The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of queens-of-the-stone-age

Love On Fire

by Brake Loose

Hey Punktastic, we're Brake Loose and this is our new single 'Love On Fire'. It's our newest release and the most excited we've ever been to share music with the world. We make music for people who have a lust for life and 'Love On Fire' is the essence of this. We're excited to hear what you think x

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Nevertheneverthenever explores the romanticisation of love-interests and the dreadful fear of giving in to such. Bringing a punky feel and a dissonant touch, this second STAPLERS single (to us) defines a well balanced sound. Nevertheneverthenever is the second and last single from our EP 'Burn This'

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Dead Air

by Cola Bay

Hi, We're Cola Bay, an alt-rock band from Manchester. Dead Air is our latest release, a single taken from an upcoming EP. We're really excited this track, it's huge chorus and range in dynamics make it a fun one to play live and we hope it's received as well on recording as it is at our gigs!

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by Lucky Thief

I'm Lucky Thief and this is my debut single 'Silencer', a song about being unable to control how we speak, taken from my debut album due later this year!

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by This Be The Verse

This is the 2nd single from our upcoming EP Eshgh. The EP is out on 5th May and we have an EP release show at The Old Blue Last on the 5th May. We are a London-based band who have played shows with bands such as Black Peaks, Tigercub and Idles.

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Who Knows

by gaws

Hey Punktastic! Who Knows is our 3rd single and we would love it to be featured on the site. We've been self producing the single since October so its been a real DIY labour of love. With intertwining guitar leads and many dynamic shifts, we hope it'll engage you and that you love it as much as us!

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Running Back 2 U

by Ten Eighty Trees

'Maybe I Like The Misery' is a five track exploration into the pressures and stress of modern living with a pitch of existential dread thrown in for good measure. 'Running Back 2 U' is the driving first of the EP!

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What You're Made Of

by WhiteRoomNightmare

Hi guys, this is my new single What You're Made Of which is an up-tempo pep talk for any of you agonising over whether or not to follow your dreams, particularly in the realms of making music. Ignore the haters and naysayers and do something you love. Never hide your light.

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by Vini Vicious

"Cadillac" is the 4th track from the "Atelophobia" EP, and tells of how we want to buy our mommas a Caddy in a world that does not allow it Full bio:

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Shake On The Floor

by Lucifers Beard

Over the last few years I have built my own recording studio, and this is the first product of that. I worked closely with Ed Ripley (NOFX/Frank Turner/Spice Girls) he also mastered 'SOTF’. This song is free from restrictions and having the freedom to express myself from my own studio.

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by Giant Walker

Hey, we're Giant Walker - a Heavy Progressive Rock band from Newcastle, UK. ‘Optophobia’ is a fear of opening your eyes and the lyrics of the song are inspired, both by this, but also by the truth that our vision is merely our brain’s best guess of the world around us. We hope you dig it!!

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Barbed Wire

by Bottlecap

Hey! We are Bottlecap from Sweden. This is our third single from our upcoming album "Wooden Systems", out in May. Barbed Wire is a Fun, Heavy, Catchy, Fast punch in your face with lots of love. Enjoy!

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Maudlin Paupin' Man

by Ryan R and the Repertoire

Hi, I'm Ryan. I've been writing songs and playing in bands since I was 13. I started playing clubs when I was 15, recording in studios at 16, and at 25 I packed up and moved to NYC, where I was in and out of bands for 15 years. Now, at 41, I'm back in Arizona and decided to "go solo" with buddies!

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by The Blood Republic

Hey guys, i'm Zak from The Blood Republic and i'm all about making music that I love and I hope you love it too!

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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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Gone With The Girl Next Door


Hey Punktastic. Our debut single and official music video for 'Gone With The Girl It's Door' is out now. It's a fever inducing cacophony of dark melodies, mixed with abrasive yet tender sounds. We're Gritty, British, and in your face and it's feels amazing to finally be able to share music with you

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Gone With The Girl Next Door


Hey! We're a brand-new band called MOSKITO for the UK! Gone With The Girl Next Door is are a fever inducing cacophony of dark melodies, mixed with abrasive yet tender sounds. This single has been a long time coming and we’ve been a long time coming. We're Gritty, British, and in your face.

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Trayvon Hawkins

by The Suspension

First full length album of tracks ranging from the political to the personal. Angry and passionate songs with sing-along melodies is what you’ll get from us!

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Away We Go

by Cold Company

Ever wondered what the Grim Reaper's routine is like?....Look no further. This is my debut track from an upcoming EP which is set for release in a number of months from now. This is a passion project, a Covid baby which has finally seen the light of day after years of heartbreak and graft.

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Pull Your Weight


Hey guys, we're Mint from Grimsby. Here's our new single 'Pull Your Weight' championed by BBC Radio 1. We hope you like it!

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