Archives for category: Brilliantness






@ EXCHANGE, OLD MARKET – for one night only!

Details at the Facebook event ‘ere!!

Wonky favourite Ladyhawke is back after four years with new album Anxiety, chock full of her signature synth and dressed up electronic beats. Simple lyrics, with catchy melodies that will get stuck in your head. A carefree summer feel to almost every song, musically it’s the closest thing to wearing sunglasses in a nightclub.

Listen to ‘Sunday Drive’ when you can turn it up loud then pretend to play all of the instruments at once. Air everything until you fall over.

Listen to ‘Blue Eyes’ if you’re rubbish at remembering words – the chorus is “nah nah na na nahh”. Simples.

Listen to ‘Vanity’ when you’re ironically preening yourself ready for a night out.

I give this a “get the drinks in, it’s time to dance!” out of 10.

Ladyhawke – Sunday Drive


How awfully amazing!!!
The 90s Party; THIS SATURDAY :)
weeeeeeeee xxx


We wanted a way to celebrate that was going to be unpretentious, daft and fun in equal measures… and definitely one to remember…. so what better way to throw a birthday party than one based on the naffest decade ever… the 90’s!

For more info, check out the event page!

A couple of the Wonky crew made it down to the O2 Academy in Bristol on Tuesday to see LA’s all-girl 4-piece Warpaint and we have to admit, it was a corker of a set!

The girls sauntered around, swaying their hips against their guitars and gracefully enchanting the audience with their dark, brooding sound. The clever percussion and beguiling bass was interspersed with swirling layers of guitar and beautifully charming 3 and 4 part harmonies.

By the time they played ‘Undertow’ half way through, everyone was captivated… not by the stage show or lighting (which was classically understated) but by the electrifying yet laid back atmosphere they had charismatically created. Amazing gig and definitely ones to see again.

Warpaint – Undertow

Photography by Laura Palmer


The Kills
last pleasured our ears back in 2008 with Midnight Boom and now they’ve brought their brooding back on their 4th studio album, living up to it’s title by getting our Blood Pressures soaring.

The album is a sleazy and sassy offering, soaked with fuzzy basslines, dirty electronics and heavy blues-rock guitar riffs, while still keeping a few captivating pop hooks. It opens strongly with Future Starts Slow and ominous single Satellite, through to the onslaught of Heart Is A Beating Drum and menacing Nail In My Coffin. Alluring single DNA is a highlight in which Alison Mosshart’s gorgeous vocals invokes the seductive prowess reminiscent of a dark Debbie Harry.

With Blood Pressures, all songs nicely contrast and compliment each other to make a layered and complex album where The Kills certainly kill it by never sounding so good!

The Kills take over the Anson Rooms on Thursday June 2nd.
Tickets £14.75 – here.
Plus sign up to the Kills website mailing list and get a free download of the track DNA. Wowzers!

The Kills – Future Starts Slow

The Kills – Heart Is A Beating Drum

How brilliant were MEN (back then, Le Tigre members Johanna Fateman and JD Samson) when they DJ’d at Wonky all those years ago? Don’t think the top floor has ever been so craaazed. Well they’re back, but this time with a new line up (still JD with Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Michael O’Neill) and a live show. Playing Start The Bus with support from Wonky DJs and an album drop the same week, this is going to be a special one!

MEN play STB on Tuesday 15th February
Tickets available from Bristol Ticket Shop for £6, get one…

We’re very excited. Electro-pop god Felix Da Housecat is making his Bristol debut by playing a special one-off DJ set on board the Thekla and if that wasn’t good enough, The Wonk is hosting the top deck. Such fun! A proper gig for the gays, don’t miss this….

Friday 4th February
10pm til 4am, The Thekla
Tickets £10/12 – here

Felix Da Housecat – Ready 2 Wear