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TTNG

Prior to this gig I knew nothing of TTNG, a dear friend of The Shonk asked if I’d like to come along and I said yes. I did however forget to put it into the […]

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CALVA LOUISE

Whether it’s age, COVID or a combination of the two, something that I have found difficult to muster over recent months is getting excited by gigs. During these long periods of isolation I’ve caught many […]

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WYCH ELM

[Taken from Bristol Psychfest 2018] Wych Elm provided refuge in that I could now reduce my dancing speed by 27% percent as I was caught up in their delicate, if not at times borderline collapsing […]

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OLDEN YOLK

You can read the full article that this excerpt is from by clicking here! Following a three-for-three success of Jack Cooper sets it was time for Olden Yolk, another Arbiter recommendation. They were comprised of […]

ALBUM REVIEWS

THE BURNING HELL 2

The Shonk just love it when our Canadian Ambassadors come over to party with us and play us their wonderful anti-folk, indie narrative, stream of consciousness, nostalgia-rap! (By our standards is a genre that Mathias […]

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The Dowling Poole

Exceptional multi-interconnected super genre breaching pop-plug mega band destroying all notions of traditional construct in ‘song world’ with their insane live performance. (Original review lost in a fire) – Note; in this video the drummer […]

LIVE REVIEWS

REASONS TO ASTRAL

If you’re a regular reader of The Shonk you will know that we don’t say anything that we don’t mean, so understand us when we say that if you haven’t bought your tickets for Astral […]