The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Smashing Pumpkins

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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My Eyes

by Oversize

"My Eyes" was written after reflecting how many hours I spend looking at a screen. The feeling of becoming a slave to technology, the impact it can have on social anxiety and the toll it can have on both mental and physical health.

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Better Things

by Honeycub

Hi we're Honeycub, a neo-Grunge band from Leeds. Better Things is all about questioning where you are in life against where you'd like to be, and trying to move on from negative experiences and people, but constantly being sucked back in.

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Maybe, Tomorrow

by The Fame

We are The Fame! A young up & coming indie rock band from Canada. Our music takes influence from some of the best bands of the 90s/00s Rock era with a modern day twist on everyday life in 2019!

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IOTA

IOTA formed in Bristol late 2017. Since their formation, IOTA have been touring around the UK and selling out headline shows at popular Bristol venues such as ‘The Crofters Rights’ and ‘Thunderbolt’. They have also been taking UK festivals by storm.

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Saboteurs

Hi we are Saboteurs from Lincolnshire UK. we are a misfit bunch of middle aged people who still have some great songs left to share. We mix a number of styles together and have a passion for lyrical content. We are partial to a good riff, wear our hearts on our sleeves and still have a tale to tell.

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Greys

Greys took on a completely new direction for their third album, doing the exact opposite to what they've always known, by cutting their teeth into experimenting with warped samples, building atmosphere through reversed guitars and running their ruthless drums through amps.

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some villains

We are Some Villains, a four-piece alternative/hard rock band based in Burnham on Sea, Somerset. We are probably most well-known for supporting Liam Gallagher at Pilton Party 2018 at Worthy Farm. We like to describe our music as 'perpetual motion' - Someone smarter than us came up with that!

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The Ivins

Hi guys! This is our new single "Certain," which comes out April 5th. It is a commentary on how certainty has become the enemy to a culture of people who never want to commit to anything, always assuming there's something better. The music was originally based on a Lebanese folk song.

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Midnight Son

Hey Punks, we're Sheffield's latest Emo outfit and this is a song from our debut EP. Feast yourselves!

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Squidge

Hey guys, we've been playing around Bath/Bristol for the last 3 years after we released our debut EP. This is our brand new single 'Tired', a song about looking out for your friends. Hope you can relate and enjoy the music!

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Wynona Bleach

We are Wynona Bleach, an Alt-Gaze-Pop band from Ireland. We self recorded our debut EP and this track is the opening single from it that we released last year. We blend shimmery guitars with alt rock fuzz with pop melodies and hooks.

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Bizou

Hi everyone, We are Bizou and this is our new single "Superstition" hope you enjoy!

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The Dose

The Dose release new single ‘Saline,’ the third track and video of their full-length debut album. Track produced by Keith Nelson (Buckcherry) and mixed by Joe Barresi (Tool, QOTSA). Band recently added to Good Charlotte tour.

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Sunflood

Hey folks, we 're Sunflood from North London. In our first single we mixed a sci-fi tale of existential torment and redemption with a huge pounding drum sound, soaring guitars together with a really low driving bass sound. It's dark,powerful and uplifting, hope you like it.

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Hounding

Hey all, we're a Kent based band that play loud fuzzy music "Likened to grunge and sludge bands of a mostly bygone era, Hounding pairs thick visceral riffing with morose and ariose Corgan-esque howling in the unholiest of matrimony"

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The Rose Affair

We are The Rose Affair, a group of guys from the East of England. We like to describe our sound as a melancholic dreamscape layered over groove-driven indie-rock. Let us know if we're anywhere close!

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Satellite Citi

Hey guys, we're Satellite Citi and check out our brand new video for single 'Slow Kill'. It's an awesome stop motion animation video and we hope you love it as much as we do!

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Paytron Saint

Hi we are Paytron Saint formed from three Belper lads bringing big drums, big guitars and soulful vocals to every song. Formed of brothers Nick and Joel Glyn-Davies (guitar + vocals, drums) along with pal Dean Lloyd hammering the bass, check us out for some honest lo-fi power pop, grunge tunes.

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