- Words Louis Rabinowitz
- Photography Alexander James
Notion sat down with Scotland-based alt-pop brother duo Saint PHNX to chat about their new EP, 'Happy Place', a collection of songs paying tribute to their late father.
SAINT PHNX, an alt-pop act consisting of two brothers – Stevie and Alan Jukes – burst onto the scene last summer with the track “Happy Place”, a poignant musical remembrance of their late father. The track accrued 8 million global streams and co-signs from peers such as Lewis Capaldi and Yungblud, and was praised by American Songwriter as “boasting an incredibly complex emotional palette”. The band also recently supported Yungblud at two major homecoming shows at the Barrowlands venue in Glasgow.
Now, they’ve continued their musical journey with the drop of their new EP, ‘Happy Place’. Following in the spirit of the title track, which has been re-recorded with the collaboration of longtime friend Jasmine Thompson, the EP pays tribute to the father of Stevie and Alan, about which the duo have said: “We hope this collection of songs can help others through difficult times and give them some sort of comfort. We want to tell the world his story and make him and our mum proud. This is for him”.
Clearly bursting with ambition and personal desire, SAINT PHNX – now signed to Atlantic Records – are ready to rise and rise. To commemorate their new EP, Notion sat down with the duo to hear how it was a tribute to their dad, supporting YUNGBLUD in Glasgow, and much more.
I guess we have a few but the main thing would be when we’re around our family.