We’ve been teasing you for a while but it’s finally time to introduce you to the latest additions to the Reckless Yes family with our four new signings to kick 2019 off in style.
It’s been a really exciting start to the year for us here at RYHQ. While the rest of the world continues to descend through various levels of hell we’re taking some solace in the fact there is great music about, and not only that but we get to work with some amazing artists making it.
As you know, it was a big one for us last year with releases from LIINES, Fightmilk, Chorusgirl, Grawl!x, and Mighty Kids, but we were determined to keep the vibe going with ace releases in 2019 too. We think you might like the new additions to the Reckless Yes family and the music they have planned for you.
Without further ado let’s kick off the class of 2019 shall we?
Reckless Yes Class of 2019 – new roster signings and releases
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.
Perhaps best known as frontman of Britpop indie band The Bluetones Mark Morriss is joining us ahead of the release of his fourth solo album, Look Up.
Melodically the album draws influence from Roxy Music, Steely Dan, and Nancy and Lee to be intricate without feeling cluttered. Written in 2016 it lyrically reflects the shock and confusion of Brexit and a country-divided and we think it’ll delight you whether you know his previous work or not.
We’ll be releasing Look Up across physical and digital formats this summer. Make sure you’re following Mark Morriss on Spotify, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, his website where you can also sign up to his mailing list.
Formed in 2014 Japan Review has had a few different members over the years but is formed around the nucleus of Adam O’Sullivan.
The debut EP, co-written and recorded last year with former Beach Volleyball bandmate Dom Ashton, is a perfect introduction to the synth and drone soundscape.
Known as a favourite of Thurston Moore and tipped as the missing link between Belly and Sonic Youth the furious and experimental indie of Turkish Delight is captured perfectly on albums Tommy Bell (1996) and Howcha Magowcha (1998).
The noise rock of both is broken by intriguing vintage sample interludes and from the off make obvious the oversight that they didn’t find a bigger audience in the ‘90s or in the intervening years.
We’ll be reissuing both albums – which we consider lost classics – on physical and digital formats this summer. You can check out the albums via iheartnoise on Bandcamp here.
So, there’s our new faces. We’ll bring you a bit more info about each of them over this coming week. But what of the rest of the RY Family? Let’s have a little round up…
- LIINES are getting ready to head out on UK tour supporting Sleaford Mods and you should definitely keep an eye out for other news from them soon
- Pet Crow are in the studio writing and rehearsing new material as well as playing a few UK dates
- Chorusgirl head out to Germany in early February to play a short run of dates
- and you should expect something new from Grawl!x soon also
- Fightmilk are being kept out of trouble packing up the last few copies of Not With That Attitude and undoubtedly plotting world domination through power pop, starting with support for Art Brut in Cardiff on 17 February after playing the sold out Garage show last week
- Mighty Kids and Unqualified Nurse Band are cooking up some surprises, we’re sure.
It’s all go, isn’t it?
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