The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of alternative

Private Tantrum

by New Fossils

We're New Fossils from the Bay Area, and this song is about what playing music means to us. It's boppy and fun but still looking for something more than where we are.

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by Venus Furs

Hi, I'm Paul Kasner aka Venus Furs, and Paranoia is the newest single from my upcoming debut album on my own label Silk Screaming Records. I wrote Paranoia as an examination of mental health, attempting to explore the feelings of depression and anxiety. I hope you like it.

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by Mouth Culture

hey there! we're mouth culture, an indie/rock band from leicester in the uk. we've just released our new track 'sink' it's like we put the 80's in a blender with some modern twists, check it out, you might find your new favourite band

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Dickhead DNA

by Argh Kid

DDNA was written last year, but after recent events, especially the scenes of far right thugs smashing their way round London, we felt we needed to release it now! Recorded, mixed, mastered within a week, Dickhead DNA is a ska-fuelled middle finger to racists, and a protest anthem for 2020.

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Everything I learnt about girls, I learnt from Captain Kirk

by An English Settlement

Hi all, we are An English Settlement from the East Midlands, UK. This track is from our debut e.p which was self recorded and produced. It takes a light hearted look at your typical keyboard warrior

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by Cellar Door

We are Cellar Door from Teesside. Probably our darkest and dingiest single so far Sirens is a seedy story.

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Drunk in the Snow

by Moni Grace

Moni Grace is a 23 year old singer-songwriter based out of Boston MA. Through her raw, unique adaptation of alternative-pop, she is able to approach artistry in a conceptual and abstract way. This approach presents itself in every song Moni creates to share her creative expression and soul.

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Her Glow

by Konarucchi

Hi everybody, I'm Konarucchi and this is my debut single! It's been in the works for over a year, and I'm very excited to have it out and share it with everyone. The track plays with different styles of music, and is dedicated to my beautiful little new niece.

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by Let Man Loose

Hey guys, we're back with a brand new single 'Bulldog', a satirical commentary walking the circus tightrope between patriotism and bigotry. Without getting too political, this is a fun-poke at the dinosaurs who 'wanted their country back'.

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by The Phoenix Within

We are The Phoenix Within, a rock project based out of Queens, NY. Copycat was written with the intent to encourage artist and songwriters to embrace originality & authenticity in their own musical & lyrical work.

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by The Kanz

Our music combines the alternative punk rock style of the new century influenced by electronic music with synth and special effects. We play punk rock shows with alternative electronic rock songs, deep emotional tunes and party vibes.

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by Colourful

We're a new Glasgow based band with influences in emo, alternative and hardcore artists. We currently have 2 singles out - 'Your Best Possible Life' and our latest single 'Healthy/Happy' which are both going to be on our debut album 'Until Life Gives Us Colour' out next month.

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Down With The Pressure

by My Everest

We are My Everest from London UK, an upbeat, alternative 6 piece band from London. We've just dropped our debut single "Down With The Pressure" and are so excited to share it with the world. The song displays riffs, harmonies and energy that we do best. We hope you enjoy the song!

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Hello! We are borts from Salisbury and we just recorded three songs because it is all we could afford. This song isn't our most single worthy but it's a perfect example of who we are as a band.

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Cold Reading

Hi everyone, We are Cold Reading from Lucerne, Switzerland and we will be releasing a three-part concept album over the course of 2019. 'Through the Woods, Pt.1' is the first single taken from it. If you like big riffs, driving drums and delicate vocals than this is right up your alley!

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O. Girdler

O. Girdler is the pseudonym of London-based artist, Oliver Girdler. His debut single ‘Yeah, I Got Sick’ is a sanguine ode to self-belief: about dispelling clouds of doubt to emerge in a more positive, brighter light. It was self-produced by Oliver and mixed by Saddle Creek artist Sam Evian.

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Hey, we are HEYUP! We are a Glasgow alternative/indie band formed of brothers Callum and Luc Grindle with friend Chris Devine on bass. Our single Only A Game is an introspective song about moving on from difficult times in life. We collaborated with friends to film the video on no budget.

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The Strawberries

Refusing to settle down after their hard hitting heavy ballad 'In Your Dreams', The Strawberries have changed the game once again in the form of a smooth, yet spikey, soul inspired single, 'Oh No Not Again'. This is a song for people who have been holding back and need a release.

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August Spies

Named after the 19th century ‘mayday’ union activist from Chicago, August Spies is a brand new project from Schlosberg, front man of cult UK post-hardcore band Hell is for Heroes, who released 3 acclaimed albums in the early 00s and gained notoriety for their utterly compelling live performances.

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Fairies! No Mercenaries

I'm an unconventional artist singing about their own troubles in this world with a lot of synths. Picture a soundtrack from your favorite creepy pasta or romantic horror story and that's me. For fans of the macabre and artist who perform catharsis to survive.

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