PENNY WAS RIGHT is a cool French punk band that needs all the attention you can give them. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
Let’s start with your latest recording. When you look back at it now what kind of feelings do you have for it?
-We feel proud of the record. It is like our baby. We’ve worked months on it, did our best to find what we could add or remove.
It was a long road but it made us growing.
Of course months after recording we have some ideas of what we could have changed. But we are very excited and we feel proud.
I am fascinated by band names. What was it that made you settle on the one you have and what does it mean to you?
-It’s a large interpretation of the TV show The Big Bang Theory.
It’s about letting instinct and emotions driving our lives. You might be a scientist, a genius, you might think you know everything. But feelings are the key.
In that Way, you are wrong when you try to analyze rationally your feelings and relationship.
What does it mean to you that there are people out there that actually appreciate and look forward to what you are doing?
-It means a lot. When you play your own songs, knowing that there are people who love it is totally insane. It is the best thing we can expect as musicians.
How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
-We are aware that image is important to succeed in the music industry. However, we don’t want to change who we are. We are dumb and we don’t want to hide that
I am a huge fan of LP artwork. How important is it to have the right artwork for your album?
-It was really hard to find the right idea for our artwork. We wanted to be as close as possible to the record’s state of mind.
It was something we really cared about.
We live in a superficial world today where you don’t exist if you are not on YouTube and Facebook. Has social media been only beneficial in socializing with the fans or is there a down side to it too?
-Hopefully social medias was only a positive part until now. We try to talk with our followers and let them know more about us, about our music. We try to share our day-to-day life with them.
When you play in a band does it feel like you are a part of a massive community? That you belong to something that gives meaning to your life?
-In a way, yes. We are proud to have a band and to create some emotions with our songs. This is what music is about, right?
When you are in the middle of it do you notice what state our beloved music scene is in? Is the scene healthy or does it suffer from some ailment?
-Well punk rock is different from other scenes. There is still a lot of competition because there are so many bands but only few places.
But we are not part of it. We just play our songs and try to have as fun as we can.
How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
-This is a tricky question. We really like touring. We were lucky to have some gigs outside France. We toured in the UK, in Belgium. We really enjoy it. But though it is really hard to get gigs.
What will the future bring?
-We are actually preparing a tour in Eastern Europe and a new video. Stay tuned.