We’re starting 2017 by saying goodbye to a big part of the Reckless Yes family – our weekly radio show The Rumble.
Pete started broadcasting the weekly radio show, championing the best of the underground and alternative music from around the world, in November 2015 and was joined by Sarah in January 2016. Between us we produced 53 episodes of the show (which is somewhere over 1,600 tracks) going out live on Swedish station Radio Andra and living on as a podcast.
Much in the style of Peel and Walters we delighted in discovery and taking some of the bands we played on air to new audiences through our bi-monthly Six Impossible Things gigs (we’re still doing these – don’t fall apart completely). From the one-man band recording at his dining room table to indiepop royalty, we played them all and tweeted alongside it while occasionally bickering with each other in the background.
But in December Radio Andra announced to its cohort of DJs that it would be going off air at the end of 2016 (the year that just kept taking) and although many of the shows continue to broadcast online via the website (find them here) we’ve taken the decision not to continue with our show. For now at least. Mainly because so many other parts of Reckless Yes are doing exciting things and because we’re expecting new additions to the family all the time.
So – THANK YOU to Radio Andra for giving us both air time over the last 12 months, thanks to all the bands who sent us music or favourited a tweet when we played you, and a massive massive thank you to everyone who listened in or downloaded the podcast. You can still find old episodes here and playlists with links to bands are also on this site – just look for The Rumble link in the menu.
Six Impossible Things will return in Derby toward the end of March but we have a number of shows before then – Desperate Journalist and The Empty Page; Nine Tons and Ghost Signals; Batteries; Mouses and Unqualified Nurse Band and You Want Fox. Find details here.
Our next release is out too – Pet Crow’s long player will arrive in February and the band will be on tour. More news on this soon.
In the meantime keep turning that dial and we’ll return to your airwaves some time in the future with more of the off-kilter and less-heard music for your delight and confusion.
This has been The Rumble. Over and Out.