When bands go for a "period" sound, originality usually loses out. Thankfully, that’s not the case with The Gonks.
Recently featured on Acid Jazz’s new Hipsters compilation of new mod and garage acts, the band carries off its modern-day take on an authentic 60s beat sound with some style – not unlike some of Mother Earth’s finer moments or indeed the excellent Clique from a few years back.
If you haven’t yet purchased the Hipsters album, you can check the track featured on there – Just A Man – along with 3 more fine tunes over at the band’s MySpace site. And keep an eye open for them playing live in your area – from what I’ve heard so far, they’ll be well worth catching.