The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Fontaines DC

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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