Your friendly neighborhood rock & roll outfit, Penthouse are back and here to quench your guitar-solo/party-rock-anthem ridden thirst. The Kent five-piece have been ripping off your favourite ‘The Darkness’ riffs since 2016, when Zac Schulze and Liam Ponder joined fellow riff conjurers Matt Thom, Ben Schulze and Sam Shepherd in a quest to find the true meaning of rock & roll through the use of ‘guitarmonies’ and drinking a lot of those cheap Tesco Bier D’ors.
This Friday sees the quintet release their new single, ‘Party Ring’ – An out-and-out, bonafide, party banger, record by Ian Sadler at Emeline Studios in Whitstable (Previously produced Gender Roles, Roam, Coldbones). In support of the new single, the band will take to the road for a short run of shows through mid-December in the UK.
Speaking on the single, drummer, Ben Schulze said, “I wrote the chorus in the shower, the place where I come up with most of my ideas for some reason.” He continues, “I wanted it to have a positive vibe and I think we captured that. It was mainly inspired by The Darkness – they have a lot of party sing-along bangers. It’s about going on tour and partying a fair bit when we’re away from home.”
Taking influence from classic rock bands like Queen, The Darkness and Toto sees the band adding wailing guitar solos and huge riffs to their tunes whilst their slightly more recent heroes such as Busted, Weezer and LIT give Penthouse their hooky pop-choruses and harmonic sing-alongs. The band are looking to crash-land into the UK rock scene with the latest single: ‘Party Ring’. A song about their experiences partying around the world and the addictive nature of being on tour, and making sure the rock never stops.