Pre-Gig Anxiety: made worse by day jobs, traffic, hunger, other people or flaming Volkswagens. Lucias Malcolm gives us an amusing account of a problem every band will be all too familiar with.
There Is A Bear On Stage
Lucias from Call Me Malcolm discusses the constant pressure of anxiety and panic that haunts him on stage.
Unsent Text Messages & Neglected Friendships
Notes from a downward spiral: Alan shares a relatable tale of the numb listlessness and anhedonia that comes with a bout of depression.
Punk Rock, Anxiety, Phobias and Friendship
Ben (ex-Paper Champ/The 4130s) shares a personal story of how fear and anxiety have hindered his enjoyment of punk rock.
A Dead Pancreas & A Broken Heart
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.
The Monster’s Teeth Aren’t As Big As You Imagine
LITFO's Jimmy Carroll explains how getting onstaged helped him overcome social anxiety and shyness.
How To Beat Post-Festival Depression
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 →
Video: Practicing Meditation for Wellbeing On Tour With Waterweed
Jo of Bad Juju Yoga created this insightful short film whilst on tour with Japanese skate-punks Waterweed, recording the benefits and challenges of keeping up a daily meditation practice.
How Punk Rock Solved My Problem With Mortality
Life feels shorter than ever; so I’m going to fill it with the noises I love.