in earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise 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, UK, 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 emotional, genre bending indie music.


in earnest have so far attracted critical praise from BBC Introducing, Atwood Magazine and EARMILK amongst other international indie press. Their 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.”

“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

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