The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of deftones

The Inherent Emptiness

by Breaths

Hi All, I'm Jason and this is my solo project, Breaths. My newest single, "The Inherent Emptiness" was written as a response to the overwhelming amount of negative events in 2020. "We all feel lost sometimes, so hollow. It can be hard to find a light to guide."

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Space Loop

by Burrowing

We are Burrowing and this track is taken from our new album, 'Weight'. It's about losing connection with reality.

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by King Venus

King Venus is a solo project, originally rooted in hermetic magick. 'Inhumite' is the first scene from 'Correspondences', a concept oratorio. Thank you —Fr. M∴M∴ (Mute)

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The Cliff

by Tritonic

Hi, we're Tritonic, a London hardcore band. With a blatant disregard for genre and a heretical embrace of pop and indie, Tritonic show they have one foot planted in hardcore’s forms and conventions and one foot determinedly outside of 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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by Reid Henry

Hey! My name is Reid, previously from Three Days Grace vocalist Matt Walst's former band My Darkest Days. My first single as a solo artist Monster has reached 70k youtube views and 100k Spotify streams in under 2 months! Would love for you to check out the new song & let me know what you think!!!

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Hey, it's RIVIẼRE from France and this is Wordless, the first single of our second album PASSAGE. Cheers, love

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Hey Guys, we're a post punk band from North Wales. We're readying to release our 2nd EP, feauring this song 'Malkovich' and 'Dreams' that follows. Our last EP was BBC Radio Wales Top sounds of 2016 by Adam Walton, a Louder Than War article described us as a band that 'Will bring down governments'.

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We like making rockin' tunes with lots of distortion!

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IOTA formed in Bristol late 2017. Since their formation, IOTA have been touring around the UK and selling out headline shows at popular Bristol venues such as ‘The Crofters Rights’ and ‘Thunderbolt’. They have also been taking UK festivals by storm.

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MAZIAC step up with the release of their stunning track, Escapism - , taken from their explosive forthcoming new album, Forged, which lands on Friday 5th July.

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UK heavyweights VILLAINOUS have dropped a blistering new video for Obsolete which has been lifted from their much-praised self-titled debut EP, now available from all platforms.

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Spotlights, the Brooklyn-based band are set to release second album "Love & Decay" on 26 April via Ipecac Recordings. Their music is iron tone in a velvet glove: striking with full force, perfectly balancing a weight that's also sublime in it's beauty.

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Last Night Issue

Hi guys, we’re a band from Belgium and we just released a new song (with a clip) ! We are a duo drums/guitar

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House Of Hatchets

HOUSE OF HATCHETS have been pricking ears and making waves with their immensely electrifying sound that brings to mind everyone from Killswitch Engage, Slipknot and Deftones to Funeral for a Friend. The irrepressible riff merchants have just unveiled a new video, Burn -

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At Home with Monsters

We're At Home with Monsters, based out of Idaho but collaborate with another member from Michigan. Check out our track 'Intergrals' - We feel that the song connects certain elements from Gojira, Deftones, and Circa Survive. A bit metalcore with experimental touches.

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Night Swimming

We are Night Swimming from London. We take elements of punk, emo and shoegaze, combining them together to make something that isn't as good as any of those genres.

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Merrick's Tusk

Highly-rated post-hardcore quartet, MERRICK’S TUSK, draw from Thursday, Far, and the Deftones. The band will release their debut album, Between The Earth And The Trees, on 3rd May via Undead Collective. The band have just revealed a video for the track, Hold The Waves –

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Balsam Grove

What's up guys! We're Balsam Grove from Corpus Christi, Texas. Check out our debut single, Echoes of the Past off our free debut EP! If you like music that is heavy and crushing, yet beautiful and introspective, take a listen and enjoy!

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Not Robots?

Good day Punktastic readers! We are Not Robots? A 4 piece post punk band from Edinburgh who make bombastic noise and confuse people into thinking we are in fact not robots? We recently released our debut single, it's pretty damn cool and we believe all ears should be deafened by it.

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