in earnest is fuelled by the songwriting of front-couple Sarah Holburn and Thomas Eatherton in a bid to encourage conversation around mental health and other under-represented topics. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives featuring male and female vocals in turn. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in earnest is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby Shaer.

With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre bending indie music. in earnest's self-titled 6 track EP, released in October 2020, explores themes of hope vs hopelessness, desperation, loneliness and identity in their rawest form.


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


“Unapologetically intimate and honest”
Atwood Magazine


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


“Delightfully sad...an enlightening display of emotional honesty.”

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