The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of IDLES

Whitstable

by PLAY DEAD

Hi guys, Whitstable is the debut single from PLAY DEAD - three teenagers from south London. It’s fast, hard-hitting, no holds barred punk music about a day at the beach with a can of beer. It's being released by new independent label, Blitzcat Records, based out of London.

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Bit Rude

by The Horse Heads

Clocking in at just 2 minutes and 20 seconds, ‘Bit Rude’ is, according to vocalist and guitarist Ronaldo Rodriguez, “the combination of our love for hip hop and dealing with pissed up customers working behind a bar.”

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Spineless

by Jools

Jools take shape in the formation of a sextet and proudly demonstrate their stance on socialism, public figures and the importance of well-being. Spineless illustrates the tale of Jools singer, Mitchell Gordon and his relationship with an oppressive hierarchy in his first place of employment.

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Bedbug

by Writhe

Hi, we are Writhe from Copenhagen in Denmark, and this is our track Bedbug. “Bedbug” attempts to present a story about our ‘human’ civilization - or lack hereof - as selfish, lust-driven and tragically unable to comprehend that the ground on which we stand is crumbling beneath our feet. We hope you enjoy.

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Little Robot

by Summer of Blood

An amalgamation of noise, horror, and death, they exist outside the parallels of normality in a heightened state of danger and energy. A true tour de force, bonded by years of familiar association.

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Holly

by Twin Dive

Twin Dive's "Holly" is a blend of classic 90s alt guitar rock, fuelled with their dark, pan-Scandinavian heritage, served with small doses of bravado and a confident stage presence. They're hard to forget - and the lovely elder ladies starring in the video are so worth 4 minutes of your time! :)

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I Am a Man

by The Battery Farm

We are The Battery Farm, a Gutter Punk band from Manchester. This is our second single 'I Am a Man', a song about being crushed under the weight of your own mental health and societal preconceptions. It's a personal and compassionate piece of work and we hope you like it.

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Groan Ups

by Sadface

YO. We're Sadface, four mates who've cut our teeth on the London DIY Punk circuit. 'Groan Ups' is taken from our debut EP, 'A Tree Grew Through Me', an exploration of spiritual vice. This track critiques celebrity culture and the toxicity it perpetuates. Abrasive, frenetic, satirical. Fuck 'em all!

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Stop Being Dickheads To Each Other

by Those Fucking Snowflakes

Those F***ing Snowflakes are a vibrant clash of political punk, hardcore rock and math rock. Formed merely as a vessel to shout out the feelings of anxiety and dread we all face in modern society everyday.

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Force You

by Gloo

GLOO are excited to share their new video ‘Force You’ and announce their signing to Hassle Records, reissuing their critically acclaimed album ‘A PATHETIC YOUTH’. The album will be available physically for the first time on a limited run of opaque red vinyl & CD on November 29th 2019.

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Bromidic Thrills

by Imperial Wax

Imperial Wax, the four-piece (which includes three 11-year veterans in the longest serving and last line up of The Fall), proffer otherworldly primal noise rock that’s both animalistic and shamanistic. Sharing news of a brand new single, "Bromidic Thrills" and UK Tour dates in Nov 2019

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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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Gotta Gotta Gotta

by SUE

Our wails and whines, our distorted tones and frantic rhythms, our noise and our shrieks will grip you from start to finish. We embrace the chaos that lies within all creativity; we love what we do and have a fantastic time doing it.

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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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Cockwomble

We're Cockwomble, a 3 piece punk from Brighton. Our music has been described as joyous, furious, bitingly sarcastic, probably treasonable, but with dripping melodies, sharp riffs, hook-laden and super catchy whilst full of black humour. Punk for the modern age!

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Pretty Pistol

Raw, energetic garage punk. Combining melds of furious shouts, frenzied riffs and pummelling drums, Pretty Pistol produce a marshalled chaos somewhere between Gallows, Be Your Own Pet and The Kills.

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Affected Youth

We're Affected Youth from the wild wesht of Ireland. This is our first album, 'Formative Years'. The artwork was done by a 6 year old, and the tunes aren't too far off. Enjoy!

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Burnout

Hi, We are a three piece punk band from Taunton in the UK. We've recently released our second album called "Inside". The first single from the album is called The Hypodermic Needle and is about our reliance on phones and TV.

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The Secondhand Empire

Hey rockers and fuzz lovers, we are The Secondhand Empire, a rock trio from Oslo, Norway. Loaded with fuzzy-as-hell bass lines, hard hitting drums and high energy vocals, our first record, 'Heist On A Thrift Store' is out now! Take this track for a spin and embrace the noise!

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False Heads

After forming in 2016, False Heads have already received a big thumbs up from Iggy Pop and  ex-Ramones manager Danny Fields who referred to them as being “one of the best live bands in the world.” Their new EP 'Less Is Better' is out now.

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