The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Pop-Punk

Why Weren't They Stunned

by Emily Davis and The Murder Police

We're Emily Davis and The Murder Police! Our new single "Why Weren't They Stunned?" (from our new LP out June 25), about how the government isn't concerned/doesn't care when it comes to the role we play in climate change, the pandemic, etc., & that lack of urgency keeps biting us in the ass.

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Modern Art

by Detroit Zits

Iggy, Stooges, MC5, fighting in the streets and everything blown- Hemi rumbles under the hood of the Detroit Zits sound. Inspired by the Motor City and all its dirty, greasy V-8 powered rock, Detroit Zits is born to crash and burn. In the meantime...

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Wait For Me

by Interkon

Hi all! When New Jersey and Russia meet Philly Punk. This is Interkon's debut release! They are bringing back that nostalgic sound we all miss and love. This song is about self love and putting yourself first. Hope you enjoy!

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Creepy

by The Kanz

We are electro-pop punk trio THE KANZ and our ne single Borderline, is out everywhere now.

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Hometown Hostage

by Boltergeist

This is the 2nd single for the band Boltergeist which is a collaboration of members between Frank Dux and Trashed Ambulance. They play poppy yet thought provoking punk rock and are only just beginning.

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Unbelievable

by Flying Penguin

Hey folks, we are Flying Penguin,one of those to attend to difficult topics on a critical view and giving it shape by creating our new album ORANGE. In our very own way, using ironically joyful punk-rock sounds,we approach the challenge to eventually offer a new perspective and hope.

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Northern Lights

by Vampire Slumber Party

I wrote this song when I was working a crappy job for an awful, patronising boss. Weeks seemed to last about 10 days, weekends flew by in what felt like hours, and all I seemed to do was bite my tongue and dream about the northern lights. I'm sure we've all been there...

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Hey Girl

by Fabian Secon

Hey! This is my new single "Hey Girl". I’ve always wanted to expand more into the punk/pop-punk world, as this comes very naturally to me. The melodies in my music have always been inspired by alternative, pop and rock music, so it was an obvious progression.

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Hopeless

by Hungry Ghost

Hey y'all I'm Mike Ledgerwood aka Hungry Ghost my new track ‘Hopeless’ is available now and it mixes some introspective in my feelings lyrics with a bit of pop-punk fuzz. Maybe if enough people listen I can change my job title to 'Wears a sheet on his head for a living'. A ghost can only dream.

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What We're After

by For Felix

For Felix are back with the new single “What We’re After” after 15 years of silence. “What We’re After” features one of the last recordings of late drummer Patrick Jolkovski. All proceeds from the release will go directly to a college fund for his two daughters.

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United Hate Division

by City of The Weak

CITY OF THE WEAK combines modern rock with catchy pop-punk melodies. They have played with bands including Asking Alexandria, August Burns Red & PVRIS and at the largest rock music festivals. The band are currently recording their second album with producer Brandon Friesen (The HU, The Kooks)

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Welcome Home

by Matt Caskitt & The Breaks

"Hi, I'm Matt Caskitt and these are The Breaks!" If you were seeing us live right now as you're reading this, that's what you'd be hearing. When my marriage fell apart and Caskitt went on indefinite hiatus, I wrote a bunch of songs that turned into this album: "Welcome Home".

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Glycerine

by Vampire Slumber Party

hey, my name's yusuf laher. now formerly of london, uk punk band laserchrist. i wrote an album called funeral pop during lockdown

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The Boy In The Picture

by This Familiar Smile

this is a track from our new album "Late Night Conversations With God" Its called "the boy in the picture" and its about looking back on the arrogance of our twenties where we knew everything, and how wrong we were. And the real pressure of life starts later.

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Swallow

by Cheridomingo

Hi Punktastic fans! We are Cheridomingo a four-piece alt rock band from Simi Valley CA. Our new single and video "Swallow" is all about how we can sometimes express anger and distress in an immature way and how destructive that can ultimately be.

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Domino

by JJ Enigma

Hey, Domino is my second pop punk song with an upbeat tone about falling in love. I wrote it based on the idea of not wanting to be in love but finding the perfect person. This song is inspired by Machine Gun Kelly and his pop punk album Tickets to my Downfall.

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Socrates

by Prey drive

Hey all! We are Prey Drive & you are listening to our new single Socrates, taken from our upcoming EP "Neon God" (May 28th). Expect a powerhouse of authoritative rock riffs intertwined with intricate mathematical lead lines and a dream-like ambience, with soaring vocals soaked in canorous harmonies.

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What We Want

by Flying Penguin

Are Penguins able to fly? When you listen to the four guys from Munich (Germany) you could think so. And if it doesn’t work the physical way, musicwise they definitely can fly! Whoever likes bands like Green Day, Sum 41 or Blink 182 will be a fan of Flying Penguin. California Punk from Southgermany?

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Drop Dead

by Halfway Atlantic

Premiering almost twelve months to the day from their last packed gig before lockdown, Drop Dead forms the capstone of the most emo year on record. It also serves as the title track for an aptly-named EP in a time of global pandemic, civil unrest, and collapsing infrastructure—DROP DEAD.

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Hold Your Ground

by Project Revise

Project Revise are a three piece pop punk band from the UK. New single 'Hold Your Ground' is inspired by 2000s pop punk. It's a melodic song with a heavy twist towards the end. The lyrics are about our struggles in life and how we try to overcome them, while also trying to remain true to ourselves.

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