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Overblown + Merakindie present:

The Bonk + Percolator co-headline show at The Spailpin Fanach, Cork city

Tickets €10 order via emma@merakindie.com

The Bonk is a project formed out of new recordings begun in 2014 by Waterford musician Philip Christie (O Emperor). These initial recordings were mostly undertaken and captured as live performances at Big Skin studios in Cork City. 

Borrowing a term used to describe a state of mental and physical collapse, The Bonk often uses layered competing rhythms in a way that tends towards estrangement from the familiar. Time and time again, The Bonk plays (upon) ideas of time and repetition, repetition and time.


Percolator is an experimental rock band whose blend of hypnotic kraut techno and wall of shoegazing guitar drones has been compared to Swans with a leaning towards NEU!’s krautrock driven rhythms.

Percolator started in Waterford in 2007 as a drum and guitar duo mainly influenced by the electro infused noise pop and shoegaze bands of the 80’s and 90’s. They released a number of 7” singles and EPs, added a bassist, and gigged extensively, playing alongside many of their minstrelling heroes including Deerhoof, NEU!’s Michael Rother, A Place To Bury Strangers and the now deceased Grant Hart of Husker Du.

In 2012, having gone through several line-up changes, the current and longest lasting line-up was formed. Consisting of John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Bass, Synths), and founding members Eleanor Myler (Drums, vocals) and Ian Chestnutt (guitar vocals), the trio have spent the last 5 years transforming themselves into one of the most intriguing and melodically arresting bands in Ireland at the moment.