The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Nirvana

Sister Ghost

Sister Ghost is the project of Shannon O'Neill, but live is a 4 piece band. We've supported Shellac, Pussy Riot and LeButcherettes, been played on BBC 6 Music and was the Next Wave artist on BBC Radio 1 Indie Show last month. We have a reputation for high energy performances - all killer, no filler!

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HeyRocco

"angst-ridden grunge of Nirvana, while flecks of Pavement ensure a distinctly nostalgic flavour to these young guitar heroes” NME. DESTROYER comes as the first massive new single from the band. With its matured and modern take on 90s grunge, DESTROYER propels HEYROCCO back onto the scene

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Tom Ashman

Hey, My name is Tom, I'm some guy from Orkney in the far north of Scotland. I just really like to make music that speaks to me, and if it speaks to other people too that's awesome!... I've just recorded a demo/album called Degenerate, it can be found on youtube and as a free download on bandcamp!

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Vice and Virtue

We're Vice and Virtue and we make high energy, annoyingly catchy, punk rock songs. Our debut single, The Hangover Party is a tale of highs and lows, embracing both the best and worst of times. No middles!

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Vrillon

Vrillon are an alternative rock band based in Bath. They play heavy post-grunge songs blended with psyched out stoner rock. They've just released their latest anticipated track 'Wizard'.

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Avery Indigo

We are a new band based in Los Angeles heavily influenced by punk and emo music. Music is the reason we are still alive. Life has sucked for us and we write about that. We know others hate the dark side of life as much as we do, so let's get together and have an emo party.

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The Gallery

THE GALLERY come at you from Wakefield with their own blend of alternative rock peppered with post-punk nihilism and razor-sharp hooks. The young upstarts have just released their new single, Pesticide, out now via Animal Farm.

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HALCYON

We’re HALCYON, a three piece alternative rock outfit from Kent, UK. Our sound is influenced by a combination of modern day emo such as Foxing and La Dispute as well as alternative rock and grunge from the 90s such as Nirvana.

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The Empty Page

We are The Empty Page, a fuzzy, melodic trio from drizzly Manchester. We like listening to noisy indie rock, giggling about stupid things in transit vans and jumping around on low stages in sweaty basements. Our new song When The Cloud Explodes is about inevitable rainy day creativity in the North.

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The Trust Fund Kids

Greetings, punks! This is a song that means a lot to me because it's one of the first songs I wrote that I felt truly proud of. It's worth listening to because if you don't I will drink an entire gallon of milk in under a minute. You are liable for whatever happens legally 'cause that's the law.

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Bare Poets

Hello friends! We are Bare Poets, a three piece alternative punk rock band from Kent. We are committed to writing original, pretty, gritty music featuring punchy guitar riffs and intense vocals. Keep your eyes peeled for our debut EP, Tough Love, releasing in January of 2019.

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Sonder

Brit Alt-rockers SONDER plan to break from the underground following the release of last years single, A Wicked Place. This mouth-watering track takes from everyone from Nirvana and Biffy Clyro, to Arcane Roots and Basement.

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Beach Riot

Ice cream, weird guitars, PJ Harvey, Mudhoney, 4am mozzarella sticks, dark comedy, dungeons and dragons and Brighton beach hangover fry-ups.

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INNADAZE

We are INNADAZE from Bradford in the UK. Our sound is sometimes bleak, but realistic moods with a collision of thick fuzzy guitar riffs, that draws from hardcore blister, dream punk and raucous cusp-of-90s grunge & indie rock.

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Steel Trees

Heavy, Fast, Loud. Full on fuzz fest. Trio of brother bashing one out up and down the motorways for the last 6 years. Supporting Dinosaur Jr, Deap Vally, God Damn. Lovely music for tea parties...in HELL!

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Violets Leap

Violets Leap are a 4 piece alternative rock band from north wales. The band came together in early 2018 with a shared desire to make music that illustrates a range of influences but has it's own recognisable sound. By summer 2018, through regular rehearsals, the band had pulled together a short se

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Mr Wu's Pigs

Hi there. Mr Wu's Pigs takes the DIY punk ethic fully to heart by being, essentially, a solo project with occasional collaborators. "No Apologies" is the opening track from debut album IT IS WHAT IT IS, which came out at the end of September. Thanks for listening! xoink

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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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The Shapers

The Shapers delectably embrace the garage rock vibes of The Hives and Nirvana, merged with the early urgent delivery of Green Day and SUM 41. Born in 2009, this power trio have certainly undertaken the punk rock DIY ethos.

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Hands Off Gretel

The Yorkshire grunge pop four-piece have released a video for their new single "S.A.S.S". The video was directed by band leader and vocalist Lauren Tate, who says: "S.A.S.S is a big 'F You' to all those that have doubted you."

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