The fourth solo album from Mark Morriss, Look Up, is out now on vinyl, CD and digitally – and it’s getting some cracking and well deserved reviews for being his most creative work to date.
Packed full of catchy pop it seamlessly weaves together a myriad of influences from Mark’s own eclectic music taste to push forward beyond the indie-pop he’s mastered so well in his career.
Described by KScope Podcast as having a ‘lovely warm 1971 feel with contemporary wit’ tracks on Look Up span across folk-infused tone poetry (‘Rimini’), Country with a sci-fi twist (Poor Me, Poor Me), and alt-pop (‘All The Wrong People’, ‘Holiday of a Lifetime’).
Read all about it
You can find a couple of great interviews to get more in-depth with Mark about the album, about signing with us here at Reckless Yes, and about plans for reissues of earlier solo works and the potential for new material from The Bluetones.
The reviews are coming in too – pick up the current issue of Louder Than War at your local newsagent or WH Smith for a 9/10 appraisal of the album, and head over to Traveller’s Tunes who said: “Not only is the magic still prevalent, its flourishing. ‘Science and Nature’ is, for our money, Morriss’ pinnacle. ‘Look Up’ is full of creative risk taking which rivals.”
While you’re playing the record you can read along with this track by track by Mark over on God Is In The TV zine too – some interesting insight into where each song came from and how it was created.
And what about these videos, eh? Two brilliant videos for All The Wrong People and Holiday of a Lifetime both from the creative team of director Gerard Giorgi-Coll and producer Ben Meadows packed with plenty of cinematic references and detail they’ve captured both songs perfectly. Find them both over on our YouTube channel.
But we can’t forget the support we’ve had from Steve Lamacq, OFI Monday, Radio Free Matlock and many other shows and stations!
Buy Look Up by Mark Morriss
- on CD and digital download from Bandcamp
- digital download and stream across Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and Pandora
- limited blue vinyl back in stock online and you can also find it with Mark at shows, in selected record shops
- vinyl waiting list – sign up here and we’ll let you know when vinyl stock is fully replenished in a new colour and open for orders (next week).
Mark is well known for his forever-packed gig schedule but we’ve managed to squeeze a couple of in-store performances in to his calendar.
- Truck Store – Oxford – 10 October
- Vinyl Tap – Huddersfield – 14 December
We’ll being you more details of these as soon as we have them but pop them in the diary for now.
And talking of gigs – don’t forget this special one in Glasgow which is selling fast – 18 April at The Glad Cafe with Sister John: tickets.