With an official release date of 20 September pre-orders for Look Up from Mark Morriss are now open. And not just open but selling fast – one bundle sold out within minutes of being made available!
Having had a first release on CD as part of the Pledge campaign which funded the recording of the album back in 2016 Morriss’ fourth solo album is now getting a full release through us. There are two different colours to choose from on the vinyl and we have to tell you, once they’re gone we won’t be repressing in the same colours!
To intro the options we spent Thursday night live from Mark’s living room with a FB Live where he played Rimini from Look Up, and Lay Low from first album Memory Muscle (which has also never been released on vinyl *significant look to camera*) following a poll of fans on what they’d like to hear.
He chatted with Sarah Reckless Yes about the album, and shared not only the vinyl colours but some of the special items such as the coveted Look Up fridge magnet. We’ll be doing more of these sessions so keep an eye out for the next date. And if you missed this one don’t worry, you can watch it again here.
Look Up vinyl
There are two colour options in the Look Up vinyl release and, as we say, we won’t repress in these colours:
- translucent blue vinyl available on its own, or as part of a deluxe bundle with signed postcard and fridge magnet
- splatter vinyl (blue, with cream and pink splatter) on its own – the deluxe bundle with this vinyl has already SOLD OUT
You can buy your copy in our online shop here. If there’s any left Mark will have them at shows from release in September.
One to watch out for too – give Bluetones Funclub a follow on Twitter and Facebook – they have a signed Look Up test pressing and will be auctioning it off in the summer to raise money for the National Autistic Trust.
All The Wrong People out now
When you order the vinyl you’ll get an instant download of first single All The Wrong People, which was released digitally on 26 July. It’s also available on all your usual platforms – iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer – wherever you normally listen online you’ll find it to stream and download.
The track has had great support from God Is In The TV zine who premiered it a couple of weeks ago and said, “‘All The Wrong People’ evokes Stevie Wonder’s ‘Higher Ground’ with the liquid ‘Wah Wah’ pedal verses but kicks into a mass singalong chorus that meant this cut leant itself perfectly to the first single release” as well as Traveller’s Tunes who reviewing said, “There are hooks oozing out of this at every turn. The piano licks, sauntering drums, and the wah wah guitar combine to re-imagine 70s funk and soul to glorious effect”. Steve Lamacq led the way with airplay for the track on 6Music but OFI Monday and Radio Free Matlock have also been giving it a spin.
Want to add it to your library? Find some quick links for All The Wrong People here.
More Mark Morriss still to come
We’re only just getting started with Look Up so there is plenty more to come over the summer. We’ll be doing some more FB Live sessions and next week we’ll be announcing some special events you might want to pop in your diary – we all know he’s one of the hardest touring musicians out there but we’ve got something extra for you!
Not only that but we’ll be sharing the All The Wrong People video (directed by Gerard Giorgi-Coll, produced by Ben Meadows) which you absolutely don’t want to miss! It’s absolutely ace, we promise you.
And then there’s more singles – two in fact – before the album hits its release date. Who knows what we’ll have around these (we do, but you’ll have to stay tuned). Plus don’t forget to keep an eye on The Bluetones Funclub for that charity auction of the signed Look Up test pressing.
In the meantime make sure you’re all over the following places so you don’t miss anything.
- the Reckless Yes mailing list
- Reckless Yes on twitter, Facebook, and instagram
- Mark Morriss’ website
- Mark Morriss on twitter, Facebook and instagram.
A full press kit is available here and enquiries should come to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find our other artists here and if you’re thinking about getting in touch with your music please check our demo policy here.