When we started Reckless Yes we thought of it as a community rather than a company. As we’ve grown our roster it’s become more like a family within that community and we’re growing all the time.
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Captain Handsome – the solo project of Lily from Fightmilk – create songs which sound pretty, have both a pop and minimalist vibe, and are about the kind of stuff you lie awake thinking about for years after they have happened, curdling with embarrassment.
These are songs which are quiet, relatable and sensitive without becoming sentimental. Influenced by Dolly Parton, Kirsty MacColl, and Mitski these are observations of the minutiae of life turned into lo-fi yet gigantic pop songs; an exploration of the musically weird and navigating the strange and sometimes difficult terrain of your internal world.
Chorusgirl make noisepop, blending the sounds of Lush, the Cure, The Breeders, Pulp, the Bangles, surf, girl groups, melodies, dirt, jangle and noise into a swirling & shimmering mix that spins your head until you’re dizzy. The lyrics are personal, delicate and angry, about losing and giving up, but all of that heartache and anger is layered underneath enough noisy rubble and happy fizz.
They’ve drawn praise from Noisey, For The Rabbits, The Line of Best Fit, Drowned In Sound, Loud & Quiet as well as playlisting on 6Music. Led by Silvi Wersing they released their self-titled debut album on Fortuna POP! in 2015 and follow up, Shimmer and Spin, was released through us on vinyl, CD and digitally in November 2018. Order your copy here.
It was love at first listen with Fightmilk when we played tracks from their debut EP on our radio show, The Rumble, back in 2016.
Since they they’ve released an EP via the ever-wonderful Fierce Panda EP Club and will now release their debut LP via us in autumn 2018.
Blending Elastica guitar cool and Pulp’s wry ‘kitchen-sink’ lyrical self deprecation Fightmilk are the soundtrack to your ‘why can’t I adult like everyone else my age?’ life. You need them in your ears!
The debut LP Not With That Attitude was released on limited edition pink vinyl, CD and digitally in November 2018. Order a copy here. The album gained a fan in Steve Lamacq (6Music) as well as praise from Echoes and Dust, Drowned in Sound, Louder Than War magazine and appeared in many end of year picks.
Grawl!x is the solo project of Derby-based musician and filmmaker James Machin.
His first release with Reckless Yes is the final album in his trilogy about grief; Appendix was released in April 2018 on vinyl and digitally. It follows Good Grief (2015) and Aye! (2016) and like them has melancholy moments but are affirming, even uplifting, soundscapes of love rather than loss.
This third album sits alongside the Grawl!x written and directed short film Fleeting, and includes contributions from Haiku Salut, composer Richard J Birkin, and guest vocals from Pet Crow’s Danielle Cotterill and Mighty Kids’ Shelley Jane Newman.
Japan Review is the experimental pop project of Adam O’Sullivan with an ever-changing line up of musicians helping to build his ethereal drone soundscapes.
Initially formed in 2014 a debut EP was written and recorded with fellow Beach Volleyball alumni Dom Ashton last year, which will be released through Reckless Yes in spring 2019.
Taking influence from The Radio Dept., Four Tet, Mount Eerie and Beach House their sound may be best summed up as sad dance music.
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LIINES are a post-punk trio from Manchester who are gathering a reputation as one of the best bands on the scene right now. They released 7″ single Disappear / Be Here with us in 2016, followed by debut album Stop-Start in 2018, and digital single On and On in 2019. Between March 2016 and May 2019 they were part of our management roster to focus and accelerate toward success.
Their Paul Tipler- produced releases gathered them acclaim from Q Magazine, BBC 6Music, Radio X, The Quietus, God is in the TV, Louder Than War, Gigslutz, Collapseboard, Even the Stars, The National Student, Get In Her Ears, and Loud Women among many others. They found recognition in many end of year lists for Stop-Start with the white vinyl run selling out soon after release.
The band secured PRS funding in 2017 and this has helped support them to the release of their debut album. In 2019 the band supported Sleaford Mods on a 32-date tour of England and Wales, played their biggest headline dates yet, and secured slots at festivals including Kendal Calling, Cotton Clouds, and Confessional.
As frontman with The Bluetones Mark Morriss’ distinctive vocal is indelibly linked with the sound of Britpop, and he’s enjoyed a career including 14 top ten singles and three top ten albums with the band. In a solo career spanning more than a decade he’s released records Memory Muscle, A Flash of Darkness, and The Taste of Mark Morriss, while touring extensively as a singer-songwriter and with The Bluetones.
