The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of indie

I Don't Care

by Spyres

We're Spyres! When a few of the restrictions were lifted, we went straight into the studio and started writing something new, trying to do something different and ‘I Don’t Care’ is the sum of that. To us, it feels like a pure coming of age song, like it could be in a movie and we hope you enjoy!

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debut ep, 'in earnest'

by in earnest

Hey everybody! We're in earnest, a sad indie band and our debut ep is out right now! For fans of emotional, heartfelt lyricism and songs with meaning. We'd love it if you could go take a listen! for more info.

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by New Design

Hi we're New Design, this is our latest single "January", track one of a three-song B-Sides compilation following up our last EP "Where I Need To Be". If you like heartfelt sing-along gang vocals, dynamic instrumental shifts, spacey guitar effects and synth melodies, then give this tune a listen!

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by year over year

Hi everyone! I'm Dorian Pintaric and "Charm" is one of the last songs I wrote for 'The Love We Think We Deserve'. From the imagery in the music video to the lyrical content and even the simple guitar melodies, I just wanted this painful feeling. I hope you resonate with this as much as I do.

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Come Upstairs

by In Earnest

What's up Punktastic! ‘CU’ is about mental health: “My partner’s mental health struggles mean I spend every moment keeping a brave/positive face. We’re learning how to combat negative thinking, I’m usually the one who has to pull her out of waves of depression.”

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New American Dream

by SeepeopleS

This track from renowned anti-genre pranksters was banned by Facebook! Listen and watch for yourself. The video was created and directed by world-renowned animator Pete List of MTV's Celebrity Death Match, and Marilyn Manson’s “Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes”. The song is really just an examination of people who lust after power, and the perspective that those people might be a little sick in the head.

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Wrong Again

by Abandon Ship!

Hey Team! We're Abandon Ship and this is the first tracl from our debut EP. We wrote/recorded/produced it ouselves so it means a lot to us. Lyrically the record follows a theme of first person anecdotes about being a pissed off Millenial. We like to think of it as if the 1975 and Pup made some music ;).

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Punk With An Ex

by Walter Etc.

Hi! This is the first single off Walter Etc.'s upcoming LP. It features raw dark comedy lyrics recounting the first few days of anger and confusion after a break-up. With a melodic chorus it's sure to get stuck in your head. Enjoy!

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by Colour of the Jungle

Hey! We are Colour of the Jungle - a five-piece garage rock band from Portsmouth, UK. This is our new single 'Humblebee' - we'd love for you to listen, give us a follow and let us know what you think! Cheers!

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by Twin Dive

Twin Dive's "Holly" is a blend of classic 90s alt guitar rock, fuelled with their dark, pan-Scandinavian heritage, served with small doses of bravado and a confident stage presence. They're hard to forget - and the lovely elder ladies starring in the video are so worth 4 minutes of your time! :)

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Jade Imagine

Emerging Melbourne three-piece jade imagine offer a seamless blend of synthwave & art-rock. After signing to Courtney Barnett's Milk! Records for their debut EP in 2017 and supporting Julia Jacklin on tour last year, the band have recently signed to London-based record label Marathon Artists.

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A Carnage in the Lovetrees

We are A Carnage in the Lovetrees. We formed in Chicago and now live in Seattle. This is the title track from our third record, Fires, released in April 2019 on Department of Sound & Magic.

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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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Shanghai Blues

Having received support from NME, Clash Magazine and Music Week, been placed on Spotify’s The Indie List, Hot New Bands and Fresh Finds, plus selling out headline shows across the nation, alternative rock quartet Shanghai Blues are back bigger and better than ever.

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Overgrow is an indie emo band from Columbus, OH! "The Earth Will Swallow Me Whole" is our new single off our upcoming sophomore EP 'The Name We Share', slated for release May 3rd through Common Ground Records!

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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 Racket

Hi we're The Racket, 4 piece band from Widnes formed in 2017 we've played a series of sold out headline shows, supported acts on tour and played a few festivals. Give us a listen

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Heyo! We're Goodland, an emo band from Stevens Point, WI founded in 2017. We just released our sophomore EP 'Like All Else' on April 5th! We're just three guys who like to write sad jams and play videogames.

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Aunt Margaux

Aunt Margaux channels the elements from her music scene which combine tension between harmonies, extended improvisation, and the desire to write a memorable tune, into her playing style. Life is hard. Aunt Margaux makes it better.

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