The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of buzzcocks

Lost Again

by Duncan Reid and the Big Heads

The best looking power pop punk band bring you our 5th album which is the usual mix of great tunes and great playing, celebrating life, love, regrets, confusion, hope, glory, idiots, genius and clean underwear. Don't listen to it, kiddies: it's addictive.

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Mohawk Dog

by The Bonstones

Veterans of the SF Bay Area music scene formed The Bonstones amid a shared love for pop punk ala Ramones and The Mr. T Experience. “Mohawk Dog” represents the bands official ‘mascot’. Robby co-wrote the song with Marky to represent our canine friends.

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Black Friar

by Shop Talk

Hey y'all, we're Shop Talk from Brooklyn and we'd like to share this track Black Friar off our debut EP The Offering. It's dark and reminiscent of early punk and a really good song to eat corn dogs to! Get into it.

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Precious One

by Nylon Nerves

Hello! Fresh from the oven, some new dark and dancy synthpunk from Finland has arrived to dust off your earholes. This song is a title track of my new EP and it is written about the war in Ukraine and wars in general. There are no winners, just people dying. Fight war, not wars!

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Hot Lisbon Nights

by Storm Boy

Storm Boy is "confident, indulgent, fist throwing, beer cheers-ing, movie climax moment music" coming straight outta Olympia, WA.

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TV Personality

by Alpha Pet

TV Personality, the third single from the fast emerging Swedish post-punk band, is a melancholic punk rock song in wide screen technicolor format that will make you beat your chest and belt out the chorus from the first listen.

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Possessed Dancer

by Nylon Nerves

Hello! I am Joel and this here is my solo-band Nylon Nerves. Nylon Nerves is a mixture of my love for late 70’s punk, synthpop and post-punk. Possessed Dancer is a poppy tune with punky attitude and it’s about that feeling of freeing your mind from anxiety with dancing. Thanx for checking it out!

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by david gordon

uk based old school punk rocker writes nostalgic songs with a modern twist

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Love Has Nothing To Do With Me

by Nylon Nerves

Hello! This here is my passion project: Nylon Nerves which is a one-person band that is influecned by 70's Brittish Punk and Synth-pop from roughly the same era. It is also a channel for me to exorcise some demons and that is often what the songs are about. Blast it loud and dance!

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The Radiant Twist

by Twiggy Branches

Bass: Christopher Pravdica (SWANS, Human Impact) Drums, percussion: Drew Thomas (Dead Heavens, Into Another) Lead gtr: Phil Costello (Witch Taint, Satanicide) Voc, gtr, piano: Kevin McGinnis (New Risings Sons, Dopo Yume) Sax: AJ Hill

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Talkin' 2 You

by Stud Count

This track marks the beginning of Stud Count’s new era of music as they announce their signing with Smartpunk Records for the release of their upcoming album in 2022. The track is a brazen, high energy love song about finding “the one."

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Color Blind

by El Sancho

We're a little punk rock band from the Big Island of Hawaii. We write short and fast punk songs about all the bad things in the world, but mostly we just like to rock out and have fun.

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Everybody's Famous

by Tonota 80

We are Tonota 80, three friends who like to make sweet music together and enjoy the odd Eccles cake. It would be lovely if someone liked us, double figures would be good.

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Little Blue Tyrants

by The Scoffs

The Scoffs hail from the Needle City (Seattle) where the grey skies loom above and the rain beats out a rhythm that fuels their vintage punk rock vibes.

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Let's Be Bad

by Cash Registers

Cash Registers are a bunch of New York City cranks who play raw, melodic punk to the dwindling number of humans who prefer live music to the company of their phones. 'Let's Be Bad' was released 11/19. A 3rd full-length is due in 2020.

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Fielding Chase

We are a punk/pop band from the north east of Scotland. ‘Now is the Time’ is our debut album which contains songs with references to the classic movies Frankenstein, Close Encounters, Day of the Triffids and more

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Jackdaw Choir

Jackdaw Choir formed over 30 years ago and used to knock about with bands like Blyth Power and Eastfield. Favourite gig ever played?t Winchester Festival, supporting Chumbawamba and Leatherface.

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Pardon Us

We're Pardon Us from Liverpool. Here's the first of two singles written fuelled by rage, coffee and non-alcoholic beer of variable quality in the run up to our debut album (out July 2019). This is our tribute to the most deluded PM in British history....

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Sick Things

After years hustling and riffing hard in bands like Barnburner, Trigger Effect and Beat Cops, Sick Things have melded a sound like no other. Combining the hooks and melodies that Cheap Trick and The Cars forgot to write and the raw energy of The Hellacopters and The Buzzcocks.

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Escape the Future

I'm Joe, singer and bassist in ETF and I'm sick of constant powerful mainstream manufactured pop taking over the industry - I want to bring punk back to life and let fans rock out at my gigs!

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