The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Sonic Youth

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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HUSSY

Hi There! I'm Sophie aka HUSSY from SE London. I write, produce and play everything on my tracks as a one woman bedroom band. I'd best describe it as dream pop with elements of grunge and shoegaze textures.

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Beach Riot

Ice cream, weird guitars, PJ Harvey, Mudhoney, 4am mozzarella sticks, dark comedy, dungeons and dragons and Brighton beach hangover fry-ups.

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INNADAZE

We are INNADAZE from Bradford in the UK. Our sound is sometimes bleak, but realistic moods with a collision of thick fuzzy guitar riffs, that draws from hardcore blister, dream punk and raucous cusp-of-90s grunge & indie rock.

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HUSSY

South London based HUSSY (multi instrumentalist, Sophie Nicole Ellison) makes music that’s both juxtaposingly lullful & playful yet as raw and direct as the name of her pseudonym. She records, produces and layers all instrumentation in her home studio in London.

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No No Instigator

Hello! We want to let everyone know that our new album is out! It is called ''Dark Is Not What Irks Me Deep Inside the Realm''. We recorded and mixed it at various DIY places in Zagreb (Croatia). You can listen to it and download it for free at our bandcamp: https://nonoinstigator.bandcamp.com

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EYEBALL

Hello readers. We are EYEBALL, we come from the Moon. We don't really have a marketable genre and are probably the most un-trendy band you're likely to hear. We make weird videos and bizarre ear candy, and it's nice to meet all of you.

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