These young upstarts brought the big rocking euphoria of their second EP to our shop floor and left a small number of t-shirts with us in the process - grab 'em whilst you still can!.
Slicing through the static, ‘If You Wanna’ is STONE’s call to cherish the things that bind and fuel us. Whether sung loud in the backseat with friends, or with perfect strangers in a festival mosh, it’s a salve tailor-made to be relished in company. The band reflect; “With 'If you Wanna,’ we wanted to write the type of song you would wanna sing along to with your friends. The song is about finding positivity in this colourful Gen Z experience.” The release of their debut EP Punkadonk late last year capped off a breakout 12 months for STONE, showcasing the band’s knack for fusing thrilling, frenetic rock with more intimate explorations of the Gen-Z experience. Punkadonk 2 elevates the foundations of its predecessor to new heights, emphasising their command of light and shade with raw authenticity and fervent determination. EP opener ‘If You Wanna’ sets their intention, before moving into ‘Compulsive’ which unpacks the duality of feeling simultaneously distant yet grounded across its resounding hard rock chorus. This tension carries over onto 'Am I Even a Man,' where frontperson Fin Power candidly captures his tumultuous transition into adulthood, struggling to form his own identity whilst untangling deep-rooted notions of stoicism and masculinity. Euphoric pop-rock cut ‘I Gotta Feeling,’ lets the air back in - a wry takedown of ego and toxic bravado packed with biting one liners and inspired by a real night out. The EP unfolds into the carefree ‘Left Right Forward’ before closing with ‘I’m Still Waiting,’ a scathing commentary on the unrealistic expectations imposed on youth as they navigate the unique intensities of modernity.