The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of alternative

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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GUTS.

Hello there! We're a band called GUTS. from Lincoln. We play grunge flavoured, anthemic powerpop bangers with a britpop-esque snottiness and swagger. Check out our new single 'Hush', the first track released from our upcoming EP, recorded and mixed by the legendary Bob Cooper.

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Every Other Year

Every Other Year is a teenage alternative pop punk band from Orange County, California. They bridge the gap between modern day alternative and melodic hardcore. This is their most requested song One Day. They also have a music video for the song which is on the website. Enjoy!

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Siblings Of Us

Brit trio SIBLINGS OF US make a potent statement with their brand new track, A Gang Called Wonder. The cut is taken from the band’s genre bending new EP, Gargantua, which hits all outlets on 2nd November, via RetroSynth Records.

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Harri Larkin

Harri Larkin is a band. We could write a long description of our sound or you could press play and define it for yourself, These are for you. -HL

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Bear Shoe

Hi there, we're Bear Shoe - an alternative punk / emo band from Guildford - Surrey. Here's a song from our debut self-titled and 4 track EP we've been working on over the year whilst studying at the University of Surrey. We're super pleased with it and hope you are too!

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From Inside

Brit Alt-Metallers, FROM INSIDE, return with their mesmerising sophomore EP, When I’m Breathing Without You, out 14th September. The emerging foursome have also just premiered their brand new video for Before I Leave, which can be viewed here - https://youtu.be/JRkGJN4dRiU .

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Icarus Dive

ICARUS DIVE have racked up comparisons stemming from System Of A Down, Radiohead, through to Queen. The alternative crew have just released a new video for Hydra - https://youtu.be/t5JynOXANAw , which is lifted from the band’s new EP, Among The Thorns, out 21st September.

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