The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Joy Division

TV Personality

by Alpha Pet

TV Personality, the third single from the fast emerging Swedish post-punk band, is a melancholic punk rock song in wide screen technicolor format that will make you beat your chest and belt out the chorus from the first listen.

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Too Fast

by Alpha Pet

On second single "Too Fast" the new Swedish post-punk band Alpha Pet takes listener on a dark, suggestive hunt through the jungle of life. The huge sounding track revolves around the mysterious and pulsating (sexy!) feeling that the bass, drums and leather whip produce.

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Concept of Power

by Alpha Pet

Alpha Pet will bend your ears like Uri Geller bends his spoons. Combining the avantgarde elements of Talking Heads, the rawness of The Fall with the catchiness of The Clash, the Stockholm four-piece play their post punk with telekinetic energy.

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10-34

by Draygon Lotter

Sup, I'm Draygon Lotter but my mates often call me Dray, this track is called 10-34(police code for riot) just by the title you can already guess the atmosphere of the song, it's fast paced, heart pumping and filled with rage. It's perfect for bar fights or if you're fixing on rioting

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Propaganda

by Movment

We produce raw, intense, engaging, and real alternative rock music with guitars, electronics, bass, drums and experiments with sound. We use technology & instruments to produce their sound, and make observations on life and living.

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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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Grave Love

by The Shan

Hello Everyone, We are The Shan, An Atomic Bomb with Guitars from Scotland. This is our new single Grave Love and its inspired by Joy Division, Black Flag, The Book Perfume and Tenents Lager.

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Automobile

by La Sanyea Dengue

Automobile was written after singer Simon Lindberg had a near death experience when a car almost killed him at a pedestrian crossing. The driver was on his phone not paying attention to what was in front of him. The lyrics are to be viewed from the drivers perspective.

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Broken Memories

by Dead Rituals

Hi! Dead Rituals is a band with a focus on playing melodic punk rock, spiked up with other elements, such as dreamy textures and other atmospheric sounds. Our music is somewhat dark, but not gloomy, and still energetic!

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When The Lights Go Down

by Pat & Mac

In a world where finite resources are hoarded by corrupt leaders who rule with an iron fist and darkness enshrouds all who walk in their shadow, two heroes have emerged to shine ray of hope. With the power of raw, unadulterated rock music, they strike a blow against the tyrannical forces of evil.

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Fate of the Animals

by Winternationale

New music from Melbourne post punk duo, Winternationale. Called 'Fate of the Animals' this new single is a meditation on Franz Marc's famous painting which that seeks to capture something of the work's urgency & disquiet.

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Paranoia

by Venus Furs

Hi, I'm Paul Kasner aka Venus Furs, and Paranoia is the newest single from my upcoming debut album on my own label Silk Screaming Records. I wrote Paranoia as an examination of mental health, attempting to explore the feelings of depression and anxiety. I hope you like it.

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Tequila Sunrise

by Hollow Graves

Toronto post-punk rockers Hollow Graves emerge from the darkness with “Tequila Sunrise,” the first single from their most fully realised project to date. The song sees the band shifts the balance from their post-punk origins to a more melodic indie rock sound.

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More

by Or

Hi, we are Or from Prague and have just released a video with a brand new single from our third full-length record. The album is called Smutný stroje (tran. The Sad Machines) and will be out by the end of June 2020 on the Prague-based record label Silver Rocket.

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Died

by Rain To Rust

This is the first single off our album 'Stillborn Flowers'. It is an uptempo Darkwave tune with lyrics influenced by Emil Cioran's 'A Short History Of Decay' - melancholic and straightforward at the same time.

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Everything I learnt about girls, I learnt from Captain Kirk

by An English Settlement

Hi all, we are An English Settlement from the East Midlands, UK. This track is from our debut e.p which was self recorded and produced. It takes a light hearted look at your typical keyboard warrior

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Behind The Blue Sky

by Sonny Hell

Behind The Blue Sky started as an attempt to write a song with a guitar hook reminiscent of The Jesus And Mary Chain, then it morphed into something a bit more inspired by Joy Division, now it probably sounds like neither... or both? The lyrics are about navigating a depression.

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Drinking The Ghosts

by Rain To Rust

Rain To Rust aims at bringing Post-Punk back to its early '80's Singer-Songwriter roots, following the footsteps of Adrian Borland, Mark E. Smith or Ian Curtis. "Drinking The Ghosts" comes off the debut album "Flowers Of Doubt" and is inspired by Mika Kaurismaki's "Zombie And The Ghost Train".

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Never Enough

by Black Market Heart

Just in time for Day of the Dead, here's a lo-fi AF cover of 'Never Enough' from The Cure.

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From the Blow

by Rites of Hadda

We're Rites of Hadda! A London based anarcho-pagan-gothic-psychedelic witchpunk band, formed from a weekly jam session at a north London squat. Drawing inspiration from our diverse tastes we play a blend of heads-down occult-tinged street punk rock, with a melodic, pop edge.

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