The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of bikini-kill

Stay High

by Radio Compass

We are a loud band with some riot grrrl yip and yelp that's equal parts bashing grunge and lockstep post-punk. This track is one of the most pop punk tunes off our genre bendy new album, Aloha! Enjoy!

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Kindness Coins

by Chad Calamity & the Cars That Go Backwards

We are a 3 piece punk band from London. Our latest single Kindness Coins is coming out at the end of July and is all about misogynists, incels and MGTOW types, who call themselves nice guys. It's angry, like all our songs

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English Spaghetti

by The Sewer Cats

Hi! We're The Sewer Cats, a punk duo from Manchester. 'English Spaghetti' is from our debut album 'Cute Aggression' released on TNS Records. The song is a reaction to bigoted, small-minded people and the cause of their views - vile individuals in power continuously feeding us all lies.

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Speechless

by Femegades

‘Speechless’: Two and a half minutes of blistering melodic punk rock that instantly brings to mind bands such as BERRIES or False Advertising, as well as the aforementioned stalwarts of the genre, Bikini Kill, it’s the perfect introduction to those unfamiliar with the band, and the EP itself.

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Speechless

by Femegades

Having earned an honorary Riot GRRRL badge with their debut EP 'Pornsick', the latest EP offering, 'Not All Men', picks up right where they left off. The first taste of said EP is ‘Speechless’, a Two and a half minutes of blistering melodic punk rock track.

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Hammer Man

by Skull Puppets

Skull Puppets are a garage band, that much is indisputable. They get together in a garage down the garden, hidden amidst the satellite shires, to make a cathartic noise and kick at the blues - songs of darkness, fuzzy noise and voodoo charm…thud, howl, clang and breathe.

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Delia

by The Sewer Cats

CW: domestic violence. We wrote Delia in reply to Delia’s Gone by Johnny Cash. Although made famous by Cash, Delia’s Gone is a historic folk song based on a real 14-year-old African American murder victim who was shot by her boyfriend.

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Because F You

by Lady Rage

‘Because F You’ is the latest single/music video from Lady Rage! Our aggressive punky sound blending with powerful rocky melodic hooks throws pure raw emotion at the listener. It’s the heaviest sound in high heels💋

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Queen of Swords (LP)

by Typhoid Rosie

Here is the press release for the full album which released 8/13/21. In it is a track by track about each song written by me (the singer): https://madmimi.com/s/1791b21 You guys had featured us on a single on our last album back in 2018. Would love to get the new album reviewed. Thanks!

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Hey! You!

by Gumiho 구미호

Hey! You! is the first single from our last EP as band. The EP features 5 songs and was recorded last year during the pandemic while we also toured Korea extensively (yes we could tour during the pandemic). It represents the pinnacle of the band and us at our tightest.

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Kisses On My Cards

by Cherym

It’s an anthem for all hot stubborn gays of the world feeling the emotional pressures of admitting to an attraction without the whole ‘my mate wants to know will you kiss her?’ routine.

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Copy

by Berries

Berries describe the single as being “about imitation and how we are programmed by society to try and live up to other people's expectations of happiness and how unhealthy, self-critical and obsessive this way of existing can be”.

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Yes Yes Yeah

by LOBSTERBOMB

LOBSTERBOMB is a new band fresh from the Berlin underground. Formed in a Berlin basement in 2020 by Nico Rosch, Vik Chi and Crayon Jones, LOBSTERBOMB makes raw, energetic and danceable indie garage rock. Their first single ‘Yes Yes Yeah’ was released in January 2021, with an EP following soon.

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Pornsick

by Femegades

Hi, we are Femegades and this is the title track from our debut EP "Pornsick". It is 5 songs covering subjects of women subjected to male violence, consent, and 'big porn'. We feel we're pretty unique in what we write about, and aim to be a band that stands for something. We hope you like the song x

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Sefam Olsun

by Emaskülatör

We are EMASKÜLATÖR, a hc/punk band based in Turkey. Our new single Sefam Olsun is our homage to the trans diva Bülent Ersoy. Our witchy reinterpretation puts a hex on those who seek to negate life by embracing ascetic ideals and invites womxn to celebrate ourselves in the face of systematic violence

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Loser

by Feral

Hello! My name is Kelsey Ferrell, otherwise known by my artist name, Feral! A cross between Riot Grrrl and Singer-songwriter, my new single, Loser, is a blend of both comedic writing and songwriting. In the studio I channeled Liz Phair and Pop Punk, creating a track that feels familiar yet unique.

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Country Pride

by Adulkt Life

Huggy Bear’s Chris Rowley, Male Bonding’s John Arthur Webb & Kevin Hendrick, and drummer Sonny Barrett introduce Adulkt Life.

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-ing

by Gumiho (구미호)

We are a punk band from Seoul, SK. We mix our influences of American and Korean punk and hardcore to create our own fast and energetic style of punk.

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Bossman Says

by Pigeon's Pocket

Remember when all the old farts said punk was dead? Well sure enough they haven't heard the last of it yet. We're here to bring you Riot Grrrl our way! We just released our first EP and would love you to have listen! Thanks!

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Create & Rebel

by The Sewer Cats

Hi all, we're The Sewer Cats, a punk duo from Manchester full of furry fury! 'Create & Rebel' is from our debut EP 'Zelda', released in April on Hell Hath No Fury Records. It's about rejecting the milestones society asks us to tick off and instead creating things just for the sake of it.

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