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(review by MWJ – pic by Huw Prestatyn)
So, I was returning from work in Scotland (previous night having endured having to rely on teletext for news on Wales match AND put up with celtic cousins anticipating us not being much of a threat to them in the play-offs, ha!). Anyway, what better way to break up a 5 hour journey than to extend it a bit and go and see some local noise merchants in Hendre
Extreme rockers WENDYKURK are about to release their debut album for Ankst Musik Records. SOFT MEAT will be in the shops in September through Shellshock Distribution. The album’s six tracks were recorded over an intense three day recording period at the magical Bryn Derwen studio with engineer and producer David Wrench. Already the band have become notorious in Wales for their visceral live performances, outlandish appearance, youthful anger and for just scaring the shit out of most people who see their extraordinary live shows.
The last official video/track from Wendykurk featuring Nomi Leonard on Guitar and vocals, Matthew Watkins on Guitar, Ben Lee on bass, Nos on drums. Kerry O’Neill and Hazel Russel dancing, Heather and Freya Hudson as “the children”. Sculptures (Doll’s crown and Swan) by Lisa Hudson. Video and track from Ankst Records. Members of Wendykurk have gone on to form The Dogbones, The Dethkats and other projects
Scraping the pavements of Holyhead with their broken fingernails, Wendykurk somehow kept it together for four years. During that tumultuous time they played plenty of eventful gigs, recorded a stunning album ‘Soft Meat’ for Ankst Records and also recorded this session for Adam Walton’s BBC Radio Wales Show…
Members of the band went on to play in bands like Dogbones, Mongolian Dethkit, Deth Kats, Suma Suma and Entity.
Here’s the session – it’s pretty special