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Inbox Interviews: Heartsink (Pop Punk/Alt/Easycore)

For fans of Four Year Strong, Good Charlotte, A Day To Remember and The Wonder Years...


Todays Inbox Interview is with York based band, Heartsink!


The group fuse together elements of a nostalgic 2000's era alternative rock with a fresh new Pop Punk spin to create their own distinguishably unique sound.


It's been an exciting year already for the talented four piece following the release of their February single 'Starting Over'. We caught up with Heartsink's very own Zac Roughton to find out more...


So why the name Heartsink?

The Heartsink name actually came from our old guitarist Tom (of Pray For Hayden), he really liked the name as it is a title of a Blood Red Shoes song.


In just one sentence, explain your sound…

Face punching riffs, Hard Hitting Drums, Anthemic Choruses and as many breakdowns as my last relationship.


How did you all meet/the band form?

This current line up stemmed from an older band called One Way Street, but as our tastes changed and new members came in the name didn’t really fit. Me and the drummer Jake are twin brothers and have jammed in our parents garage for years.


We know our guitarist Kiel as we hang out with him watching wrestling as he was already a very close friend and he was also in York band On The Ropes and Bryn and Jake used to work together at VUE cinema in York and have been friends ever since, I remember hearing some of Bryn’s old demo’s and being blown away at how good they are and it was a no brainer to get him in the band.



Who are your musical idols?

Personally Blink – 182 were always a huge influence on me getting into music and playing pop punk but I have many other idols, Brian May of Queen was one of the first guitarists that I felt I really connected with.


Songwriting wise bands like A Day To Remember and Four Year Strong and also Sum 41 probably influence me the most. I know the other guys lean into their heavier music more/newer pop punk bands.