The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Arctic Monkeys

Victory Lap

by Let Man Loose

‘When people fall in love, they tend to want to share it with the whole world, like they’re showing off a trophy or waving their arm out of the window like a winning race car driver. Be a good sport and let them enjoy that moment’ / Marc Ainley on ‘Victory Lap’

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Shiver & Shake

by Toreador

'Shiver & Shake' is another slice of indie rock with a heavy twist perfectly showcasing the band’s soulful harmonies. We describe it being "about the concept of meeting someone who you have an instant connection with. Sometimes you meet a person and instantly click, like a sort of divine chemistry."

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Strawberry Lemonade

by The Hospital Flowers

The new single of The Hospital Flowers packs a punch and will make you jump around. Summery flavor with a pinch of Rock n' Roll tequila.

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Bulldog

by Let Man Loose

Hey guys, we're back with a brand new single 'Bulldog', a satirical commentary walking the circus tightrope between patriotism and bigotry. Without getting too political, this is a fun-poke at the dinosaurs who 'wanted their country back'.

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Tiny Love

by Apache Rose

We are Apache Rose - a rock band from Moscow, Russia. Tiny Love is our debut release. It's an aggressive (in a good way), feel good song about failure and perseverance.

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The Hospital Flowers

Hello! We are The Hospital Flowers. We make loud, energetic & raw music, influenced by many amazing artist of the past, trying to create our own sound. We just got our second single out and we hope that you can rock it as loud as possible.

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Bikini Islands

Howdy folks! We're Bikini Islands - a 4 piece indie garage rock band from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. We just wrapped up recording a few of our most eclectic and energetic tunes yet. 'Vines' is our latest single hot off the press on 4/12/19! We debuted a music video for that as well a few days ago.

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L Sicario

We are L Sicario, we play a funky old blend of rock and roll and desert rock that belies our big city roots. This is our new single 'Innocence' and it is pretty badass.

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The Rundays

We are The Rundays, a rock band from Thessaloniki, Greece. We want to inform you about the release of our 2nd LP "Psycall". This album is an inner call to the band's psyche. Sliding hence into a darker and more psychedelic path, we will take you to a trip to the unexplored places of your minds.

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Fagash McCann

So we're Fagash McCann, a two piece from the sticks of Northern Ireland. Our band consists of just bass and drums. When we're not writing in a garage somewhere, we're dragging ourselves to gigs in a battered old Peugeot. Our debut single 'Nervo' is out and we'd love if you checked it out. Thanks!

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The Strawberries

Refusing to settle down after their hard hitting heavy ballad 'In Your Dreams', The Strawberries have changed the game once again in the form of a smooth, yet spikey, soul inspired single, 'Oh No Not Again'. This is a song for people who have been holding back and need a release.

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Kid Kapichi

Hastings lads Kid Kapichi release new single 2019 today, ahead of supporting Calva Louise on their March UK tour. “It’s an angry song that comments on the state of affairs that young people of varying backgrounds are left in in Britain at the moment”, explains vocalist and guitarist Ben Beetham.

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New Rebel Cult

We are New Rebel Cult an indie/punk 4 piece based in Glasgow. We play punchy energetic tunes with infectious melodies and honest lyrics. We want to give people something to relate to, something to shout about and somthing to be apart of.

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Ottoman

We are a rock band from Reykjavík Iceland who have spent a great deal of effort shovelling as much groove as we possibly can into our music. Our fan base has been completely built on word to mouth and this is our first foray into releasing music to the public.

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City of Smugglers

We're a heavy, punky four piece rock band from South East London and we've just released our debut EP! We like to combine chaotic and fast drumming with dirty guitars and catchy licks!

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Fade Awaays

Toronto garage rock band, Fade Awaays, that's comprised of four teenagers. They've already played shows with Wolf Alice and The Sherlocks and now they're readying their debut EP starting with lead single "Get Along".

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Fizzy Blood

"Strangers is part of a transition into a new era as a band. We’ve talked a lot about how we shouldn’t let genre define us and this song is the statement of intent. We hope you’ve come by now to expect the unexpected from us" - Paul Howells, guitars

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Dark Stares

DARK STARES have produced an intoxicating sound that takes from a vast range of areas, spanning from Muse, and Royal Blood, through to Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. The much-praised alt-rock combo release their breath-taking debut album, Darker Days Are Here To Stay, on 11th May

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Fizzy Blood

Leeds’ Fizzy Blood reveal their colossal new single 'Pink Magic'. Commanding and anthemic, the track showcases a new strength to Fizzy Blood’s sound. The track is taken from forthcoming EP Pink Magic, which the band announce will come later this year on Killing Moon.

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The Desert Sea

The Desert Sea’s unique blend of raw vocal melodies, earthy riffs and chest pounding rhythm’s, serve up a tasty cocktail that’s sure to leave you wanting more. The Desert Sea’s sound is built on a fusion of heavy blues, stoner rock and grunge.

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