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From Wednesday 17 April 2019

LIVE: The Hunna @ O2 Academy, Brixton

If there’s any one band that should be acknowledged for their strength, resilience, and unrelenting motivation, it’s The Hunna. Not only are they one of the best British bands around right now, but they’ve had to fight harder than most to get to where they are

Monday 15 April 2019

St. Pineapple releases video for ‘Maybe I’m Just an Asshole’

St. Pineapple has released the great new video accompaniment for his latest single ‘Maybe I’m Just An Asshole’. Think classic pop-punk; Blink 182, Simple Plan, Sum 41… It carries all the self-indulgent bitterness that we’ve always loved about the genre, while also maintaining humour and light-heartedness. Both the song and

LIVE: The Maine @ O2 Forum, Kentish Town

“The Maine are the best band in the world”. It’s a phrase heard many times across the course of the evening, and while quite clearly a subjective opinion, there’s weight in this bold claim. Not only have The Maine just put out an incredibly dynamic, powerful,

Saturday 13 April 2019

Punktastic Presents stage at The Great Escape Festival, and full lineup now announced

We’re delighted to announce that we will be presenting a stage at this year’s The Great Escape Festival! With less that one month to go until The Great Escape kicks off in Brighton, over 100 more artists have just been announced, plus the line-up for the notorious Late Escape has

Friday 12 April 2019

Crownhouse premiere video for new single ‘319’

Brighton based alternative rock/pop 3-piece Crownhouse have released the video for their massive single, ‘319’. The band’s sound is inspired by early Paramore records and similar alternative rock and pop-punk groups such as Taking Back Sunday, You Me at Six and Mallory Knox. They have, however, also taken inspiration of

Friday 29 March 2019

The Maine – ‘You Are Ok’

Following the huge success of their 2017 album ‘Lovely Little Lonely’, The Maine had a lot to live up to when it came to the calibre of their next full-length release. This record carried the band through a year and a half of their career, ending with

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Stand Atlantic: “Even though we are geographically challenged, we can still do what any other band does”

Neighbourhood Weekender Festival Preview

For music fans up north who love the festival vibe but aren’t too impressed by the concept of camping, Neighbourhood Weekender is the perfect compromise. The lineup is made up of some of the biggest names in music, and 2019 includes the likes of You Me At Six, The Hunna,

The Pickup publishes one thousand bands!

In January 2018, we launched The Pickup – a dedicated space for new music where new and established bands alike could send us their music and get the recognition they deserve, and where music fans like you and us could find our new favourite bands. If you haven’t

Monday 25 March 2019

grandson announces UK and EU ‘No Apologies’ tour

As well as appearing at Slam Dunk Festival in both Leeds and Hatfield, politically charged grandson will also be playing a handful of headline shows as part of his ‘No Apologies’ tour. The UK dates are as follows: MAY 22 LONDON, Underworld 23 GLASGOW, Cathouse 25 LEEDS, Slam Dunk Festival North 26 HATFIELD, Slam Dunk