The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Joy Division

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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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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Fairies! No Mercenaries

I'm an unconventional artist singing about their own troubles in this world with a lot of synths. Picture a soundtrack from your favorite creepy pasta or romantic horror story and that's me. For fans of the macabre and artist who perform catharsis to survive.

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Factheory

FACTHEORY are a band from the Brussels scene whose style is firmly in the post-punk movement, with a poetic side that stands out.

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Obsidian

Greetings from the dark swamps of South Florida, a sunny place for shady people. We've just put out our first EP; four songs about existential crises, and misanthropy, check it out.

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Fairies! No Mercenaries

Hiya! I'm Theo this is my project, Fairies! No Mercenaries. I'm working on releasing a full album but in the mean time I have a music video for a single called Swansong. The video follows a girl being followed by a monster only she can see.

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The Lynch

Hi! Our new album 'Everything Ends' is out and can be downloaded on Bandcamp and Soundcloud. Add it to your Spotify playlist too. The album was recorded live in three hours with completely old-fashioned methods - we hope you like it! Much love from Istanbul, Turkey

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LOBBY

Hey Guys! We're a brand new Post Punk band based in Lyon, France. We released our first album, named Fragrance in December 2018 and our first video, 'Violence In Your Eyes' - check it out!

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Arctic Flowers

For nearly a decade we have been putting a stark chill on the post-punk genre. Since forming in 2009 in Portland, we've churned out two LPs, two splits and EPs, as well as a few miscellaneous self-released demos and singles.

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Hand of Gavrilo

Hello fellow troublemakers, We’re a band from sunny San Diego, California although it’s not always golden in the golden state. Through art and noise we’re a band of assassins that has come remind the world that dangerous music still exists. Join us.

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Black Market Heart

We are Black Market Heart, post-punk noise from Los Angeles.

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The Fabricators

We are a schizophrenic mess of a band and we sound like Emily Ratajowski wallowing in a sewer.

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The C33s

Hi, we’re The C33s, and this is our first release. We have been a band since February 2018.

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