The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Fontaines DC

The Stupid Song

by Ash Red

Ash Red are a three-piece rock band from Cork, Ireland. Formed in January 2019 by school friends Conrad Twomey, Arthur Murray and Maciek Zwirkowski,our debut single, “The Stupid Song” was released in April 2021 via Galway’s Blowtorch Records.

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The Future Is Not What It Was

by The Clockworks

Blending, visceral tight-knit rhythms akin to The Smiths or Idlewild and matching them with the foreboding intensity of Interpol or Forward Russia!, ‘The Future Is Not What It Was’ is the London-based band’s heart-stopping third single for Alan McGee’s Creation 23 label.

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The Birth of a Nation

by Enola Gay

Irish post-punk quartet formed late 2019. Ranting vocals and a bed of reverb-soaked, buzz-saw guitar layered on top of a driving rhythm that draws inspiration from electronica. The Birth of a Nation addresses systematic oppression and how racism still spreads in the streets of Belfast. CHECK YOUTUBE.

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Get Lost

by Y Street

What do fur coats, owls and VB longnecks (Aussie Beer) have in common? They all act as major influences in the 5 piece Melbourne outfit that is Y STREET. The boys' sound ranges from surf rock to post punk with musical influences being reasonably vast throughout the band.

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THUMPER

THUMPER are Dublin’s most exciting noise-pop sextet, delivering "bubblegum psych through a wall of sonic death" (Paste Magazine). The band have a reputation for raucous and frenzied live shows, and a penchant for howling feedback and pounding rhythm.

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