The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of balance-and-composure

Negative (I Wish I Was)

by Lapyear

We take inspiration from early grunge, emo alongside DIY emo/punk influences, such as the likes of Oso Oso and Balance & Compsure. Lyrically, "Negative" is a subtle dig to anyone that tries to hold you back.

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by Antiguo

This is our most recent release and best displays the sound we characterise as Coldcore. Indie and post-punk influences meshed through our hardcore / DIY lineage.

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by small talk.

Hey everyone! We're small talk. from San Diego, CA! Listen to our single Runner and stay tuned for our ep "mindspace" which is coming soon. We're just a few sad kids playing sad songs who want to connect with others who might feel like they're alone.

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Sven are a four piece rock band made up of Steve (Vocals/Guitar), Joe (Bass/ Vocals), Jesse (Guitar) and George (Drums). Formed in Portsmouth, UK in 2017, they bring together a mix of shoegaze, grunge and emotion.

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Hi there, we are Hiding from Berlin / Stuttgart (Germany) and will release our self titled compilation "Hiding" on June 29th 2018 digitally and on cassette. If you're into sad Lo-Fi tunes made for losers give it a listen!

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