Recorded in 2016 following a successful Pledge Music campaign he’ll release fourth long player Look Up through Reckless Yes in 2019. A record that will take some by surprise it draws on influences including Roxy Music, Steely Dan, and Nancy and Lee. Set for release on limited edition coloured vinyl, CD and digitally Look Up will be available later in 2019.
Derby three-piece Mighty Kids describe their sound as ‘melancholic uke pop’ but with electro flourishes and subtle forays into disco and indie their sound is much broader than the description implies.
Debut EP Won’t You Reconsider was released in July 2018 and showcases the band’s knack for melody, and a striking lyrical prowess. Touchpoints include Saint Etienne, Yazoo, Let’s Eat Grandma and Mega Emotion but rather than compare we strongly encourage you to sink into the hazy summer vibes and introspective vulnerability of the four-track EP.
The release marks a return after a short hiatus to work on other projects and will see them return to the live scene with an Indietracks appearance ahead of more live dates later in the year.
Long-term BFFs Sophie and Natalie formed Panic Pocket in 2017 for First Timers Festival and have since found themselves described as ‘lo-fi electro-pop heroes’. With songs celebrating intense friendships and demonising shitty relationships, you can expect catchy choruses and killer harmonies in their songs about trash men, bad bosses and unrequited online lust.
The band will release their debut EP through Reckless Yes in spring 2019, available on digital and physical formats. Sign up to our mailing list to make sure you hear details and pre-orders information first.
Peace Tape is a collection of experimental, abstract pieces of music.
The pieces vary from melodic ambience to bursts of manipulated noise, each one offering an immersive experience of different emotions through detailed free-form soundscapes.
The project shares as much with modern art as it does music and is an emerging and ongoing collection, unconstrained by traditional formats or expectations to be focused purely on the sound. Redefining the relationship to the listener and challenging the way we experience sound alongside our other senses this is a boundary pushing project.
We’ll be announcing details of the first collection ahead of its release later in 2019.
Derby four-piece garage rock band Pet Crow appeared almost from no-where onto the local scene in March 2016. They played their first gig with label-mates Unqualified Nurse Band that month and quickly followed with a self-released EP, Pet Soundz.
Over the course of the year they’ve gathered a great live reputation and have supported Menace Beach, and The Lovely Eggs as well as drawing in the crowd playing for Fan Club at Hockley Hustle.
Their debut album, A Simple Guide to Small and Medium Pond Life, was released through Reckless Yes in February 2017 alongside a UK tour. Praise for the album came from The National Student, Upset, Louder Than War, Bearded Magazine, Circuit Sweet and had airplay on Amazing Radio and Radio X among others. New music is expected in 2019 and the band are currently booking dates for November (UK) and February 2020 (mainland Europe) – get in touch for bookings.
Famously Thurston Moore’s favourite band Boston’s Turkish Delight are a lost ‘90s classic indie band and their two albums – 1996’s Tommy Bell and 1998’s Howcha Magowcha, its unreleased follow up – are both astonishing and long overdue a reissue.
Described as the missing link between Belly and Sonic Youth CMJ said that they bring, ‘neurotic bizarritude to new heights” and the reissue of their two albums will surely bring their art rock sound to a new generation of listeners.
Sign up to our mailing list for news on the double-album release. You can find Turkish Delight’s music via iheartnoise on Bandcamp where both albums are available for download.
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Unqualified Nurse Band
We released the debut album from Derby death surf trio Unqualified Nurse Band on vinyl in October 2016. Available on red vinyl you can buy Debasement Tapes here.
Following a sell out debut EP the long player release has gathered them acclaim from Team Rock, Louder Than War magazine, God is in the TV, Words and Guitars, Hidden Herd, The National Student, and airplay on 6Music. Live they are a formidable proposition blazing through intricate noise at breakneck speed and since the release of the album have gone on to release a 7″ single through Too Pure Singles Club.
Their second album Trashland was released in October 2018 on limited vinyl (as a co-pro between us and the band’s own label Medicine Music), digitally and on CD and the band supported Lightyear on their UK tour as well as getting praise from Loud and Quiet, Louder Than War and others. Never ones to stand still creatively the three-piece will release a single a month throughout 2018, recording each at a different studio. The first is due in February 2018.