The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of bikini-kill

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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Domino Effect

by Sharp Violet

Hey! We’re Sharp Violet an all female band from Lindenhurst, NY. This is our song Domino Effect inspired by the #MeToo movement and Harvey Weinstein.

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Desk Chair

by Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers

We're Teen Jesus & the Jean Teasers from Canberra, Australia. Our new single 'Desk Chair' is a tribute to teenage feelings, and the problems that seem life changing but turn out to be insignificant. It’s about self-sabotage and wanting what you don’t have.

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The Coathangers

For 12 years, The Coathangers have been building an infallible reputation for chaotic punk rock and visceral live shows, but this sixth LP is a record that captures their established takes on vitriolic punk, playful house-party anthems, and heart-worn ballads and melds them all.

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GUTTFULL

Hello! We are Guttfull, and we're launching our debut album 'Tits and Nails' on 10 November. We are led by Samoan powerhouse Momoe, and our songs are ragefull, celebratory, powerful, glittery punk– topics of feminism, anti-racism and domestic violence.

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Fistymuffs

Hi, we're Fistymuffs. We write songs about the fucked-up nature of late stage capitalism, moving past patriarchal norms and surviving abusive relationships. We're always talking about getting matching jackets some day, but can't decide on the colour.

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Lauren Lakis

Hey there! I am Lauren a romantic goth garage rock artist. Check out my new track Lead Us On.

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Crucial Features

hey, what's up? hope all of you aren't stressed out lately! we've just released our debut EP "Kaprizai" and are looking for cool people to listen to it. sometimes it's really hard to find banger punk bands that sound great so we wish to share our music as much as discover others, see ya!

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Dream Nails

Punk witches renowned for riotous live sets and catchy feminist anthems. This video pokes fun at pro-lifers ahead of the Irish abortion referendum in May.

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