Like the Renegade Master we are back once again, and our ill behaviour is bringing you a selection of tracks which have graced the Reckless Yes stereo this week and which we think you need to hear RIGHT NOW.
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Listen Friday – 3 February 2017
DREAM WIFE – Hey Heartbreaker
Mixing riot grrrl with girl pop DREAM WIFE are named after a 1953 Carey Grant / Deborah Kerr film they never intended to be a band at all but merely a ‘fake girl band’ art concept. Having started 2017 with a tour they are making waves as one of the most exciting garage pop bands around right now.
Sewage Farm – Drive
Sam Forrest (also of Nine Black Alps, Howling Sludge, solo albums and the Desert Mine Music record label) is one of the country’s most quietly prolific artists. Latest band Sewage Farm – which also features members of White Firs – released their debut late in 2016 and this track is a typically hazy garage rock with jangling surf pop flourishes topping the chunky riffs.
Pet Crow – Shake It Out
We are so excited to share the debut album from our murder-of-the-moment Pet Crow! We’ll be releasing A Simple Guide To Small And Medium Pond Life on 24 February at the close of their tour (including dates with Menace Beach, Sweet Deals on Surgery, Modern Rituals and more) and you can pre-order the garage pop / new wave blinder on limited aquamarine vinyl here.
Surfer Blood – Six Flags in F or G
Brilliantly bubbling undertones and twanging ’60s surf pop guitar wrapped around hazy bittersweet vocals, this song becomes something truly special at the breakdown with an solo like twanged heartstrings and subtle harmonies. This is the first album since the band lost their guitarist Thomas Fekete to cancer and while it could have been despondent it shows the other side of grief; love without a home but love nevertheless.
Unqualified Nurse Band – Get Out Of London
We still have all the heart eyes for Unqualified Nurse Band and you should too. They will be releasing a new single in March, play Northampton tomorrow with Claire, and continue their never-ending tour over the next few months. LTW put their debut at number 47 in their Top 50 Albums of the year and this giddy but cohesive blend of every rock n roll style from the last 60 years is something you need to hear. Get Debasement Tapes on ravishing red vinyl here.
Jucifer – (I Name You Destroyer) Amplifier
Rounding off today’s selection we have this old favourite of Reckless Yes – taken from the Georgia duo’s 2002 album this is what it sounds like when garage rock slides toward sludge metal; filthy beats and squalls of guitar but with a death grip on its pop sensibilities.
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