Mer (they/she), known as Premium Rat, is a 29 year old nonbinary songwriter and musician.
They have been playing guitar and writing songs for over 10 years, and singing for over 20 years.
Once described by one of their closest friends as "a singer-songwriter with punk tendencies",
and "a combination of Phoebe Bridgers and the Hex Girls", they have an affinity for deeply
emotional, confessional lyrics that, combined with the pop rock melodies of their youth and strong,
vulnerable vocals make for songs that burrow into your soul. Their writing is both confessional and political.
Premium Rat's sound can be loosely defined as alternative rock, taking inspiration from all over.
They are influenced by a myriad of sounds, from the grunge and pop-punk waves of the 90s
and 2000s to the queer and femme-led singer-songwriter, folk, and indie rock movements of today.
The debut EP from premium rat - cope - is a 6 track collection of dark, introspective lyrics over a
range of genres and sounds. Floating from pop-punk bangers to stripped back folk songs, it is an
introduction into what premium rat is capable of. Self-produced and released in February 2022, it is just the start:
they are tirelessly working on their debut album, which will be out in 2023.