This is the pre-order for the re-release of Wonk Unit’s first album ‘Flying the Japanese Flag’ on vinyl. It will be released on Friday 13th November, in time for their UK tour with Slaves, with all order posted that week.
The pressing is limited to 300: 100 on milky clear vinyl with red and white splatter, 200 on white vinyl. Each record comes with a download code.
We also have the record available with a t-shirt.
This is what Alex has to say about the record:
Everything about this record has a fuck you energy about it. It was at a time of rebirth for me. I was 5 years sober, newly single and finally living my life again after years of addiction and depression. I experienced for the first time the highs of romance and promiscuity with sober eyes. It was a second adolescence. I was dumb and naive but most importantly I was happy. The blinkers were off and I was able to see all the fuck ups and horrors of the previous decade and shrug them off my shoulders. This album was a memoir, a diary, a cleansing of the soul. A freedom. Written for myself. If you wanted it, great! you could just download it from MySpace but we weren’t looking for approval. The original ethos of wonk- never asking for a gig or review. Not looking for a record deal. This was music for ourselves. If folk liked it then rad but never forcing it on anyone.
This record wouldn’t get written now in 2015 and I wouldn’t be naked (covered in period blood) on the front cover. I’ve kinda got all of that shock factor stuff out of my system. I’ve learned a lot in the last decade and I hope I’m a better person for it.
The songwriting on this record is probably the best I’ve ever done. This may sound like simple 3 chord punk but just try playing it. I’m super stoked that it’s coming out on wax!!