Don’t give up on your dreams.
The Sherlocks are a fists to the sky, power pop band from Sheffield. Comprised of two sets of brother, the band’s latest album Under Your Sky, was produced by The Coral’s James Skelly. 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.
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.
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, loads of comedy films and I’ll listen to absolutely anything. Mainly rock music.
What’s your go to music if you need a boost?
Definitely 70’s and 80’s dance
What are your favourite foods?
I eat pretty healthily most of the time so meats with vegetables most days, maybe some rice.
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?
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.