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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 will release its follow up through us in Autumn 2018.
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.
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 will be out on limited edition coloured vinyl, CD and digitally in Autumn 2018.
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.
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, Stop-Start, will follow in May 2018.
The double-A single 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 limited coloured vinyl and digitally 4 May 2018, as well as toward the supporting tour.
Nottingham-based band Lorna evolved from the studio project of songwriter Mark Rolfe into the indiepop royalty of today. With a 14-year relationship with US label Words On Music they are now heading toward the release of a sixth album, Constellations, in autumn 2018.
The album – a gloriously rich blend of orchestration, electronica, harmony and guitars – will appeal to fans of Yo La Tengo, Belle and Sebastian and Stereolab and will be released digitally and on CD by Words On Music, and on limited coloured vinyl through Reckless Yes.
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 is due 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.
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 and a preceding EP, both expected in 2018 alongside festival dates at Sound City, CwNine, and Kendal Calling.
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.