The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of pixies

House Pet

by UgLi

UgLi takes elements of alternative, grunge, and punk and combines them in a refreshing mix for their upcoming debut album. "House Pet" is the second single from the album, FUCK, that is out now!

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Sea Sea Sea

by Pretty Happy

Hey folks, we're Pretty Happy and we're an art-punk band from Cork, Ireland. 'Sea Sea Sea' is our second release this year and will be included on our upcoming EP out this summer. You can find it and 'Salami' on our Spotify and Bandcamp pages.

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Modern Waste

by Mutes

'Modern Waste' is a blistering distillation of all that has defined Mutes' explorative take on post-punk until now. Wiry, tense verses give way to muted chamber pop and eventually blossom into a full-on, fuzzed-out, fist-pumping euphoria.

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Kisses On My Cards

by Cherym

It’s an anthem for all hot stubborn gays of the world feeling the emotional pressures of admitting to an attraction without the whole ‘my mate wants to know will you kiss her?’ routine.

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Getting Fined

by Litterbug

This track is from our latest album Abstract Melodies Saying Terrible Things. It is meant to be a light hearted , but serious, look at the many ways the establishment looks to take money from us . Just another form of tax.

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It's Simple

by KUSK

Brighton based trio KUSK drip with furious grit and compassion that binds urban influences with hard garage punk sensibility. ‘It’s Simple‘ is a raging call to arms for the disenfranchised to take control of the destructive spiral of mainstream rejection. Out on all platforms on 5th September 2020.

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S.M.A.S.H.E.D

by Mark Hex

This is a tale about fascists coming to town and being sent home with their tail between their legs.

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WE Went to the Zoo

by Jovi Skyler

Greetings and salutations! Punk, alternative rock with an early '90s spirit and a hint of psychedelia. "We Went to the Zoo" is a new single off my debut EP. The track is about unrequited love, and it’s conflicted. It’s about caring and not caring, and then just being engulfed by those feelings.

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The Fighter

by Rich Girls

A new single, an anthem of low-key defiance. “Fuck bigots, it’s all I thought about this year. If it’s about anything, it’s about that.” All proceeds from Bandcamp digital purchases of the single will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Streetwalker

by Primitive State

I've been writing songs for 7 years, purely for myself. It wasn't until last year my record producer buddy said he'd do an album for me for free, simply because he wanted a copy for himself to listen to. The song 'Streetwalker' is like if The Stooges and The White Stripes banged. True story.

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Fear

by Ryan Christopher

Hey guys, my name's Ryan Christopher and I'm an aspiring artist on the Orlando scene. I really hope you enjoy the music and it helps at least someone like it did me. Thank you guys!

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Rustle and Racket

by Separatr

After spending years working with various drummers in our first band, The Shows, we've struck out on our own. In our backyard recording studio, we write and produce all our own music and make way more noise than two people should (with the help of our Roland SPD ONE WAV). -Stephanie and Joe

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Drool

Comprised of Joey Rogers (vox/guitar), Martin Söderin (drums), Joe Bennison (bass) and Louis Greenway (guitar), Drool employ a palette of pummelling drum beats and discordant guitars to create a sound with the sky-scraping prowess of the 90’s grunge era and the wily spirit of 60s garage-pop records.

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Crest Glider

We are Crest Glider, a female-fronted alternative band from Wolverhampton, combining driving guitars and formidable drums with melodious vocals. We write music that makes you want to sing along!

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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 High Loves

At the core of The High Loves sound is an ability to take a classic songwriting approach without getting stuck in the fog of retro sensibilities. Their mission is simply to perform the music that their passions inspired.

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Siblings Of Us

Brit trio SIBLINGS OF US make a potent statement with their brand new track, A Gang Called Wonder. The cut is taken from the band’s genre bending new EP, Gargantua, which hits all outlets on 2nd November, via RetroSynth Records.

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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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Dame Jean

DAME JEAN unleash their debut single upon the world: ‘Wasted Love'. Sickly sweet choruses stick in your head and surfing riffs will rot your brains! Dame Jean build a bridge between The Velvet Underground and Pixies.

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