The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of sonic-youth

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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Until Somebody Drowns

by 3 Chords And A Lie

3 Chord & A Lie play swampy grungy homemade DIY punk with swampy grungy homemade DIY guitars.

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Off Track (Single Edit)

by Jovi Skyler

Howdy! Punk, alternative rock with an early '90s spirit and a hint of psychedelia. "Off Track" is about procrastination and the inevitable guilt that piles up by not following through with what you want to do. Every now and then it will make you crack up.

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The Beast Must Die

by Harker

Harker here! We're excited to be sharing the first single from our new album Axiom (April 23rd). The Beast Must Die is based on the idea of Mono-consciousness by Colin Wilson, who focused on striving to live with a heightened sense of meaning and avoiding a closed mindset. Plus noise! We like noise.

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Laundries

by M(h)aol

Hi there, we're Irish intersectional feminist post-punk band M(h)aol. We've just released our new single 'Laundries', our first release after a five year hiatus. 'Laundries' recounts Ireland’s history of Magdalene Laundries, the oppressive institutionalisation of women and girls.

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Last day in L.A.

by Healthy Junkies

Hiya. We wrote this song during our U.S.A. tour of 2018. Saying goodbye to the city of angels was not easy as we wer flying high and on a roll. But all good things come to an end. At least we got a song out of it! This is an uptempo new wave/punk stomper and it waves goodbye to the world.

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Crash/Land

by Teen Creeps

Belgian indierockers TEEN CREEPS are showing off their soft side on ‘CRASH/LAND’, the closing track of their new album ‘Forever’. The new single is no fast 90s punk song, but a long and quiet album closer that erupts into a guitar solo after four minutes.

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The Equidistance

by Pulse Park

Hi, Pulse Park are four men who met some time ago on an arctic expedition in Qikiqtaaluk/Canada and released their first EP this year. The Equidistance is hard to fit into one genre. It has the driving rhythm of an indie rock track, mixed with the sheer boldness of a noise-rock headbanger.

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Με Νεύρα

by Μινέρβα (Minerva)

Με Νεύρα is a phrase in greek that stands for "with nerves" or "with anger" if you prefer, and it was the first track ever composed and rehearsed by the band. Basically it describes the anger and frustration we are filled in, during the daily anxious routine in the city of Athens.

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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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All Talk

by Healthy Junkies

Hiya. This is Healthy Junkies. All Talk is the name of our forthcoming new single. We are calling out the lies, deceit and layer upon layer of Bull Sh#t that people are being subjected to. The fake news, the denials, the empty promises.

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Insomnia

by Pet Crow

We're Pet Crow & this track is VERY self-explanatory - It's quick, fuzzy, garage-punk, with a hint of frustration. If you don't know what the song is about, we want to know your secrets! This is the 2nd single from our 2nd LP 'Take The Edge Off'. We also made a daft DIY video on YouTube you can check out.

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Malkovich

by MAINES

Hey Guys, we're a post punk band from North Wales. We're readying to release our 2nd EP, feauring this song 'Malkovich' and 'Dreams' that follows. Our last EP was BBC Radio Wales Top sounds of 2016 by Adam Walton, a Louder Than War article described us as a band that 'Will bring down governments'.

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Jade Imagine

Emerging Melbourne three-piece jade imagine offer a seamless blend of synthwave & art-rock. After signing to Courtney Barnett's Milk! Records for their debut EP in 2017 and supporting Julia Jacklin on tour last year, the band have recently signed to London-based record label Marathon Artists.

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Horror My Friend

Hey there friend. We’re a three-piece fuzz rock/noise pop band from Adelaide, South Australia. We do some loud things. We do some soft things.

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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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Grim Streaker

An explosion of angular, post-punk from Brooklyn, NY.

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Deliluh

Emerging experimental art-rock group Deliluh have announced a brand-new mini LP for release on May 3rd via Tin Angel (UK/EU) – ‘Oath of Intent’ is a summer sibling, one of two albums birthed in a community space, and documents the group in its most visceral and cut-throat realisation to date.

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TWTHPASTE

Evening Gentle-Earthlings, We are TWTHPASTE. It would be far more than a pleasure to share our debut demo tracks with you in hope it makes your arm hairs erect. A collection of three young strugglers, amplifying our emotions to cook daunting noises in attempt to flee this trap of a system. Enjoy x

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Darkhearts

Hello, we're Darkhearts! We're an emerging band from South Florida with a unique alternative rock sound coming from a love of all things heavy, noisy and emo

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