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Wonk Unit and Slaves Release Joint Single

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Those lovely chaps the Slaves have released a new single and invited us to join them on the B side, so hot off the new Mr Splashy album, “We are the England” has been released on vinyl.

Slaves are of course the darlings of NME at the moment, so it’s got a mention here.  Limited to 1500 copies on Black Vinyl and available in record shops!  There’s also a very silly Wonk Unit video for the single.. mostly featuring our great friends Pizza Tramp!  Come and see us on tour over November and December – we’ll bring copies of the single with us!

Slaves have released a video for new single ‘Take Control’, the title track from their new album set to be released on September 30.

This track will be released as a limited 7″ with “We Are The England” by Wonk Unit acting as the B Side.

The video is inspired by the old school vibes of VHS tapes and sees Isaac Holman and Laurie Vincent riding around on a tandem with a boombox.

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Wonk & Slaves Gigs Re-scheduled

Bad news, then good news.  After Slaves had to cancel the rest of our tour due to Isaac’s injury, they have re-arranged many for January 2016, and we are still joining them.

A STATEMENT ABOUT THE UK TOUR FROM SLAVES:

“Hello everybody. As some of you may know I dislocated my shoulder whilst performing the other night. I went to hospital and they put it back in for me but I am now in a sling and do not have much mobility in my arm. The doctor said I can’t drum for the next few weeks or there is a good chance it will come out again and cause some serious long term damage. Therefore we are going to have to pull out of the remaining shows of our November UK tour and they will be rescheduled to the dates below in January. All your tickets will still be valid and we will all have a very nice time together, just not yet. I’m very sorry. Totally gutted but I guess shit happens doesn’t it. Love to you all. Isaac xxx”

Due to Isaac’s injury the tour dates for the rest of November have been postponed. Original tickets will remain valid for the new rearranged dates below.

Due to demand the Leeds venue has been upgraded to the O2 Academy and a second date has now been added to Manchester O2 Ritz for Saturday 16th January. Additional tickets for Leeds and Manchester will go on sale 9am Wednesday 25th November at gigst.rs/slvs

10th Jan – Leeds O2 Academy – Venue upgrade due to demand – Re arranged date / Tickets valid
11th Jan – Glasgow O2 ABC – Re arranged date – Tickets still valid
12th Jan – Liverpool O2 Academy – Re arranged date – Tickets still valid
14th Jan – London O2 Forum – – Re arranged date – Tickets still valid
15th Jan – Manchester O2 Ritz – Re arranged date – Tickets still valid
16th Jan – Manchester O2 Ritz – Additional show added due to phenomenal demand

Unfortunately, due to venue refurbishment, the Slaves date at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on 25th November has been cancelled. Ticket refunds will be available at point of purchase.

The following December Slaves shows will still be taking place:
15th Dec –O2 Academy Newcastle
16th Dec –O2 Institute Birmingham
17th Dec –O2 Academy Brixton London
18th Dec – Assembly Rooms Tunbridge Wells

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Gig Review; With Slaves @ UEA

A sound review of the might Wonk – oh and some obviously nice words about those silly Slaves Chaps.

 

“It’s my first time seeing Wonk Unit tonight, who come over as a kind of Sleaford Mods meet Goldie Lookin’ Chain. Looking like they just stepped out of some grim estate, which perhaps they have, they’re funny as hell and full of personality. But what’s great about this band are not only are they hilarious, they’re also clever and make incredible punk music. We all immediately fall in love with tracks like Nan, King’s Road Sporting Heroes, Elbows, Horses (allegedly horses were “invented by Lady Diana up in heaven”) and She Cut Her Finger.  Lead singer Alex Wonk is hugely entertaining, and incredibly confident, the kind of guy you wish was your real life buddy. With tonnes of energy and fun going on in the crowd, I see several people singing along to the songs which are often not longer than a minute long. It’s sharp, it’s sweary, it’s fond…it’s very British. They’re clearly spent many years playing in small venues but having a fucking wonderful time doing so…I feel their moment may just be coming along. Nice one, Wonkers. You have a new friend in me.”

– See more at: http://www.outlineonline.co.uk/music/live-reviews/slaves-uea

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Slaves Tour; Glasgow Gig Cancelled

GUTTED!!!   DEVASTATED!

News is tonight’s Glasgow gig is cancelled – and we’re awaiting more news to come out of the Slaves camp… after Isaac hurt his arm badly at last night’s gig.

“During last nights show in Norwich unfortunately Isaac was badly injured on stage. He was seen immediately by doctors in hospital, and today was seen by a specialist who confirmed that along with dislocating his shoulder there is serious tissue damage that requires him to rest his arm to avoid permanent damage. Given that he can’t move his arm or drum, unfortunately we have to cancel tonights show in Glasgow and are looking into rescheduling the date asap. Sorry for the inconvenience to anyone who bought tickets and thank you all for your ongoing love. More details to follow soon X – Slaves Management

POSSIBLY MORE BAD NEWS

OK so some Wonk news. Our 2 headline gigs (Friday in Whitehaven and Huddersfield on Sunday) are now in doubt due to unforseen circumstances (ie Isaac fucking his shoulder). I have never cancelled a gig in 25 years of gigging but these shows now seem logistically impossible.I’ll keep you updated as i hear more information. These dates were independent from the Slaves gigs. Really sorry for lack of information. Fingers crossed all will work out fine.
Daddy Wonk
x

Isaac

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Busy…. I’ll Show you Fucking BUSY!

Watcha Wonkers!

Just a quick update to say WONK UNIT ARE BUSY!   Touring touring touring!

We’re taking our sex moves to AMERICA very soon, and then joining those sexy boys SLAVES on their UK tour.  Lovely stuff.

