Mark overcame anxiety to pop his MPF cherry, celebrating with Kermes, Charmpit, Big Joanie, Incisions, Fastfade, Burnt Tapes and more.
Lucias from Call Me Malcolm discusses the constant pressure of anxiety and panic that haunts him on stage.
Notes from a downward spiral: Alan shares a relatable tale of the numb listlessness and anhedonia that comes with a bout of depression.
Ben (ex-Paper Champ/The 4130s) shares a personal story of how fear and anxiety have hindered his enjoyment of punk rock.
Social anxiety in live music can be a challenge. Support your scene, but not at the expense of your own mental health.
Sober punk Jon Turner shares the story of Petrol Bastard, and why you don't need to be drunk to be punk.
Diabetes, heartbreak and depression have changed the life of Marie from Punk Rock Avenue in 2018, but she's brave enough to share the tale.
Written by Sarah Williams, cover image by Josh Sumner. Part of our #MentallySound series, discussing mental health in music. The struggle is real. We have all been there after a great weekend: suddenly alone, wanting to grin and cry in equal measure. Post-festival depression is the worst part of loving live music. You’re mentally exhausted... Continue Reading →