We are excited to bring you Wonk Unit’s third album ‘Muffy’ on vinyl for the first time. We have pressed it on three lovely colours; Purple, Ben & Red. The album will be out in time for Wonk Unit’ European tour on the 5th May.
Muffy is Wonk’s third album. Here is what Alex, Mr Wonk himself, has to say about the release:
“Muffy was a real watershed moment in the career of Wonk Unit. Christmas Eve 2011 I think. Home alone, I remember opening my laptop and reading through old poems and stories on my blog ‘Cement You Cunt’. Could I write music to poetry? Worth a try. On finding ‘Horses’ I starting tinkering with chords and within a few minutes, the song was born. ‘Pon the scaffold the wind cuts through’ quickly followed. ‘Elbows’, ‘Go Easy’, ‘She cut her finger’, ‘Plasterer’, ‘Donkey of the Damned’ and pretty much 75 percent of the rest of ‘Muffy’ was written that evening. It was a revelation in songwriting to me. The words were already there, the lyrical content was strong. The buzz I got from bringing those poems to life, a total joy! The funnest creative process ever.
This is now how I write songs. Poetry first, music later. Both ‘Nervous Racehorse’ and ‘Mr Splashy’ were written this way too. Possibly a reason for Wonk’s diversity as some of that poetry spans a decade. Different moods, different feels.”