The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Billy Bragg

Seventeen Seconds

by Mark Hex

Seventeen Seconds: pouring my blackened heart out over a skeletal and vitriolic cover of The Cure classic.

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The Window

by Sam Russo

From Sam: ”The Window is about chasing down your demons, Evil Dead 2 style. It was the first song I recorded for Back To The Party and it’s the only good thing I’ve ever done before 7am with two guys in a sweaty room with a two-way mirror.” Back To The Party, his third album, is a diverse-sounding record with a broad spectrum of emotions on display. You can hear the loyalty and the love, the fear and the hope, the desperation and the triumph. You can also hear Sam trying new things as he crafts 33 minutes of his best stuff yet.

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Dark Force Rising

by Non Canon

Ahoy there, I'm Non Canon and this is the first song to have been released from my 2nd album 'Non Canon II'. It's one of the most stripped-back songs from the record instrumentation-wise, and is about my frustration with people hiding behind 'freedom of speech' to try and justify their bigotry.

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Tommy Comstock

Hey, I'm Tommy. I write intimate jangly folk-punk songs about mental illness, capitalism and death. New album 'But Still Our Hearts Persist' out now on Every Man His Own Football ( Limited edition purple cassette tape w/ accompanying zine.

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