The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of nirvana

Unload Your Guns

by Bluebirds

Bluebirds are an aggressive post-punk duo from Exeter, UK. They released 3 EPs in 2020, (recorded in isolation on their laptops), covering social, political and surrealist themes. In September 2022 Bluebirds are set to release 'Fortified Whines', their most accomplished work to date.

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Burn Notre Dame

by Am Samstag

Formed in 2018, Am Samstag make grunge, but not only... Compared to Nirvana, Mudhoney, Babes In Toyland, Minor Threat, The Stooges, or even Patti Smith, the trio makes fun, gets angry and yes, makes you nostalgic.

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Restarter Repeater

by Gods and Forest

Gods and Forest was founded in a small apartment by two friends with a passion for early 2000 rock. The lyrics are based on storytelling and darker subjects. The song is about a girl numbing her sadness with alcohol, drugs and nightlife. she wants to change but repeats her selfdestruktive path.

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The record is really a confessional to dating misery, pain and loneliness, which we try to sweeten). We wanted to place the central voice in a sort of twisted relationship with their emotions, controlling their every move and losing their grip on reality

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Nothing to Say

by Supersonic

Always influenced by the Grunge and Alternative Rock era of the 90's, with distorted guitars, marked bass and intense drums. Trying to rescue the essence of alternative rock from the 90s, and with lyrics that address reality, desires and disappointments.

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Kario Mart

by Bluedive

We're Bluedive from Santa Clarita, CA, We got together in the middle of the Covid lockdown and have been writing, recording, and playing as many shows as we can since. Our sound is a mix of emo-punk meets indie rock. Kario Mart is our latest release.

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Pills And Wine

by Am Samstag

Formed in September 2018, Am Samstag make grunge, but not only... Compared to Nirvana, Mudhoney, Babes In Toyland, Minor Threat, The Stooges, or even Patti Smith, the trio makes fun, gets angry and yes, makes you nostalgic. This is the third single of our album "Dualism", released on March 18, 2022.

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I want to see you tonight

by Hook

Recorded in an old Edwardian house in Dublin city. Originally released as a double-sided single (paired with the slow burner ‘Caroline’) earlier this year, ‘I Want To See You Tonight’ features high-octane instrumentation and infectious guitar hooks

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by theWorst

Portland, ME indie-punk/emo trio theWorst are back with their newest single "Monomania" — Check it out and catch them on their US tour this Spring and Summer.

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Exploding Whale

by Space Pistol

Evening!!! We’re a 4 piece British alt rock/grunge band hailing from Milton Keynes and Buckingham YOU NEED TO HESR THIS!!!

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by Røtten Apple

We are Røtten Apple, a grunge and punk band from the armpit of California, mixing the sounds of the 90s with a modern rock twist. Our single, "Ashamed" is all about... well being ashamed. Ashamed takes place after a heavy breakup, and the pain that comes with it.

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Finally An Escrow Jay

by Rudy G

Rudy G's debut single “Finally An Escrow Jay” exemplifies his powerful rock foundation, the sounds of alternative rock, punk, and hard rock, & strong original songwriting. Finally An Escrow Jay is a metaphor representing one making like a jaybird and flying away from the binding mold of complacency.

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by Sentimentipede

Hey! We're an upcoming punk/grunge band called Sentimentipede from St. John's, Newfoundland This is a track called "Hang" off of our debut album "Pretend This Sounds Good" - The track melds styles of grunge, punk rock and has a real drivey-distorted garage-rock feel to the production.

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by The Animal State

Hello. I'm The Animal State and this is the 2nd single from my new album. It tells a story from my past. If you like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins or Placebo... you will probably like this song.

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Bot Noxious


Hawker sounds loose, out of control and ready to be played as people slam-dance into each other!!! Written and recorded during the height of the pandemic.

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Autumn Shade

by Happy Animal

Hi, Happy Animal here, The noise I make is described as Mancunian LO-FI FUZZ POP/Garage Rock. Like a shook up can of fizzy vimto. I have just dropped my debut single 'Autumn Shade'. Its fuzzy, catchy and heavy. I self produced, recorded and released this track from home during lockdown. Thankyou ✌️

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Killing Me

by Hvnted

Hello everyone! We're Hvnted, a punk rock band from Los Angeles, and you're listening to Killing Me. A single off of our EP, recorded and mixed by Keith Nelson, lead guitarist of Buckcherry. Now go ahead and headbang like everyone's watching!

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Complex Wave

by Anxious Wave

We are a post-punk/noise rock band from Providence, RI. We have recently finished recording our first full length album, shared the stage with bands across many genres including ‘68, Today Is The Day, Pentagram, Torche, High Command, The Proletariat, indicative of our genre-bending sound. Check it!

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No (Doesn't Mean Convince Me)

by Naz & Ella

Hey! We are Naz & Ella, an alt-folk duo from London. Our new track ‘No (Doesn’t Mean Convince Me)’ is a dark song about the normalised sexual harassment women experience. The track is based around a grungy guitar riff and builds gradually with vibrato guitar lines and atmospheric harmonics.

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Just Me

by Y!KES

We’ve always enjoyed things of a dystopian nature. So to stumble through Birmingham with nobody there was equally as terrifying as it was satisfying. It’s really tough to spot the difference between the good guy & the bad guy anymore, so I guess at the very least it’s important to know yourself.

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