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Punk three-piece Penny Rich confront empty self-indulgence in latest single ‘Last Meal’

Cardiff-based punk three-piece Penny Rich return with their upcoming single ‘Last Meal’, due for release November 18th, taken from their upcoming debut album due early next year.

Penny Rich were born from a shared passion for 90’s grunge and noise and a need for cathartic expression, their evocative melodies and introspective lyrics speaking to the insecurities inside all of us.

Since their formation in 2016, the band have been energising audiences across South Wales, sharing the stage with the likes of Death Cult Electric, Sœur and False Advertising, and playing slots at Oxjam Festival, whilst tracks from their EPs Nomad and Revolving Door have been supported by the likes of BBC Radio Wales, with Adam Walton himself describing the band as ‘noisy and great’.

Hoping to build from the success of their previous two EP’s, Penny Rich spent 2020 writing and recording their debut studio album with Andrew Sanders at Cardiff’s Kings Road Studio, with its first single ‘Stolen Goods’ receiving glowing reviews and drawing comparisons with IDLES and early Nirvana.

Taken from the album, their upcoming single Last Meal draws lyrical inspiration from the concept of the last meal served to inmates on death row in the US, whereby they can request all of their favourite comfort food prior to their execution.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the single, the band state, “The song explores the idea of a last meal as a metaphor for empty, superficial pleasures, indulged in to temporarily escape the anguish, anxiety or depression the consumer may be experiencing. It’s the juxtaposition between feelings of superficial satiety and profound emptiness. In short: empty pleasures that fail to cure the real issues at play.”

“Last Meal”
[November 18, 2022]
punk rock, grunge, noise rock
Base:  Cardiff, UK


Anthony B – Vocals / Guitar 
Chris Hampson – Vocals / Bass 
Tobias O’Reilly – Drums



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