Ah, lockdown. Lockdown lockdown lockdown, lockdown? Yes, lockdown. Who’s bored of it? We all just want to be back in the pub gardens, muddy festival fields, gigs, bars, and general pleasant public places. But as it looks like we’re going to have to entertain ourselves at home for a while yet, aren’t we lucky that our favourite bands have our backs? That’s right, welcome to Bittersweet’s Lockdown Essentials round-up. Here are all the jigsaw puzzles (and more!) that bands have released to quell the lockdown blues.

The Used

We loved Heartwork, so how about popping it on and tackling a Paradise Lost jigsaw? Complete with headless nudes, a rainbow, and our BOTM The Used’s signature hanging heart, there are plenty of features to help you get these pieces fit together.

Available here.

The Used… Again?

The Used are clearly fans of the jigsaw puzzle, as they’ve not only released the gorgeous aforementioned one, but if you’ve still not had your fill, never fear. You can put together the album cover for Vulnerable too – more monochromatic, so all the more challenging.

Available here.


If you’re after a challenge, this puzzle is here to provide it. Featuring the Weird! single cover, once you’ve filled in Yungblud’s face, there’s just a sea of turquoise… have fun puzzling this one out (it’ll keep you occupied for hours).

Available here.

August Burns Red

Metalcore icons August Burns Red’s latest record Guardians was a pure thriller, so why not catch some more of those thrills by putting together its cover in puzzle form?

Available here.

Banquet Records

Not strictly a band, but it’s record stores that serve as the middleman between us and our favourite artists – an invaluable link in the chain, we’re sure you’ll agree! And now’s the time to support them where we can, so cop a puzzle of their iconic Kingston storefront.

Available here.


Here’s a whistle-stop tour of lockdown essentials from our favourites:

My Chemical Romance facemask for your supermarket trips

Waterparks – Awsten Knight body pillow to stop you from getting lonely.

All Time Lowa bottle or two of wine to help you cope with incessant Zoom pub quizzes that you MUST be tired of by now.