The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of idles

Tempting

by CHANG

Drawing us in with this breezy number, laden with syncopated rhythms and signature shifts, it tempts us with the colour of the next EP. Given the wild abandon that stung their debut, do we dare to dream that they can beguile us with yet another perfect riot?

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Backwoods (feat. Howzit & Gnar Cyst)

by Homemade Ski Mask

Homemade Ski Mask is a punk two piece based in Lancaster, PA. "Backwoods" features fellow artists Howzit and Gnar Cysts. This posse cut punctuates the EP "redballbluechicago", a 5 song collection of focused positive energy in the form of aggression.

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By The Power Of Barnard Castle

by Those Fucking Snowflakes

Blackpool based noise punks Those Fuckign Snowflakes release Dominic Cummings baiting video for By The Power Of Barnard Castle, taken from forthcoming EP 'Everything Is Absolutely Fkkkkkkd' out in January on Louder Than War Records

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Doom Generation

by Table Scraps

In a year lost to fear and confusion what could possibly be more 2020 than the sound of an air-raid siren? 'Doom Generation’, taken from the upcoming album Coffin Face, is a two minute blast of venomous catharsis from a band who have no other option but to keep pushing the boulder up the hill.

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Get Up Get On

by Cuffs

Hi, we're Cuffs from Bristol, UK. 'Get Up Get On' is our fourth single release and is the B side to our single 'You Make Me Sick'. Both of these tracks are incredibly special to us, as we've printed a 7* vinyl , which we've always dreamed of being able to do!

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V.F.

by Blue Statue

Blue Statue is an Alt-Indie/Post-Punk band based in North London. Featured recently on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music Recommends, the Browns' latest incarnation raises the bar with Double A Side ‘V.F. / So to speak’.

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Juxtaposition

by Rattleback

G'day G'day, we're Rattleback, a bass, drums, vocals only punk band from Melbourne, Australia. I've included a track off our debut album that I consider the most fun to play! It might not be the best track but you'd have to check out the rest of the album to decide that for yaself!

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It's Simple

by KUSK

Brighton based trio KUSK drip with furious grit and compassion that binds urban influences with hard garage punk sensibility. ‘It’s Simple‘ is a raging call to arms for the disenfranchised to take control of the destructive spiral of mainstream rejection. Out on all platforms on 5th September 2020.

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Positive Attitude

by Scum

Positive Attitude is inspired by the idea of straight edge culture, of having a positive mental attitude, which was amplified through all the bands in the hardcore scene with bands like Gorilla Biscuits and Minor Threat.

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Με Νεύρα

by Μινέρβα (Minerva)

Με Νεύρα is a phrase in greek that stands for "with nerves" or "with anger" if you prefer, and it was the first track ever composed and rehearsed by the band. Basically it describes the anger and frustration we are filled in, during the daily anxious routine in the city of Athens.

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Shaun

by PLAY DEAD

Shaun is a story about Ollie's (bass) nan's boyfriend, a gentle giant with a temper who got arrested for punching a man off his bike in south London.

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An Ode To The Chair

by Torrid Horror

Torrid Horror is organ-led tropical punk show-tunes with garish and sickly horror-ballad prose. AOTTC is a revenge song. It's a story of a woman's birth, the atrocities she commits, how she fights against the constraints of her disabilities and how she ultimately lets a murderous urge consume her.

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We are Rock n Roll.

by We Are One

Debut single from hiphop/punk band We Are One. A unique blend of Yorkshire attitude and riffy guitars creates a storm of thought and emotion from chanty bridges to catchy chorus' this song truly sounds like no other.

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Slug

by Warpark

"Slug" and its video counterpart are brutish critiques of our psychological and cultural attachment to assault rifles. It speaks to the irony of our American desire for autonomous self-protection and self-preservation, even at the expense of human lives.

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I Am Result

by DEH-YEY

I AM RESULT focuses on a journey through numerous foster homes and a lack of belonging. The neglect turns into a life of Juvenile repeat offending, the 2minute 33-second mark Cash Burns (Singer) bellow’s out the lyrics “keep your back up! hold your knife up!”

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Rorschach Rorschach

by Erotic Secrets of Pompeii

Well, hello there! We are an apocalyptic art-punk band from Bristol, our latest single is a post-punk noise melee, featuring a pneumatic fuzz bass from Hell, skronking guitars and a preacherman-style vocal charged with a macabre madness. Weird yet catchy is what we aim for.

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Boris Johnson and the Big Red Bus of Bullshit

by Those Fucking Snowflakes

Our chaotic lefty noise band 'Those F**king Snowflakes' have created a new lyric video for our song 'Boris Johnson and the Big Red Bus of Bulls**t' that we are releasing on Fri 28th August. The song is taken from our current EP 'Straight Wealthy White Male Suffrage' out now.

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Gun Dogs

by TOVA

We played 2 London Headline shows as part of a UK tour Single Gun Dogs, produced by Steph Carter (ex-Gallows) massive for us to work with him as big Gallows fans! We’re on 15 Playlists on Spotify & bowled over to get airplay on Kerrang! Radio Featured Artist of the Week & championed by Alex Baker

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The Malthusian Trap

by NUTSHELL

Playing with the boundaries of both garage- and punkrock they bring a loud, energetic sound that will make you bang your head for the entire 4 minutes and even leaves you wanting more!

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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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