• Wicketkeeper - Shonk
16th October 2020 / LP / Meritorio Records




Debut album from the instrument-swapping London/Margate trio Wicketkeeper.

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.

The news is accompanied by new single 'The Side': three minutes of crunchy guitar pseudo-Mascisisms and sun-flecked power-pop vocal harmonies, rooted in the dizzying sensation of finding a real-life doppelganger of yourself. As Simon describes it, "Have you ever seen someone in a crowd and recognised them, but then realised it’s because they look like you? I have, it probably says something about my ego tbh. One of my favourite songs to play live because it's got a real loose breezy vibe, which suits my, erm 'style' of 'drumming'! The lyrics swing quite erratically from droll arrogance to romantic realism, with a sprinkling of Michael McIntyre-esque observational comedy (facepalm)."

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.

1. A Lot To Lose
2. I Can't Believe
3. The Side
4. Over and Over
5. Night Night (Whatever)
6. Modest Breakfast
7. Wired
8. Bodies
9. Feeling
10. Spin
11. Welcome
12. Tired
13. OK
14. Cigarettes
Format /LP
Released /16th October 2020
Catalogue / MER17
Barcode / 8436022626980
Artist / Wicketkeeper
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