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Monday, 28 February 2011

The Wankys in Liverpool Saturday 16/04/2011

Now then, now then, calm down.
If anyone can offer us another gig up North on Sunday 17th April then please get in touch,

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Nosie Punk 002 The Wankys Live Puntala LP

Seems the nice people at Lady Lasor Records spent all their cash on Mentholated Spirits and wont be releasing the Wankys live Lp after all.  No sweat I will do it myself, watch this space.

Friday, 18 February 2011


The test pressing of The Wankys flexi disc arrived in such poor condition they were not even fit for the rubbish box. Lets hope 2nd time lucky.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The perks of being a record label executive.

Lucky me got sent some records from Paul of Cider, first up is the new Cider ep on SPHC, 5 songs of snotty raw punk, no I don’t mean that terrible d-beat crust shit, which to me mostly does not sound very raw or very punk. I mean raw punk, as is dirty old H/C punk, more Raped Ass than Scandinavian Jawbreaker, you get that, right? A lazy comparison might be the rather excellent Spanish band Firmeza 10 who recently toured the UK. Picture if you can Gabba jamming with United Blood/Victim in Pain era Agnostic Front. The guitar tone is thick and full sounding with more grit in it than my back after I’ve been on a water slide. No bass on this recording, which they will have on the upcoming tour whilst drummer Bobby is no slouch, he’s solid and spot on. The back cover is homage to the Complete Disorder ep whilst the front has their uncompromising statement “declare your independence from big business”. England had better be ready for what is about to be unleashed upon them.

Next we have the H100’s live LP (Noncommercial Records), this band I’m familiar with due to somebody doing me some cassettes of some 7inches years ago (kids, cassettes are a bit like mp3’s, from an era when mostly the only way you got to hear a new band was when somebody from some far flung place spent 1 ½ hours making you a cassette of their favourite bands). I remember I liked those songs but the most significant thing was they did a ripping Systematic Death cover! Later that band evolved into 9 Shocks Terror who I was a big fan of, love their stuff. Back to this album, wow, this is so much better than I remember those dodgy tapes, great sound, unrelenting solid H/C, great musicianship, the band are on fire, Die Kreuzen meets Japcore. I need to also mention the skinhead bating that is going on at the gig, funny as fuck, actually they pretty much take no prisoners and all the audience seems to be getting some stick. Outstanding! Anyone want to sell me some H100’s records?

Saturday, 5 February 2011

The Injections- who killed santa

This is a band I was in briefly but I was kicked out, but I will join again once the Japanese tour is organised....

Cider drinking England by the pound tour Feb 2011

I need to mention the Cider England tour that I have disorganised which starts in 3 weeks time (20th Feb 2011). This cult Cleveland band are over here for just 4 gigs, Leicester, Leeds, Sheffield and London so if you get the chance, check them out. This history of the band goes back two decades and they don’t seem to be very active, so I guess this is probably the one and only opportunity most of us will have to see the band. I’m anticipating lots of drunken chaos, confusion and antisocial punk rock.
I got this link from Wedge so I’d hazard a good guess that this is a band sanctioned download of their “they are the enemy” album, which seems to be a collection of sold out ep’s and demos with a live song.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Noise Punk 001 Chaos Destroy- 2nd ep

Noise Punk 001 is the 2nd vinyl 7inch release by Maryland noise punk band Chaos Destroy. This is their 3rd vinyl release and contains 6 songs that were recorded on a 4-track cassette portastudio with amazing raw (but good raw) sound quality.

I met Mike the singer in the Summer of 2009 when we worked together on a project, which has so far remained unreleased. Actually now I think about it I had previously worked with the band on several different occasions, including them on all 3 volumes of Downtown Noise Punker , mastering a live recording for them (Tony I still never got a copy), and also recording guitars for an alternative take of their debut ep. I also had the absolute pleasure of touring with these guys in June 2010 when The Wankys toured the East Coast of the US, so it seemed only natural that we would have future collaborations. in my opinion they are one of the best bands in the world and I am deeply proud of this release, enjoy.

If you get the opportunity please check out their Collection Not Collection LP, which is a milestone in the history of noise and punk rock, amazingly copies are still available from distributors in the US, UK and Japan.

Future plans for Noise Punk Records include the debut 7" ep of Formby Channel and the 3rd Chaos Channel 7" ep.

Welcome to my blog.

Hello, my name is Mr Mark Wanky, I play guitar and sing in the Punk Rock combo The Wankys, myspace is well and truly dead so I have set this page up to tell the world about what is going on in my life regarding, tours, gigs and my new record label Noise Punk Records. It was actually really easy to do, make your own.

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