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Slonk goes punk on new lo-fi gem "I'm Pursuing A Career Outside Of Conveyancing"

02 October 2017, 12:20 | Written by Laurence Day

Slonk has announced a new seven-track EP and shared deliciously scuzzy lead single "I'm Pursuing A Career Outside Of Conveyancing".

Thick waves of cascading fuzz and ramshackle riffs set the backdrop for Slonk's vox - it's a touch meatier than previous offerings, with the folky splashes on "Jane's Boots" jettisoned in favour of ragged punk scratches, scrapes, and scrawls. It's rough but it's buoyed with big heart - it's still very much a Slonk number, with ripples of sincerity weaving between every strum and beat.

"I recorded a new EP the other weekend which I'm going to release on 1 December," explains Slonk's Joe Sherrin. "Most of the songs are about how I feel like I'm wasting my life working in admin jobs and 1 December is when my notice ends and I get to leave my admin job. It's a little different from the stuff I've previously released, more akin to the punkier live shows. It's fairly lofi; I used one mic to record everything, originally intending the recordings to be demos for another album but liked them so much I'm just gonna release it as a fun EP."

The EP was written, performed, produced, recorded, and "mastered" (his quotes, not ours) by Sherrin in his bedroom. Samuel Bedford has created the artwork.


  1. I'm Pursuing A Career Outside Of Conveyancing
  2. Carousel
  3. The Sad King
  4. Blackboards
  5. Die Here
  6. The Culpable Glutton
  7. I'm Losing My Mind On The Outside Of Everything
The Losing My Mind On The Outside Of Everything EP is out 1 December as a poster/download. You can pre-order now.
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