The Sherlocks – Going Through The Emotions

The Sherlocks are a fists to the sky, power pop band from Sheffield – their anthemic indie reminiscent of Maximo Park and The Killers. Comprised of two sets of brother, the band’s latest album Under Your Sky, was produced by The Coral’s James Skelly and has been critically acclaimed. We caught up with guitarist Josh […]

The Sherlocks – Going Through The Emotions

By Dean Temple

The Sherlocks are a fists to the sky, power pop band from Sheffield – their anthemic indie reminiscent of Maximo Park and The Killers. Comprised of two sets of brother, the band’s latest album Under Your Sky, was produced by The Coral’s James Skelly and has been critically acclaimed. We caught up with guitarist Josh to see what keeps him mentally tip top.

What has been your biggest life challenge so far and what did you do to overcome it?

Probably getting the band from 0 to where it is today. At times it was mentally and physically draining feeling like you’re never going to make it.

You have to keep going and never give up.

What do you think affects your mental health positively?

Having a positive outlook on the world and trying to make the most out of every situation I find myself in.

And negatively?

Probably partying too much, sometimes I have to have a few days off to get my head straight.

What role does creativity play in your wellbeing?

Being able to create and play music works wonders for the mind. It’s almost like a release for me.

What are you reading, watching and listening to at the moment?

I read a lot of scientific books and articles online. I watch loads of comedy films and series plus all your usuals. I listen to absolutely anything no genre barriers but mainly rock music.

What’s your go to music if you need a boost?

Definitely 70’s and 80’s dance its all so happy!

What are your favourite foods?

I eat pretty healthy most of the time so meats with vegetables most days maybe some rice I’m feeling naughty haha.

Do you like to exercise or meditate at all?

I try and go to the gym 3-4 times a week which is difficult being so busy. I’ve recently downloaded a meditation app which helps with positivity.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received in regards to your mental wellbeing?

If everyone threw their problems in the air, you’d be happy to catch your own.

How have you changed since 15, and what advice would you give to that person?

Physically yes but personality wise pretty still the same. I’d just say work hard and don’t give up on your dreams.

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