Glaswegian alt-pop duo Saint PHNX – comprised of brothers Stevie and Al Jukes – have released their new two-single bundle today, available for streaming & purchase now through DDMN via AWAL on all digital platforms. The bundle features “Deadmen” and “Death of Me,” and also includes an official music video for “Deadmen.” The video can be see now below.
The band have been on the path to success since their debut release 18 months ago – amassing over 20 million streams as an independent artist, peaking at #20 in the global Shazam charts with their track “King,” selling out their own tour across Europe, supporting Imagine Dragons, and performing on many festival stages including a coveted spot at Reading and Leeds.
Saint PHNX are back now at the start of their debut album campaign. “The concept of the record is the story of a journey (To the mountains/your inner self) where the destination is based on the good and bad decisions you make along the way,” the band explains. “The good decisions take you to the top of the mountain, surrounded by astronauts and the bad decisions take you to the caves underneath where the skulls meet. To reflect this the record is split into light and dark tracks with ‘Deadmen,’ a very personal track to us, the first from the light side and ‘Death of Me’ on the dark side.”
SAINT PHNX fuse anthemic hooks and classic guitar riffs with electronic and hip-hop inspired beats. Comparisons are often drawn to Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, and Bastille, but it’s fair to say that the band have created a unique lane with the start of this new campaign. Although the tracks are deeply personal, it’s clear there is a wider meaning as their lyrics will burrow into the mind as much as their persistent riffs and stadium-ready choruses. And the negativity they encountered at the beginning of their musical careers has done nothing to deter them from chasing their dream of playing the biggest stages possible. They are aiming for the top writing big songs with stadium ready productions – all made in their shared studio in the outskirts of Glasgow in a former trade union building.