10/22 Dayton, OH @ Bind Bobs
https://www.facebook.com/events/116808685333322/

10/23 Lexington, KY @ Best Friend Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/1638395769770317/

10/24 Huntsville, AL @ The Palace
https://www.facebook.com/events/872913602784203/

10/25 Tampa, FL @ TBA

10/26 Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
https://www.facebook.com/events/1591394427778051/
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10/27 St. Augustine, FL @ Shanghai Nobbys
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10/28 Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggos
https://www.facebook.com/events/913755102015807/

10/29 Atlanta, GA @ 529

10/30 Gainesville, FL @ FEST
10/31 Gainesville, FL @ FEST
11/01 Gainesville, FL @ FEST

11/02 Charleston, SC @ The Tin Roof

11/03 New Castle, DE @ Main Manor

11/04 Washington, DC @ Cafe St. Ex

11/05 Trenton, NJ @ Millhill Basement
https://www.facebook.com/events/479559085553895/

11/06 Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall

11/07 Philadelphia, PA @ LAVA

SLAVES TOUR
14th Bristol with Slaves
15th Cardif with Slaves
16th Portsmouth with Slaves
18th Norwich with slaves
19th Glasgow with slaves
20th Newcastle with Slaves
21st Manchester with Slaves
23rd Leeds with Slaves
24th Liverpool with Slaves
25th Wolverhampton with Slaves
27th London with Slaves

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GIGS, GIGS, and MORE GIGS

I have a million gigs!!! So sick!!
AUG
7th Leeds
8TH rebellion festival
9TH London Camden Underworld with TBr
10th Derby- Venue with Off with their heads and Teenage Bottlerocket
11th Manchester with TBR
12th Grimsby – Yardbirds With TBR
13th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms with TBR
15th Southampton Joiners with Teenage Bottlerocket
16th Bristol Exchange with TBR
17th Norwich With TBR
19th Swansea with Teenage Bottle Rocket
21st Glasgow Audio with TBR

28th Plymouth Junction
29th 3 chords fest

Sep
4th Maidens Head Canterbury
5th Fordham Park Festival in Deptford south london
11th Portsmouth
12th Aldershot – Westend centre
18th NOTTINGHAM WITH FB4
19th St Helens With Flat back 4 and Vermin Suicides
25th Hastings Acoustic set for photo exhibit

OCT
2ND BRIGHTON PRINCE
ALBERT
4rd High Wycombe
10/22 Dayton
10/23 Lexington
10/24 Huntsville
10/25 St. Petersberg/Tampa
10/26 Orlando
10/27 St. Augustine
10/28 Chattanooga
10/29 Atlanta
10/30 Gainesville
10/31 Gainesville

NOV

11/01 Gainesville
11/02 Charleston
11/03 Richmond
11/04 Washington DC
11/05 New York
11/06 Long Island
11/07 Pitsburgh

14th Bristol with Slaves
15th Cardif with Slaves
16th Portsmouth with Slaves
18th Norwich with slaves
19th Glasgow with slaves
20th Newcastle with Slaves
21st Manchester with Slaves
23rd Leeds with Slaves
24th Liverpool with Slaves
25th Wolverhampton with Slaves
27th London with Slaves

DEC

11th G’s Birtrhday bash High Wycombe
12th Liverpool
19th Fighting Cocks Kingston
2016
JAN
9th Cambridge Portland Arms

30th Sheffield

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Thanks All – Wonkfest Rocked!

wonkfest buffet

THANK YOU WONK FAM! THAT WAS NEXT LEVEL MENTAL!! I really love and appreciate every single one of you!! Roll on next year xxx

We’d like to thanks all the bands, the crew, the venue, and of course YOU GUYS who came and made it such a day it will be remembered in punk history.

Special thanks to those lovely boys from Slaves for their surprise appearance, who we’ll be supporting VERY SOON!

  • The Wonkfest quite rightly labels itself as “21st Century Punk”@Schwarzbrennen

Gig review:  http://ontroadfanzine.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/wonkfest-3-review-dome-london.html 

ABSOLUTELY BUZZING!! WONKFEST CARNAGE!! NEXT UP MASSIVE UK TOUR WITH U.S LEGENDS Teenage Bottlerocket!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Xx

See a gallery of images from the day.  2 stages, 25 bands, utter mayhem.  Loved it.

Slaves

Those lovely chaps from Slaves rocking at Wonkfest!

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Wonk and Slaves Back on Tour

slaves tour with wonk unit

Delicious news for the Wonk fam!! Laurie sausage and silly boy Isaac of Slaves are taking the Wonk on tour!!! Yes the massive big venue tour in November!!! Get in QUICK!! Most of the venues are sold out already! We last toured together in 2012 when we released Muffy. This is for their Are You satisfied album. These gigs will be incredibly fun! I cannot wait!! Thank you Slaves. We love you very much. Xxx

Big venues, lovely people.

TICKETS:  http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Slaves-tickets/artist/1871430

“WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE TAKING OUR FRIENDS “THE UNDERGROUND PUNK KINGS” WONK UNIT & NEW PALS Spring King ON TOUR WITH US IN NOVEMBER. THERE AREN’T MANY TICKETS LEFT SO YOU BETTER GET IN FAST. WWW.YOUAREALLSLAVES.COM/LIVE
XXX”

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Fun Two Weeks

Wonk Unit at Scala

It’s been a stupidly fun couple of weeks. Demoed some songs, recorded some songs, chose a single, made a video, released a single with our label TNS Records (go download!!!) , DONE 2 NIGHTS WITH FUCKIN SLAVES!!!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! AMAZING GIGS, amazing friendly audience and the most exciting band i’ve come across in years! I love them boys! Wonderful.

Alex
x

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