The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Alt-Rock

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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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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by Northshore

Hey! We're Northshore, a 5 piece Pop-Punk/Alt Rock band from Middlesbrough/Carlisle/London. This is our new song called "Fairweather" it's about people who only use you for their own personal gain then disappear when they have no use for you anymore, and we've all known someone like that right?

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by Corpulent Provocateur

Brown is a song that reflects on the problems associated with alcohol addiction

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Haunted House

by Feed The Fire

Haunted House is the debut single for Feed The Fire. It is a guitar driven,contagious and hooky anthem of a track with a driving bass line and pounding drums throughout. The vocals are raspy but coherent and catchy with plenty of sing along melodies.

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Force You

by Gloo

GLOO are excited to share their new video ‘Force You’ and announce their signing to Hassle Records, reissuing their critically acclaimed album ‘A PATHETIC YOUTH’. The album will be available physically for the first time on a limited run of opaque red vinyl & CD on November 29th 2019.

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Bromidic Thrills

by Imperial Wax

Imperial Wax, the four-piece (which includes three 11-year veterans in the longest serving and last line up of The Fall), proffer otherworldly primal noise rock that’s both animalistic and shamanistic. Sharing news of a brand new single, "Bromidic Thrills" and UK Tour dates in Nov 2019

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by Lauren Hoyle

Lauren is a singer-songwriter from Birmingham. Previously a one woman band, her debut single 'Paramita' delivers a full band, bold and lively sound with gorgeous harmonies and catchy choruses. Lauren passionately tells raw and personal stories of friends, love and people she has met along the way.

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Oceans Apart

UK newcomers OCEANS APART are braced to strike out, armed with a sound that has already been likened to everyone from You Me At Six, Deaf Havana and Don Broco. OCEANS APART have released a new single, Talk Of The Town, which is backed by a stunning video

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Ruled By Raptors

Ruled By Raptors have just revealed a new video for the single, Time. The track is taken from the band’s debut EP, Ouroboros, which arrives via Pulse Music on Friday 7th June.

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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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The Secondhand Empire

Hey rockers and fuzz lovers, we are The Secondhand Empire, a rock trio from Oslo, Norway. Loaded with fuzzy-as-hell bass lines, hard hitting drums and high energy vocals, our first record, 'Heist On A Thrift Store' is out now! Take this track for a spin and embrace the noise!

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Caspian Lennox

London's Caspian Lennox released his new single ‘The Brightest Star’ in 2018 which is reminiscent of early The Jesus And The Mary Chain and The Brian Jonestown Massacre with a cinematic flair. Lennox is known for his classical compositions, receiving acclaim worldwide.

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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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Everything to Nothing

Hi, we are Everything to Nothing and this is our second single Ten Years. We have been together over a year and featured on BBC Introducing and played Pop Punk Pile Up & Humberstreet Sesh we hope you enjoy. Thank you.

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Desert Clouds

With a diverse spectrum of influences sweeping from Leonard Cohen to Black Sabbath, and from The Doors to Soundgarden, DESERT CLOUDS pull you in and wash you over with their own brand of atmospheric alt-rock. The band release their new album, Nothing Beyond The Cage, on Friday 18th January.

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Hey Guys! We're Cavey - a London Alt Rock band and this is our new single "About To Start". It's a bluesy soul ballad detailing the unfulfilling side of life as a musician. Enjoy!!

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Softswitch is a synth-noise-punk foursome from Winnipeg MB, drawn together by their love of post-punk, early bedtimes, and DIY electronics. Having recently finished recording their EP to tape in Winnipeg, Softswitch took a trip to Chicago to have it mixed by Steve Albini and mastered by Bob Weston.

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Hi Punktastic, we are Woodfish we love to perform and jam on stage - we sound like The Average White Band mixed with Inxs

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Hi Guys, we're just a Canadian alt band that did a few photo shoots in the desert and wrote a few catchy tracks. and wanted to share the journey with you. We've just release 'Living Dead" hope you like it.

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