Wank Punter signs with UNIVERSAL
With several LIVE-TO-AIR appearances on Playboy TV (NIGHT CALLS w/ host Jesse Jane), a cameo appearance on Zalman King's new episodic series "Body Language", the licensing of 3 songs (2 to Body Language, 1 to Playboy TV), another cameo on Gene Simmons Family Jewels (shot on location at The Cat Club in Los Angeles), exclusive feature coverage in Playboy, Genesis, SWANK, & AVN Magazine, and several appearances on Showcase TV's "Web Dreams", the boys are prepped and ready for the next major step on their surreal voyage.
Up until recently, the band had maintained an indie stand throughout its development when opportunity finally came knocking in the form of a CD distribution deal from a major label. At first, the initial offer was a typical 360 (industry term for a 50/50 split). With all that had been invested and established via the band's own efforts, it wasn't an acceptable deal and was rejected out of hand.
After several rewrites and further negotiation, Wank Punter ended up getting the terms we wanted and inked the deal to take up the dance with the majors. As such, Wank Punter will now be distributed nationally through Fontana North/UNIVERSAL Music Group for the next two album releases.
At the end of the day, it won't change our lives anytime soon and to be quite honest, the real hard work is only just beginning but we all look forward to the new challenges.
To celebrate the occasion, Wank Punter will have a release party on the 23rd of January @ Rock N Roll Heaven (tickets/additional info TBA).
Prior to that, the band will be appearing @ The Horseshoe Tavern on January 20th (tickets/additional info TBA) and The Red Rooster on January 02 (free show).