Wonk Unit, the unique punk phenomenon born out of the South London town of Croydon, are seeing 2019 out in style and with a smile, with a UK tour in December and a live album ‘Love In Chapan’. Recorded live at Wonkfest, the bands now legendary annual festival event at The Dome, North London on the 1st of July 2017, the album captures the very essence and heart of the Wonk Unit live experience and sound.
“I’d sat on the recording of ‘Love in Chapan’ for over a year before I listened,” explains explains frontman Alex Johnson. “Live recordings are always so bad right. It was gonna be a job to get mixed which I’d been putting off. So, from the get-go I’m blown away by just how good the desk mixes were. It’s near impossible to capture the energy of a live gig and I found myself pumped. Legit pumped. These didn’t even need mixing! Wonkfest 2017 was unique. A first for Wonk. The first time we’d got the whole band together to gig. My sister on stage, my mum was even there. Turn this up loud, it’s ferocious. We could have mixed it but that kinda defeats the object. A lot of “live” albums are bullshit. Overdubs and overplays and fake audience. We left all the mistakes in, cut a bit of my waffle and mastered it. It’s the perfect Wonk gig, captured for your living room. We even done commentaries on the dvd. No one is safe.
Nice little package this. All our videos with commentaries too. Essential Wonkness this xx
The roots of Wonk Unit stretch back to 1992 with a band called The Flying Medallions who were young, dumb and up for fun, courting chaos and controversy at a time when punk was very much dead in the UK. Wonk Unit formed in 2005 and have since created their own ever-expanding peerless world of sound, colour, art and friendship.
Catch Wonk Unit live at the following dates:
11th The Parish, Huddersfield
12th Trillians, Newcastle
13th Broadcast, Glasgow
14th Generater Live – Dundee
15th The Gaunt, Lancaster
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