The Pickup

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

Everything In Between

by Evergreener

I wrote this single when I was just coming out of a toxic relationship. The healing process was so consuming that it felt like this entity had wedged itself within my memories of the relationship-transpiring into feelings of anger, deception, manipulation, and finally, freedom.

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I Don't Belong


Hi! Welcome to DRIFTAWAY, my new solo project from Sheffield, UK. My debut single 'I Don't Belong' is the first of many open, honest tracks I have written. Please enjoy my blend of driving alt punk music and vulnerable lyrics that have helped me process my own struggles and focus on moving forward!

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Heart of the family

by Heavenly bleu

Hey guys I am heavenly bleu taking influence from early 2000s alternative emo bands and mixing that with a soft British touch

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Asleep In The Deep End

by Andross

Greetings Friends! We're Andross from Lansdale PA, and we have a brand new album out called "Asleep In The Deep End", it's about how our brains get sad when the summer ends. Here's the title track, we hope you like!!

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Room With A View

by Heavy Hearts

Hi, we're Heavy Hearts. This is the title track from our new album, Room With A View. During the writing process, we named this song "Magic Band". It's our favourite song off the new record and we've spent the last two years dying to share it, and today is finally the day everyone gets to hear it.

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by Honeyspider

Honeyspider's new single, “Marbles”. The foursome breath new life into their pseudo-shoegaze sound with strokes of post rock, hinting towards metal influences. Marbles skirts the boundaries between the emo sound of previous single, “World’s Smallest Violin” and a darker, more expansive sound.

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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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