Glaswegian alt-pop duo SAINT PHNX - comprised of brothers Stevie and Al Jukes - have released their new single “Nunchuk,” available to stream on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and all DSPs worldwide. The band also kicks off their tour with Yungblud today in Atlanta at Terminal West - a full list of upcoming dates can be found below.
In addition to releasing new music, SAINT PHNX has been selected for Fender’s new annual global artist marketing program, Fender Next, geared toward elevating artists that represent the new face of guitar in fresh, innovative ways. The first of its kind for Fender and the musical instruments industry, the program aims to support a diverse set of artists; the goal is to amplify their voices as they evolve throughout their respective careers. Other selected artists include King Princess, Phoebe Bridgers, and Ashley McBryde. SAINT PHNX was also selected as one of Taco Bell's Feed The Beat artists for the Spring 2019 lineup. Since 2006, Taco Bell and its Feed The Beat program have supported more than 1,700 artists/bands, and helped fans discover new bands and bands discover new fans.
“We wanted to have a song on the album that was completely self indulgent,” the band explains on Nunchuk. “Lyrically and musically we wanted to write something that was just for us and this is how the song came about. It follows the narrative of the dark side of the album that has a narcissistic and selfish element to it. It is about shutting everyone and everything out and not giving a fuck about it. The hook, ‘Me, Myself and I’ was going to be the title but it's been done before so we wanted something different. Al just said, ‘We’re calling it Nunchuk and that's it.’ It's one of our favourite songs on the album already and it's the best tune to play live. We love it.”
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. 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.
The band have been on the path to success since their debut release almost two years ago - amassing over 25 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.