The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Idles

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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NERVES

NERVES are a four piece rock/punk band from South London. Their debut EP 'Put A Plaster On It' was released across all major platforms on Friday 12th October. Taking inspiration from bands like IDLES, Nirvana, RATM & Drenge their sound is packed with punchy rhythm, eerie guitar & direct vocals.

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Yukon Era

Post-punks Kiwis Yukon Era are back with the video for their recently released single ‘Knife Skies’. Similarities to British peers IDLES and Shame, their songwriting is heavily influenced by the past, their tight rhythmic arrangements and dynamics take from proto math rock bands like Polvo.

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Cockwomble

Hey! We're Cockwomble, a three-piece punk band from Brighton. We're releasing our second EP 'All of the Money! None of the Style!' on October 19th 2018.

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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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Cockwomble

Hello! We're Cockwomble. This is our first release! It's called Henchmen. We've done a video, hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it. X

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