Welcome to Gut Feeling, a newsletter about how musicians found their sound. It’s written by me, Gregory Adams.
Some quick background info: I’m an arts reporter up in Vancouver, B.C., generally publishing artist profiles through a handful of newspapers, magazines, and websites. Some local, some not so local! Mostly hardcore and metal coverage, but not always! Through a mix of luck, hustle, and privilege, I’ve been able to speak with a number of artists about the music they make, and how/why they make it. Inspired by other writers out there, I’m looking forward to bringing stories to Substack, too.
Gut Feeling is in soft-launch mode throughout the fall, but the plan is to self-publish weekly conversations with artists I’m feeling right now. Some may be more direct profiles, while others might be Q+As on the gear that got them through their latest release. I’ll also be doing track reviews, the occasional throwback piece, and more!
Most editions of the newsletter will be free, but I’m looking at some exclusive content for paid subscribers a little further down the line. I’m starting off today by looking at a couple of brain-crushing hardcore cuts, though an interview with one of my favourite local bands pops up by week’s end.