Monday, October 18

Tag: Mental Health

(Mental Health Conversations): Michael Murphy of WRITTEN BY WOLVES + “The Collab Project” EP Review
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(Mental Health Conversations): Michael Murphy of WRITTEN BY WOLVES + “The Collab Project” EP Review

Editor's Note:  This past Friday, New Zealand's own Written By Wolves released their latest record entitled "The Collab Project."  "The Collab Project" is an ambitious project featuring Trenton Woodley of Hands Like Houses, Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D., Sydney Rae White of The Wild Things, Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens.  Michael Murphy of Written By Wolves sits down with Madness To Creation to talk mental health, "The Collab Project" and some of his favorite moments in his career.  Fans can find Written By Wolves on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Madness To Creation:  You have released the single for "Better Luck Next Time." Take us into the single and the writing process of the song. Michael Murphy:  This track has been one of our favourites since the moment...
(Mental Health Breakthroughs):  MARTINA ARMOUR + “What It Feels Like” EP Review
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(Mental Health Breakthroughs): MARTINA ARMOUR + “What It Feels Like” EP Review

Editor's Note:  When legendary drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac gives you his seal of approval on your rendition of their song "Storms", you're a special artist.  This is exactly Martina Armour. This Los Angeles folk/pop singer-songwriter with Swedish roots reached out to us for a premiere.  Sadly, the editor wasn't able to deliver as he was going through some mental health struggles, but thankfully he's back in the saddle, and ready to deliver some content once again!  While our slogan is #YouFreakingMatter, I need to take that to heart as well.  Sometimes, we feel sad and inadequate, and not worthy of anything.  I regrouped, feel completely refreshed and here I have an exclusive interview with this incredible artist named Martina Armour and "What It Feels Like" EP Review for you f...
(Mental Health Conversations)  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 20:  SZNS
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(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 20: SZNS

Editor's Note:  They have a swimwear collection, been featured on People Magazine, MTV, and had a billboard with their name in lights at Times Square in New York City.  This is SZNS.  Their music video for "Build A Boy" has over two million hits on YouTube and their music video for "Tequila With Lime" has several million hits on YouTube as well.  The girl group SZNS is featured on the 2nd Season and 20th episode of the Madness To Creation Podcast.  We got into quite the discussion about relationships, female empowerment, their music, living together and so much more.  I'm convinced SZNS is going to bring back the girl group movement that made groups like Dream and Spice Girls famous.  They mix electronica, Latin, a bit of hip hop and pop into their music.  Fans can find SZNS on Instagr...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 19:  Bert Poncet of CHUNK! NO CAPTAIN CHUNK!
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(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 19: Bert Poncet of CHUNK! NO CAPTAIN CHUNK!

Editor's Note:  "Gone Are The Good Days" by amazing easycore band Chunk! No Captain Chunk! is out this Friday via Fearless Records.  Bert Poncet, vocalist of Chunk! No Captain Chunk! joins the Madness To Creation Podcast for the second season and 19th episode to talk about history, France revolting, cell phone addiction, and how the band has evolved in their music.  "Gone Are The Good Days" is such a diverse listen.  In this record, fans will hear the familiar sounds of the breakdowns, catchy singalong choruses and driving hooks and beats in the arrangements.  However, Chunk! No Captain Chunk! have really matured from their days of "In Friends We Trust." You will hear love songs in "Marigold" and "Tongue Tied", and you will also hear songs related to mental health concerns in "Bitter...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 18:  James & John of VERA REVIVE
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(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 18: James & John of VERA REVIVE

Editor's Note:  Guitarist James Swisher and vocalist John Lockwood of melodic hardcore band Vera Revive joins the Madness To Creation Podcast for the 18th episode of the 2nd season.  Recently, they have released their single, "Faint" which features Dana Willax of Kingdom Of Giants. This band is essential to Madness To Creation because they touch on various mental health topics such as body dysmorphia, mental health concerns in the LGBTQ+ community and other mental health concerns such as suicide prevention and cutting. Vera Revive have recently released their EP entitled "In The Absence Of Colour" and their videos were drawing tens of thousands of hits on YouTube before they even played a gig.  They did recently play a show in Phoenix.  The band has also received significant support fr...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 16:  Jim Gwynn of JIP
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(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 16: Jim Gwynn of JIP

Editor's Note:  Jim Gwynn of Chicago indie rock band JIP joined the Madness To Creation Podcast to talk about the band's legacy out of Chicago, making comedy music, and how he had a plethora of celebrities react to JIP's music as of late.  This was a hilarious conversation but also a meaningful and poignant discussion based on mental health, Jim losing his mother a couple of years ago, and celebrity roasts and whether or not comedians are as happy as they portray themselves to be.  The band will be releasing "Thought This Was Over" coming up and it includes work with Royce of Spacehog.  Fans can find JIP on Facebook, their official website, and Instagram. 0:50- Jim talking about Covid, and Local H at the Metro, and how the Metro is requiring the vaccine passport 1:37- How Jim has...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 15:  Kim Salmon of THE SCIENTISTS
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(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 15: Kim Salmon of THE SCIENTISTS

Editor's Note:  Kim Salmon of The Scientists appeared on the 2nd season and 15th episode of the Madness To Creation Podcast.  Recently, the Australian alternative/punk/fuzz/garage rock band released the album "Negativity" via In The Red Records.  This album features the 1985-1986 lineup of Kim Salmon, Tony Thewlis, Boris Sudjovic and Leanne Cowie.  The really cool thing is one cannot put a label on The Scientists.  They're able to take a couple notes and make it sound progressive or they can twist it up and sound totally garage/fuzz/punk rock. If you're into bands like The Stooges, Suicide, Gun Club and The Cramps, then The Scientists is a band for you.  I learned so much talking to Kim and Kim was total class and such a wonderful person to talk to.  He is like that mad scientist that'...
(Mental Health Fireside Chats):  WHAT IS PERSONAL GROWTH AND 5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED IT
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(Mental Health Fireside Chats): WHAT IS PERSONAL GROWTH AND 5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED IT

One of the terms that get thrown around a lot is “personal growth”. But what does it mean? What is it like to achieve personal growth and why is it so important? In this article, we shall tackle these questions and try to paint a clear yet concise picture of what personal growth is. But first, let us start by defining personal growth. What is personal growth? There is no single definition for personal growth. It can mean a lot of different things to different people. In general, however, it denotes some kind of improvement in yourself. You might improve your skills, or increase your knowledge, or have better character, life goals, or just a better outlook on life. The point of personal growth is to become a better person, whatever metrics you use to measure this betterness. When you ...
(Mental Health Conversations)  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 12:  Francesco Artusato of LIGHT THE TORCH
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(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 12: Francesco Artusato of LIGHT THE TORCH

Editor's Note:  Francesco Artusato, guitarist for metal band Light The Torch recently appeared on the second season of Madness To Creation Podcast.  Light The Torch recently released their album "You Will Be The Death Of Me" via Nuclear Blast Records.  The album tugs at the heartstrings in typical Howard Jones fashion, with lyrics that cut through the listener while Fran and Ryan provide the insane guitar work.  I will be reviewing this album via Instagram TV and via TikTok.  Look for Mental Health Checks @madnesstocreation.  In this mental health conversation on the Madness To Creation Podcast, Fran of Light The Torch talks about the writing process of "You Will Be The Death Of Me", group therapy sessions with Howard and Ryan of the band, his mental health breakthroughs while seeing h...