You May Like This: The Bonk

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What you may need to know…

1. Emerging from jam sessions in Cork’s Big Skin studios, The Bonk derive their moniker from a colloquialism for complete mental and physical collapse.

2. The band is headed up by Waterford man and O Emperor guitarist Phil Christie, and features several of that band’s members. They made their debut appearance under the name earlier this year, at the Quarter Block Party festival.

3. Last week saw the release of debut single Ancestor as a free download from the band’s Bandcamp page, streaming above.

4. The band’s next live excursion is April 16 as part of Cork record shop/community centre/institution PLUGD Records‘ celebration of five years at their current home at the Triskel Arts Centre’s TDC venue.

5. Also appearing are the impossibly promising Barchester Chronicles, prolific troubadour Laurie Shaw, singer-songwriter Roslyn Steer, with Cork hip-hop icon Stevie G spinning discs in the shop (upstairs, 12-6) beforehand and in GULPD Cafe (downstairs) all night.

Verdict: A bit early at this stage for hyperbole, but what’s here reminds your writer of Captain Beefheart’s more focused moments – swaggering, confident grooving that doesn’t necessarily skimp on the psychedelia.

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4 thoughts on “You May Like This: The Bonk

  1. Anomanomanom

    Is it just my taste in music or are most of the bands put on here actually busker/pub acts at best, honestly asking a question, has anyone enjoyed more acts than they’ve disliked?

    1. Clampers Outside!

      Many acts who have featured have only released a demo, so I don’t expect much, but I hope for a gem now and again.

      To answer your question, yes, I’ve disliked more than I’ve liked. But what harm is that…. you’d all be waking up to Miriam O’Callaghan doing her best Tom Araya impression every morning on Radio 1 if I had my way :)

  2. BobbyJ

    Will listen when I get home from the office, expecting a quality tune now that The Captain has been name dropped

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