yourself in order to keep the peace and avoid conflict, despite the fact that it isn’t what you truly believe in, and doesn’t really make you feel happy or complete.”

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Ruled By Raptors

Ruled By Raptors have just revealed a new video for the single, Time. The track is taken from the band’s debut EP, Ouroboros, which arrives via Pulse Music on Friday 7th June.

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The American Standard

Hi, we're The American Standard. We're a three-piece heavy pop-punk / rock band from the minor outlying US island of South Jersey. We have two EPs available for you to listen to on Spotify and Bandcamp, and we are releasing our first full length this year. Stay tuned for more!

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We are pawncapture, a dynamic two piece band that likes to do things differently. We were inspired to write music through a shared love of Biffy Clyro’s third album Infinity Land

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Hello! We are Armogan (Arr-moe-gun), a math rock band from Plymouth bringing something fresh and exciting. Our debut EP, 'Happiness in the Progress' is a culmination of long practice sessions, lots of time signature changes, and bleeding fingers. Join us on our journey!

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Lo Rays

Hey! I'm Laura from Lo Rays. We combine catchy melodies, heavy breakdowns and big spacy synths creating a unique ”soft cotton candy and dark Scandinavian pain”, matching my dark and adaptable voice. Hope you like it! :)

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Peace In Protest

Hi, We're Peace In Protest, and this is our debut single Backwards!

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Peace in Protest

Hi we’re Peace in Protest. We’re a hard rock three piece from Brighton, brought together by our desire to make music that gets people moving. Our debut single ‘Backwards’ is us showing you our love for heavy riffs, groove and pop hooks. We hope you enjoy it!

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Press To MECO

British alt-rock trio Press to MECO have unveiled a spooky new video for 'Familiar Ground', the latest single to be taken from their upcoming album "Here's To The Fatigue" out on 30th March 2018 via Marshall Records.

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