Wicketkeeper - Shonk
€10.00 - €15.00

  • Wicketkeeper - Shonk
  • Wicketkeeper - Shonk
  • Wicketkeeper - Shonk
  • Wicketkeeper - Shonk
  • Wicketkeeper - Shonk

Wicketkeeper - Shonk
€10.00 - €15.00

Instrument-swapping London/Margate trio Wicketkeeper release their debut LP, Shonk.

Fourteen tracks of DIY outsider guitar-pop with nods to Pavement and Sebadoh, Shonk was recorded at the Gun Factory in Homerton with producer Lindsay Corstorphine (Sauna Youth, Primitive Parts) and captures the trio - comprised of brothers Simon (vocals, drums, guitar) and Alex Morley (bass, drums, guitar), and Ryan Oxley (bass, guitar) - at the peak of their insouciant powers.

Drawn from a collection of over 50 (!) songs written during a few years of Wicketkeeper loosely identifying as a band, Shonk offers a snapshot of their charmingly upbeat indie-rock recorded live in two days with Corstorphine. It includes the previously-released singles 'The Side', 'Spin', 'Feeling', 'OK' and 'Night Night (Whatever)', which have seen the band play across our fair isles alongside Cloud Nothings, Squid, Spielbergs and Japanese Breakfast, as well as releasing a split 12" with Car Seat Headrest (via Luau Records, UK) and the Wicketkeeper EP on cassette (Reefers Records, US).

This, though, marks the definitive iteration of the band's disarmingly infectious racket, and while its breezy sonic palette may belie ruminations on the banality of everyday life and the importance of love in the face of certain, eventual death, these are ultimately songs engineered to crack grins; jokes and yarns between pals that we're all in on.

Releases October 16, 2020

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Pressing Information

first press
100 / 12" double mint green vinyl
200 / 12" black vinyl

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