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. Buy records from Reckless Yes Records artists in your local record shop or online here. Hear our artists on Soundcloud and Spotify.
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Forming in 2016 Derby-based four-piece Dactylion played their first gig together in January 2017 and have since played at Six Impossible Things and supported Nervous Twitch and Mega Emotion.
They describe themselves as having ‘too many pedals and not enough happy memories’ but what they do have are spellbinding intricate guitar soundscapes that back the beautifully crafted harmonies to create a resonating shoegaze sound.
Their debut EP Come Inside was released in September 2017 with praise from Hidden Herd, Louder Than War, Amazing Radio, and Radio X among others.
Grawl!x is the solo project of Derby-based musician and film-maker James Machin and he’s currently two albums into a trilogy about grief.
The albums released so far – Good Grief (2015) and Aye! (2016) – have melancholy moments but are far more affirming, even uplifting, soundscapes of love rather than loss. The third and final album in the trilogy, Appendix, is due in April 2018 as a limited edition colour vinyl and digital release, sitting alongside the Grawl!x written and directed short film Fleeting.
For press enquiries please get in touch with Lucy Hurst at butilikeyou PR.
We manage Manchester post-punk trio LIINES, releasing Paul Tipler produced double-A single Disappear and Be Here on white vinyl in October 2016. You can buy the LIINES single here and their debut long player will follow in autumn 2017.
The latest release has built on the buzz around this band gathering them acclaim from The Quietus, God is in the TV, Louder Than War, Gigslutz, Collapseboard, Even the Stars, The National Student, Are We Alive?, Hooting and Howling, and airplay on Amazing Radio and Radio X among others.
The band secured PRS funding in 2017 and this has helped support them to the release of their debut album, due on vinyl and digitally in spring 2018, as well as toward the supporting tour.
Favourites of Blur guitarist and DIY supremo Graham Coxon, to whose
Transcopic label they were once signed, the band has previously toured
with British Sea Power and their second album saw Stephen Street take on production duties.
A former NME Single of the Week they were described as making, “pop music that douses itself in gasoline and plays with matches, always on the verge of some kinetically-satisfying explosion or self-destruction” while Mark Radcliffe enthused they were, “the new millennium Kinks on speed!”
Bringing this fine heritage to Reckless Yes Mower are making a welcome return after 12 years away, with single Under The Iron Thumb, out 21 July 2017. Time has only sharpened the three-piece’s knack for a catchy pop hook and rumbling rock riff, the rawness of their early lo-fi work melding with the melodic tilt of their latter on their new material.
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 on 24 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.
Riding The Low
Ten years as a band, two albums and some sweet touring with the likes of The Charlatans, Riding The Low are from Burton on Trent and make pure rock n roll noise.
Fronted by Paddy Considine, best known for his acting and directing career, anyone writing Riding The Low off as an actor’s vanity project is making a sore mistake. For this is a gang, in truest rock n roll sense, with tunes as full of melody and emotionally loaded as any in the Guided By Voices catalogue they cite as a major influence.
They are currently recording a new album, expected in 2018.
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.