The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of alternative

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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HEYUP

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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some villains

We are Some Villains, a four-piece alternative/hard rock band based in Burnham on Sea, Somerset. We are probably most well-known for supporting Liam Gallagher at Pilton Party 2018 at Worthy Farm. We like to describe our music as 'perpetual motion' - Someone smarter than us came up with that!

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The Ivins

Hi guys! This is our new single "Certain," which comes out April 5th. It is a commentary on how certainty has become the enemy to a culture of people who never want to commit to anything, always assuming there's something better. The music was originally based on a Lebanese folk song.

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Drum Kit Love Song

I'm an alternative songwriter based in Portland, OR. My songs try to work within a pop song parameter with a wide variety of influences.

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No Plug.

Hi we’re No Plug. So you’re scrolling through Punktastic looking for some good music huh? Well how about a high-energy sad boy rock band to add to your playlist? Don’t like sad music? Want us to stop asking rhetorical questions? Smash that play button!

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EARTHSTATE

Hello friends, we are EARTHSTATE, a new alternative rock band from Lyon, France. Our very first single "No Turning Back" is now available, check it out ! :)

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Playing Pretend

Playing Pretend are a 5 piece Pop-Punk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We just released our Debut EP, 'Dormancy'. Drawing influence from bands such as All Time Low and Brand New, Playing Pretend combines Pop inspired lyrical writing with heavier punk guitar styled riffing.

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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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