Righteous, feminine anger is at the helm of ‘DESTROYHER’, the debut single from Sydney anarcha-femme PENI PARKER.
‘DESTROYHER’ goes for the jugular. PENI Parker blazes in, snarling and uninhibited, with a track that attacks the corrosive nature of narcissism. “I was so angry when I wrote DESTROYHER,” PARKER admits.
“It’s a frustrated cry for action. Exploring the emotional rollercoaster that is having a narcissist in your life. We all have things that we need to work on, DESTROYHER is a plead for self-reflection and accountability.”
PARKER produced the track over Zoom alongside Kieron Pepper, the former drummer of The Prodigy, and enlisted the help of London punk duo CRASHFACE on instrumentation.
It’s a brutal and thrilling debut, one that taps into ferocious reservoirs of confidence. “I basically came out of the womb singing,” said PENI of the debut. “My parents baptized me with rock and roll… I spent my teenage years trying to copy Robert Plant’s voice.”
The track arrives with a superbly-stylish music video. Directed, styled, and edited by PARKER, and shot on an iPhone — it’s a testament to the artist’s DIY ethos. PENI, harnessed in blood-red Shibari bondage knots, harks back to the dancers in Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria.
PENI’s MO is clear-cut, inspired by the likes of Fever333 and NOVA TWINS, she wants her music to embolden and empower.
“Sounds stupid, but I pride myself on my violent walk,” she says. “You feel fierce and intimidating like you can take on any scum bag. I want to create the soundtrack to that feeling.”
PENI PARKER will launch ‘DESTROYHER’ live at a Vivienne Westwood-themed event, featuring live music, fashion and art, at a Sydney warehouse location on Friday, 3rd December.