The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Alternative

Annie Taylor

We form a female fronted band called Annie Taylor as an homage to the enigmatic woman who jumped the Niagara Falls in a barrel and survived back in 1901. Now we feel ready to take a deep leap into the water with this new single and hope to share it as much as we can.

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The Empty Page

We are The Empty Page, a fuzzy, melodic trio from drizzly Manchester. We like listening to noisy indie rock, giggling about stupid things in transit vans and jumping around on low stages in sweaty basements. Our new song When The Cloud Explodes is about inevitable rainy day creativity in the North.

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Fairies! No Mercenaries

Hiya! I'm Theo this is my project, Fairies! No Mercenaries. I'm working on releasing a full album but in the mean time I have a music video for a single called Swansong. The video follows a girl being followed by a monster only she can see.

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Stations Creations

Ex-This Legend's Vocalist Chris Castillo's new musical project Stations Creations. New EP has just been released - Check it out!

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Ned Dylan

My name is Ned Dylan - I'm a 17-year-old original artist & songwriter. Last year I dropped 'Life's a Rave', I'd love it if you could check it out. The track mixes live instrumentation, social commentary, electronica & an infectious riff that loops throughout. Enjoy!

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Katey Brooks

Hey folks, I'm Katey Brooks and this is my new single "In Your Arms". It's a love song narrating the emotions of expressing your love for someone. Hope you enjoy!

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The High Loves

At the core of The High Loves sound is an ability to take a classic songwriting approach without getting stuck in the fog of retro sensibilities. Their mission is simply to perform the music that their passions inspired.

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Basement Alchemy

Basement Alchemy is a one man band by me, Shai Pelled. Zero to One is the first single off the new (second) LP, Changing Colors. I wrote the song while running in an attempt to give strength to myself in a dark period where I thought I might be dying. I later overcame that, hence the title.

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Bleach Boy

Our name is BLEACH BOY. We're from all over but sticking to Manchester. We were f*cking freezing filming that video so I hope people like it. It's our Debut Single and it's called Death Row.

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Nuns Of The Tundra

Bristol newcomers NUNS OF THE TUNDRA peel back rock to its bare bones and customise it with the use of nifty electro beats and enriching desert rock riffery. The alternative four-piece released their enthralling new single, Pray 4 U, Slay 4 U.

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Sunday Morning

Alternative band, Sunday Morning, has embraced the DIY ethic with their new EP, "In All Honesty". With punchy drums, heavy and soft guitars, thumping bass, and honesty and related lyrics, the song "Wave" embodies all of this.

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THC Dreams

THC DREAMS offer up a fresh and animated take on emo infused rock. With a neat and solid rhythm section, thoughtful guitar work, and soaring vocals, THC DREAMS drop their spanking new single, All My Friends, on Friday 11th January 2019.

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Jon Tessier

Dear punktastic readers, "Hold Me, Hold Me" is an upbeat song from my first EP "Slice of Paradise". It's got a garage rock vibe and a hard rock feel, I composed this track with the intent of being strictly limited to three instruments on top of the vocals (1 Guitar, 1 Bass, 1 Drumset).

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Paperfriend

We are Paperfriend, a band from Maidstone that puts out DIY emo music. We pride ourselves on our work ethic. Our music is energetic, emotive and dynamic – sometimes all in the same song. If you like Biffy Clyro and Jimmy Eat World, you’ll be well into Paperfriend.

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Pinch

Hi! We're Pinch from Flint, MI. This is out first release and first single from upcoming 3 song EP "It's All Over, All Forgotten" coming out via Save Your Generation Records in November.

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Lapyear

With this release, we decided to take a more direct approach to stay true to our live sound and keep everything as stripped back as possible. The result has left us with what we think is our best work to date, and we’re stoked to putting it out with Venn Records

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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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Catch Fire

Catch Fire unveil new single 'Heist' today, from debut album 'Karma Owes Me A Lifetime Of Happiness' due 16th November on Rude Records "Heist is a song about depression and mental health. It’s about comparing everyone else’s seemingly happy state to yours, and the envy and sadness that can bring"

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pawncapture

We are pawncapture, a dynamic two piece band that likes to do things differently. We were inspired to write music through a shared love of Biffy Clyro’s third album Infinity Land

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Dead Ground

Expressing an intoxicating sound that is raw, atmospheric and engulfing, DEAD GROUND strive to create music that holds true value built upon integrity and honesty. The alternative trio release their striking new single, We All Feel The Same, on Friday 12th October.

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