An interview with Alex ‘Daddy Wonk’ Johnson   Wonk Unit


The world turns and the music scene changes. There are still many bands dressed in the late Seventies style, screaming against injustice and oppression, but they’re in danger of becoming that self-same dinosaur that brought about their creation. Not all punks are like that though. I caught Wonk Unit at another gig, and came away texting our editor Dan that I’d seen something special. Although definitely punk, they’ve gone off in a new direction. They can get loud and shouty when they need to, but band mainstay Alex ‘Daddy Wonk’ steers his band at a tangent. Gentle acoustic guitar and lyrics about everyday life abound. Written with a wry sense of humour and a disconcerting honesty, they’re a refreshing change from the usual image of punk rock. Dressed in a

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