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in earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their storytelling is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive.

​Hailing from Southend-on-Sea, in earnest is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotion-infused, genre-bending indie.

​in earnest have so far attracted critical praise from BBC Introducing, EARMILK and Lefuturewave, amongst other international indie press as they build up to the launch of their self-titled EP. Expected in October 2020, their 6-track release explores themes of hope vs hopelessness, desperation, loneliness and identity in their rawest form.

​"Such a dignified, beautiful record...absolutely phenomenal" - BBC Introducing

​“in earnest make real art. Their talent has no end.” - Lefuturewave

​“Delightfully enlightening display of emotional honesty.” - EARMILK

​“With delicate and wholesome musicianship, in earnest’s songwriting is organic and compelling” - Indie Buddie

​“A beautifully written, modern-day masterpiece that is both powerful yet understated.” - Spotlight Music

​“Their ability to produce great art from their own turmoil is a triumph of the human spirit” - Traveller’s Tunes

Thomas Eatherton, Sarah Holburn, Toby Shaer
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