Expecting an instant response is part of the way we work in 2020, but is it asking too much? Sarah explores why she's left you on read.
Advice for Surviving Lockdown from Someone Who’s Overcome Severe Depression
#MentallySound: tips for managing coronavirus panic and isolation, from someone's who's survived their own mental hell
Bisexuality in Punk Rock: How an open community encourages bi visibility
Joshua Molloy of Animal Byproducts discusses how the punk community has enabled him to be more open and accepting of his bisexuality.
“Thank You, I’m Sorry”: Impostor Syndrome In Music
"Great set, man!" The internal cacophony of anxiety and self-doubt is all too familiar to Lucias from Call Me Malcolm, as he describes in this amusing piece about impostor syndrome.
Perfect Women Are Imperfect
...and every woman you perceive to be perfect hates themselves anyway. Millie Manders explores the impossible beauty standards we face, and how that affects her as an artist.
Everything Is Probably Fine
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.
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.
Why I’m Not Coming To Your Gig Tonight
Social anxiety in live music can be a challenge. Support your scene, but not at the expense of your own mental health.
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 →