The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Indie Rock

Violet

by Sea Girls

We may have songs with darkness, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look to the light. ‘Violet’ is wildly optimistic and for the video we find ourselves in an abandoned building and this time we aren’t feeling sorry for ourselves.

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Getting Late

by Science is Fiction

Hi, we play a mix of laid back 70s power pop paired with frenetic 90s indie rock. Been described as "Elvis Costello on steroids" and "a bit Parquet Courts...a bit parent rock". Our debut EP was recorded at the NMC and mixed by local Calgary legend Lorrie Matheson.

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The Joke of Life

by Tacocat

Seattle band Tacocat are set to release 'This Mess Is a Place', their new full-length album on Friday, May 3rd. The sparkly new album is their first for Sub Pop, and heralds a more pop-driven and ebullient direction in their sound.

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Sun Spot

Hi! We're Sun Spot - a noisy pop duo from Bristol with an affinity for 'verb'd out guitars and tasty Ableton beats. We love all things indie rock and new wave - basically if you can dance to it, we're interested.

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PET HATES

Hi folks, we're PET HATES, a powerpop/emopop/all over the shop indie rock band from London, UK. We play fun and crunchy hooked filled tunes that take influence from everything from the get up kids to the Replacements, Martha to Prince, early REM to Superchunk. You'll want to move, hopefully.

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The Hospital Flowers

Hello! We are The Hospital Flowers. We make loud, energetic & raw music, influenced by many amazing artist of the past, trying to create our own sound. We just got our second single out and we hope that you can rock it as loud as possible.

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Hoax Paradise

Hi, we're Hoax Paradise, an indie rock band hailing from Paris, France! We recently released our new EP, “Well, Nobody’s Perfect”. You'll find below one of the tracks, named “Ground Control”. Hope you'll like it!

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Vagabond Specter

Vagabond Specter is the joint brainchild of vocalist Pablo Specter and guitarist, keyboard player and producer Yuriy Smalius who met in Kiev in 2014. After a year of working together, the duo recruited bassist Egor Gavrilenko and drummer Alex Okremov to bring their musical vision to life.

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Julia Shapiro

'Perfect Version' is the debut solo album from Chastity Belt singer/guitarist Julia Shapiro, out June 14th on Hardly Art. The lead single from the record "Natural" is streaming online now. Julia recorded virtually every instrument on 'Perfect Version' herself.

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Beezewax

With comparisons by Q Magazine drawn to the melodic pop precision of Phoenix combined with the punk-fueled force of the mighty Dinosaur Jr, throw in some Teenage Fanclub harmonies, Buffalo Tom earnestness, and Superchunk energy and you’ve pretty much hit the nail on the head with the Beezewax sound.

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Flèche

This is Flèche (Paris, FR), four fans of The Get Up Kids having each previously played in a bunch of bands and now trying to mix the thick rock and harmonies of Alice in Chains with the technical pop of Minus the Bear. What we like is to make the melody that alternates soft verses and heavy choruses

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Tidal Gloom

Tidal Gloom is the stranger in a trench coat in the alleyway covered in cigarette smoke who you can only see when the neon sign from the bar blinks on.

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The Drew Thomson Foundation

On the surface, "Break" is about a relationship, but in a broader sense, it’s about not being afraid of change and the possible consequences that can come from it. We had a lot of fun working with Alex Newport, and I think that comes through in the recording and the rest of the album.

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Factheory

FACTHEORY are a band from the Brussels scene whose style is firmly in the post-punk movement, with a poetic side that stands out.

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Lowinsky

Lowinsky is a band with strong ties to the 90s, but dropped to perfection in today's musical universe. Enriched by the important experiences in the past with other groups of the italian underground (Daisy Chains, Finistère), the trio gave birth to his first ep eponym in 2017 for Moquette Records.

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Sun K

Hey guys, We're Sun K and this is our track 'High In The City'! It features gritty guitars, infectious lyrics and explosive percussion.

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The Manatees

Drawing inspiration from The Vaccines, Jamie T and Circa Waves, The Manatees infuse relatable lyrics, driving rhythms and infectious melodies which have caught the ears of Radio X, BBC6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Spotify’s ‘Hot New Bands’ playlist.

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Wild Mercury

Wild Mercury originally wanted to start a folk group that focused on warm vocal harmonies. Surrounded by instruments in their dark jam basement, they got caught up by an urge of rock, of rooted sounds and of an unfulfilled dream of a riot youth. Better late than never.

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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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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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