The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Alternative Rock

Balaban and the Bald Illeagles

We are a three piece rock band, who play raw, honest, alternative rock music with meaningful lyrics. Our debut album "Going Clear" is being released digitally on all major platforms on Friday 22nd March.

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TRANK

Hi, we're TRANK. A French rock band that mixes powerful alternative rock and new wave / cold wave inspirations. We've recently dropped a new single and video “Undress to Kill”, as a preview of our upcoming album! We hope you'll like it!

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Twiceborn

We are an alt rock band hailing from the North East taking influence from atmospheric royalty such as Balance & Composure, Citizen & more. We have just released our debut single "Everyone Knows This is Nowhere" which is the first in a series of releases planned for 2019.

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ThreadBear

Hi, we’re ThreadBear - an unsigned three piece emo band from the north east of the UK. We recorded our first self-funded album with Leeds based producer Bob Cooper over a week in August 2018. We’re very happy to finally be releasing our first single from the record, Yupppp.

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HALCYON

We’re HALCYON, a three piece alternative rock outfit from Kent, UK. Our sound is influenced by a combination of modern day emo such as Foxing and La Dispute as well as alternative rock and grunge from the 90s such as Nirvana.

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Minus Alive

Hi, we're Minus Alive and we're here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff. Not really, but this is our new single 'Not The Only One' and it says a lot about what we're about as a band! If you like earnest, passionate rock music with something to say then this is for you.

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Luna Kiss

LUNA KISS have unleashed a stunning lyric video for 'Not Afraid', a track taken from the band’s debut album, Following Shadows, out on Friday 12th April.

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Puppet Kings

UK alt-rockers Puppet Kings are making new friends with their infectious sound that has earned the riff merchants comparisons to Foo Fighters and Guns N Roses. Puppet Kings have a new video for 'The Message' taken from their new EP, The Mountain, out 1st March.

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Casavettes

Hey everyone, we're Casavettes, an emo band from Limerick, Ireland. We've been playing around the country for the last few years and we're finally gearing up to release our debut LP, Senselessness. It's out on 27th Feb, but you can hear the first single, I'm Not Here, I'm Somewhere Else, right now!

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CJ Miller

We'd like to introduce you to this very talented, up and coming, alternative rock artist - CJ MILLER. We invite you to listen to his new single, "TONIGHT"

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Bare Poets

Hello friends! We are Bare Poets, a three piece alternative punk rock band from Kent. We are committed to writing original, pretty, gritty music featuring punchy guitar riffs and intense vocals. Keep your eyes peeled for our debut EP, Tough Love, releasing in January of 2019.

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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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MAUVE.

We are MAUVE, a three piece rock pop band from Cambridge/London. We started the band officially in 2017 and we released our debut EP "Pulled Apart" last year with the sole aim to create simplistic, hard hitting, fuzzy rocks songs with pop soaked melodies.

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Sonder

Brit Alt-rockers SONDER plan to break from the underground following the release of last years single, A Wicked Place. This mouth-watering track takes from everyone from Nirvana and Biffy Clyro, to Arcane Roots and Basement.

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Violets Leap

Violets Leap are a 4 piece alternative rock band from north wales. The band came together in early 2018 with a shared desire to make music that illustrates a range of influences but has it's own recognisable sound. By summer 2018, through regular rehearsals, the band had pulled together a short se

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Avalanche Party

Yorkshire’s Avalanche Party have revealed a brand new cut today in the form of vampiric new single Million Dollar Man. Bold and brash, the track features stabbing electronic elements, oscillating bass grooves and captures Avalanche Party’s undeniable free spirit.

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City of Smugglers

We're a heavy, punky four piece rock band from South East London and we've just released our debut EP! We like to combine chaotic and fast drumming with dirty guitars and catchy licks!

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FOXHAUNT

We are FOXHΛUNT, an alternative rock band from York, UK. we infuse traditional British sounds with our own unique spin on alt-rock, With influence from Alexisonfire, Linkin Park and Don Broco.

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The Hot Babe Lovers

What up, you guys? We are The Hot Babe Lovers from Brazil but based in Finland. This track is the title of our debut album and we're ready to raise our middle finger to the politically correct... of any form. Despite of the name "Meninist" the song is about pushing forward in life.

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THIS LIFE

This song was written about a relative who moved on. Her house was the central meeting place for a large family so when that house and home disappeared it became hard to keep everything pulled together. It’s about accepting that that’s okay.

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