The Pickup

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

Let It All Go

by Francis of Delirium

Led by 19-year-old Jana Bahrich alongside collaborator Chris Hewett, Francis of Delirium are a Canadian American duo based in Luxembourg. They’re signed to UK label, Dalliance Recordings (Gia Margaret, Common Holly, Wilsen).

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Casual Sex


We’ve all been in a situation where you start seeing someone and there’s an ambiguity around where you stand with them and it all becomes a bit messy. This song is about as honest and blunt as you can get.

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by The Absurd

Hey You! Do you like rock n' roll, gettin stoned, and giving the finger to anyone who tells you to conform? How about Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and The Doors? Then you should probably check out the thunderous rock n roll power-trio The Absurd....or not.. but it'd be a lot cooler if you did.

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Dying for a Future

by The Late Aprils

Hi we're The Late Aprils, a 4-piece Alt-Rock band out of Hertford in the UK. This is our follow up to our debut and it's called "Dying for a Future", it’s a pulsating, breathless, rollercoaster of a rock song, just like the past year it encapsulates.

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Savoir Fair

by We Three Kings

Our new single, Savoir Fair, tells the story of a dark & twisted night, with mysterious consequences. A razor sharp reminder of the power of monstrous riffs turned up to 11. If you like massive fuzzed up bluesy guitar riffs (Rival Sons, Royal Blood, The Black Keys etc) then this might be for you!

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Heavenly Home (I'm In Your Mind)

by Sleemo

Hey, we are an independent alternative band from Norwich, Norfolk. Formed mid 2019. This song represents escapism and how people use technology to hide from the scary reality of the outside world.

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Victory Lap (Live)

by Let Man Loose

Fresh-faced with new bassist Eric Dimmack joining the line-up, and Luke Scruton filling in for Jamie on guitar, we booked into York's Young Thugs Studio to record performances of two tracks from 'Vol. 3'. Choosing to record live, the session resulted in a pair of frenetic and raw recordings.

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by Summoners

Summoners are a 4-piece rock band based in Portsmouth/London who have been best friends since meeting in school and college and are excited to be coming together to play what we love: heavy, dirty, riffy rock.

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Solid Gold


We're WHIMS - an instrumental rock duo that aims to create walls of sound as just two dudes. Our track Solid Gold is a perfect representation of our sound (driving riffs + hypnotic grooves wrapped in modern song structures) from our first album release.

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Shiver & Shake

by Toreador

'Shiver & Shake' is another slice of indie rock with a heavy twist perfectly showcasing the band’s soulful harmonies. We describe it being "about the concept of meeting someone who you have an instant connection with. Sometimes you meet a person and instantly click, like a sort of divine chemistry."

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by Cellar Door

We are Cellar Door from Teesside. Probably our darkest and dingiest single so far Sirens is a seedy story.

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Whiskiegh Couke

by Dead Slow

Dead Slow formed in February 2019 as a 5 piece head banging bunch of wronguns heavily influenced by the stoner rock / punk & metal scene,. The band smashed on to the scene with their first show in September 2019 and have continued to play to growing audiences since.

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Lose Myself

by Red Light Acid Test

Red Light Acid Test are a new band on the London music scene. Merging the psych rock of 60’s garage, grunge’s spit & fury and the tight angular riffing of post punk they have created a noisy blast of brooding intensity

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The Presidents

by Stone Breaker

Hi There, we are the Stone Breaker. The video is called "the Presidents" and is about our favorite rock club Marginália a Sweaty rock club, loud music and cold beer. It's our homage to our favorite rock club in Portimão in the south of Portugal

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Kein Licht

by Hot Sunday Blood

Turin based Hot Sunday Blood’s mesmerizing sound primarily comes from the heavier sphere of grunge/alternative metal. Their recently released third album, Kein Licht is a journey about psychological human condition seen through a young woman's eyes.

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Keep your hands to yourself

by Stone Breaker

Hi There, we are the Stone Breaker, a rock band from Portugal and "Motörbass" is our first single of our upcoming album, released on the 17th of April.

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Hello we are 2 FAR SOUTH a Grungy Garage duo giving a vintage sound an new school identity! This is our song called "Insane" We recorded it in our jam spot. We hope you enjoy it.

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by Mummy

Yo, Mummy here. Four piece band from South London tearing it up with a new EP. The lead track ‘Shovel’ is a dark journey digging through life, striving to find the gold without getting too filthy.

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Before The Storm

by Follow Deep

We are Follow Deep and we are a young, emerging indie/alternative rock band from Hull.
This is our latest single from our debut album "Will You Still Love Me...", and it's about one of the characters from the film "Leon: The Professional". Hope you like it!

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Et Tu?

by The Business End

Hi! We're The Business End, and this new song of ours is an attempt to convey just how the current state of political affairs in the USA makes us feel. Turns out, the answer is angry. Quite angry.

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