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Debut Album

Pre-order the debut RICH LIST album Hold Your Forked Tongue on limited-edition Double CD, White Vinyl and Download



Thanks for visiting. We’ve recently completed our debut album Hold Your Forked Tongue and we’d like to offer you the opportunity to pre-order a limited edition of the album in celebration of its forthcoming release. We have a limited-edition, hand-numbered, signed CD and an album download.

And if you order anything from the site you’ll receive an instant download of the song ‘Dumb Muscle’ as well as the full album a week before the official release day.

Hold Your Forked Tongue has been a long time coming. It’s appropriate therefore that the overarching theme of the album is the unstoppable march of time.

Whether that’s the slow decay of relationships, the accumulation of regrets, the loss of youth, life’s many disappointments or the simple acknowledgement that time is the fire in which we all burn.

The album is a bleak affair, proudly wallowing in gloriously uplifting misery. Musically it soars whilst lyrically it puts fires out with gasoline.

The title alludes to circumstances where trivial personal matters build to a dark, suffocating mass. Just talking about it would smack of bitterness, self-pity and excuses. Which it is – but there we go!

Take, for example, the song ‘Dumb Muscle’ (which you’ll receive instantly should you pre-order anything here). It sounds like glowering entrance music but lyrically it’s a plea to persuade someone you’re star-crossed-lovers; though they can clearly see that you’re simply drunk and desperate!

Or ‘Life Seances’ – which addresses the inevitable existential crisis that follows after you’ve resurrected lost feelings for someone you know is only superficially interested, and you’ve got yourself in a horrible mess again.

Or ‘Comfort Kills’. A story of self-sabotage when a past lover claims you ruin relationships to secure material for future songs. Which is nonsense, of course, but it did inspire this song.

And on it goes. ‘The Family’ expresses the disappointment that comes with the realisation that youth is on the wane. How our lives, and the world, change with scant regard for our place in it.

Or ‘Breathe Under Water’. A song about accepting fate and making peace with it. About understanding that our ever-growing catalogue of errors and regrets make this life what it is.

Perhaps debut single ‘Esha Ness’ sums it up best. “You’re never really winning, but you’ve got to keep running”


Hold Your Forked Tongue – Decadent living for the summer.

Press Reviews

“Hold Your Forked Tongue is uniformly excellent from start to finish.” [Great Central]

" …another moody stormer in Life Seances, which has a pounding heartbeat that puts me in mind of acts like New Order and Hurts" [Electronic North]

“Wait for the chorus to hit and tell me that isn’t something to behold.” [‘Life Seances’ – Audio Drums]

“…a perfect example of how to do modern electro pop right and has one of the coolest breakdowns I’ve heard in a while” [‘Esha Ness’ – Wee Claire]

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Hold Your Forked Tongue

Full album download 1 week prior to official release date & instant download of the song ‘Dumb Muscle’.

Signed CD

Signed CD

The debut album from Rich List on CD, signed by the band and packaged in a reverse-board card wallet. This will also include a high-quality download of the instrumental album (plus a download of the album itself one week prior to release date)

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