The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of The Cure

Tell The Vein

by Lexytron

Hey Punktastic! My debut album ‘Something Blue’ is out on 20 March 2020 and is an alternative girl's guide to love, loss and lust. ‘Tell The Vein’ depicts an emotional journey on London's DLR during a melodic slice of power pop.

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by Palissade

Palissade announces the release of their self-titled debut LP to be launched on February 28, 2020. The band unveils the music video for M’éloigner, with a further two songs scheduled for pre-release to the upcoming album.

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by Breakfast for Turtles

Hi folks! We're a folk-punk-adjacent kinda post-punk band out of Philly, and we just launched our first EP, Old Gods & End Times. Revelation is a heavy, lyrical, high-energy eulogy for a dying planet.

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Drinking The Ghosts

by Rain To Rust

Rain To Rust aims at bringing Post-Punk back to its early '80's Singer-Songwriter roots, following the footsteps of Adrian Borland, Mark E. Smith or Ian Curtis. "Drinking The Ghosts" comes off the debut album "Flowers Of Doubt" and is inspired by Mika Kaurismaki's "Zombie And The Ghost Train".

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Never Enough

by Black Market Heart

Just in time for Day of the Dead, here's a lo-fi AF cover of 'Never Enough' from The Cure.

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by Antiguo

This is our most recent release and best displays the sound we characterise as Coldcore. Indie and post-punk influences meshed through our hardcore / DIY lineage.

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Sun Spot

Hi! We're Sun Spot - a noisy pop duo from Bristol with an affinity for 'verb'd out guitars and tasty Ableton beats. We love all things indie rock and new wave - basically if you can dance to it, we're interested.

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Golden Plates

Howdy! Check out the first single off of Golden Plates new LP, Farewell to Zion, "You're Pretty, I'm Drunk".

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Hi there! I'm James aka 'batwings' - a singer, songwriter, producer and occasional live band from South London! I describe the music as 'sadpunk' - loud, melodic punk with relatable, but bittersweet lyrics, crammed with loads of noise, energy and twists from unexpected influences! Come party!

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We are a post-punk/new wave/college rock/whatever it’s called these days band from Buffalo, NY. With our new album we have built off our darker post-punk roots and delved slightly more into the realm of jangle/dream pop.

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Hey Guys! We're a brand new Post Punk band based in Lyon, France. We released our first album, named Fragrance in December 2018 and our first video, 'Violence In Your Eyes' - check it out!

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Not Robots?

Good day Punktastic readers! We are Not Robots? A 4 piece post punk band from Edinburgh who make bombastic noise and confuse people into thinking we are in fact not robots? We recently released our debut single, it's pretty damn cool and we believe all ears should be deafened by it.

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Locate The Harbour

Locate the Harbour's second EP comes in the form of 'Medicine'; a thank you to all those who helped Robbie through the loss of his Grandfather. Taking on a more mature sound, these songs play a very personal chord with Robbie. 'MEDICINE' OUT NOW.

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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:

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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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Cruz De Navajas

Debuting in 2016, Mexico City’s Cruz De Navajos describes its sound as dark, dance-able post punk.

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