ALBUM REVIEWS

JAMES OLIVER

Every now and again you come across a musician who not only leaves you in awe but also makes your blood boil due their incredible talent. James Oliver is one such person, it’s almost impossible […]

ALBUM REVIEWS

LACERTILIA

It feels like forever since I had my face melted off by the intense-soup starter that was Lacertilia, leading up to my main course which was a joint of Weedeater with a side of Jim […]

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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 […]

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CAVE

I have long wanted to see CAVE live; 8 years, I thought my chance had gone, they haven’t toured for some time. When I chanced upon a listing for their only UK show this year […]

LIVE REVIEWS

SLIFT (LE PUB 2019)

We at The Shonk are loathed to write reviews of our own shows for fear of appearing biased and self-congratulatory. We KNOW the shows we put on are fantastic events of audio-visual delight and feel […]