The indie noiseniks leading a charge.
Words: Finlay Holden.
Photos: Patrick Gunning.
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As a band very much in their hypey, tastemaker era, a bunch of labels have been attached to STONE in an attempt to make sense of their attitudes. Some have stuck more than others, with “post-apocalyptic scally rockers” being an adopted favourite, but their self-declared tagline seems extremely fitting the more you learn – that being “the underground voice for the lost youth”.
The statement originated in their own unstable backgrounds as Fin and Elliot have both been through their share of struggle and mental health issues, but are now making a concentrated effort to support those facing the same problems. The former was a social carer before the band got signed earlier this summer, running his own mental well-being charity on the side, while the lead guitarist worked in youth clubs to support those with turbulent upbringings.
“We always been the kind of people to give back,” Fin states matter-of-factly. “That’s us as people – we do care. It’s not something we claim just to s…