The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Post-punk

Arctic Flowers

For nearly a decade we have been putting a stark chill on the post-punk genre. Since forming in 2009 in Portland, we've churned out two LPs, two splits and EPs, as well as a few miscellaneous self-released demos and singles.

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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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Russell and the Wolf Choir

Hello. My name is Russ and my friends are the Wolf Choir. We have no fans.

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False Heads

After forming in 2016, False Heads have already received a big thumbs up from Iggy Pop and  ex-Ramones manager Danny Fields who referred to them as being “one of the best live bands in the world.” Their new EP 'Less Is Better' is out now.

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Black Market Heart

We are Black Market Heart, post-punk noise from Los Angeles.

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The Emperors Of Ice Cream

Hey Punktastic team! We're The Emperors Of Ice Cream, an eclectic post-punk quartet from Brighton - somewhere between Cocteau Twins and Butthole Surfers.

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Austerity

Hey, we're a three piece anarchist post-punk band from Brighton. Herded is our latest single, its a song about the alienating drudgery of commuting. We hope it resonates with you.

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Yukon Era

Post-punks Kiwis Yukon Era are back with the video for their recently released single ‘Knife Skies’. Similarities to British peers IDLES and Shame, their songwriting is heavily influenced by the past, their tight rhythmic arrangements and dynamics take from proto math rock bands like Polvo.

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Autumn Walker

Autumn Walker is a Texas rock band who will release their debut "Daydreamer" in 2019. The second single "Barking at the Buddha" was released on 9/21 and is a "psychedelia-tinged cut that is so sublime that it practically levitates” (-AXS).

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Not Robots?

Good day Punktastic readers! We are Not Robots? A 4 piece post punk band from Edinburgh who make bombastic noise and confuse people into thinking we are in fact not robots? We recently released our debut single, it's pretty damn cool and we believe all ears should be deafened by it.

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Mod Hippie

Mod Hippie is an L.A. garage pop collective fronted by singer/songwriter Doug McGuire and backed by three generations of L.A. pop tradition, including alumni from The Beach Boys, X and the Standells. Their third album, WANNABE NOBODY, comes out on October 5th and is available for pre-order now.

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H.Grimace

Following the release of their debut album last year, London-based four-piece H.Grimace are back with a brand new single "In The Body", which is laden with their dark, smoky post-punk sounds.

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Cockwomble

Hello! We're Cockwomble. This is our first release! It's called Henchmen. We've done a video, hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it. X

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No No Instigator

Hello! We want to let everyone know that our new album is out! It is called ''Dark Is Not What Irks Me Deep Inside the Realm''. We recorded and mixed it at various DIY places in Zagreb (Croatia). You can listen to it and download it for free at our bandcamp: https://nonoinstigator.bandcamp.com

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Witchsister

Hi! We're Witchsister, an all-female, all-family band of shrieking garage rock banshees. Part punk, part rock, part metal, and all powerhouse, the darkly alluring sound of our music casts spells that enrapture listeners from start to finish.

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Careering

We're Careering, a DIY five piece from the North West, UK. We have short fast abrasive jams -no gimmicks.

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Soyuz Rats

We are a Noise Rock trio, based in Norwich. Taking influences from Psych, Punk, Krautrock and Stoner we create heavy, sonic, relentless fuzz sounds. With some shouting.

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Undo

Hey! We play incredibly loud Post Punk from Glasgow and this is from our brand new EP 'Vertigo' following our debut album last year. Were much more of a laugh than we look and were probably steamin right now.

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DAVES

Hey folks! Hope you're well. I don’t know if it would be your usual 'cuppa tea', but I wanted put something new to your ears in the form of Daves! We are a trio of musicians from Leeds, UK and we've been getting some great feedback on our new EP that was just released in mid April.

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Lizard Pool

Hey we are LIZARD POOL. We grew up in the East German punk scene of the 80s. Some say we revive the golden era of post-punk, others say we combine "weltschmerz" with rebellion.

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