The Reckless Yes family grows again and today we’re welcoming Eilis Frawley into the fold, ahead of the release of a debut EP in early 2020.
Classically trained Eilis’ experience of the music industry is broad and through a mix of spoken word and drumming brings a new tone to the universal topics of feminism, mental health, social structures, and creative insecurities.
Now based in Berlin Eilis also plays in the brilliant Party Fears and ace I Drew Blank but with her solo work has found her voice, gaining 15,000 views within days with the release of a first video as well as interest from Tom Tom Magazine, Loud Women, Arte Tracks and Curated by Girls.
On joining Reckless Yes Eilis said: “I’m happy to have found a home for my work at Reckless Yes. Sarah and Pete have already shown great support, openness, understanding and knowledge and I’m excited to work closely with them. I’m really looking forward to further developing my solo project and to grow with the Reckless Yes family.”
Sarah Lay, co-founder of Reckless Yes said, “From the opening beats of this collection I was sold. Eilis Frawley’s lyrics resonate deeply in a sometimes brutal way, yet is as carefully observed as it is honestly lived. Rhythms are intricate, creative and incredibly complex despite the sparse instrumentation.
“To welcome an artist to the family who has so quickly found a sound and applied a DIY ethos to bringing it into being, and who will share her own experience of global DIY scenes while working collaboratively with us is a perfect fit for Reckless Yes.”
Pete Darrington, co-founder of Reckless Yes said, “We get a lot of demos and your listening skills get honed pretty quickly. You’ve literally got maybe 15 seconds to grab my attention with something uniquely creative and refreshing. Eilis Frawley’s music did this in under 10 seconds.
“A solo female drummer who uses rhythm as a canvas to paint intriguing and engaging spoken word narratives onto is something I’ve never heard before. Minimalist Krautrock-like synth instrumentation shows her understanding of how the space between notes is as important as which notes she uses when it comes to evoke a mood. She’s a true creative, there’s nothing like her out there and I’m very excited we’ve been given the opportunity to share her unique musical vision with you.”
Eilis joins the Reckless Yes family ahead of the release of a debut EP and a planned album, and will play UK tour dates in autumn 2019 with German and Australian dates across winter.
- 30 October – London, eartH – details
- 31 October – Sheffield, Hatch – details
- 1 November – Manchester, The Old Taphouse – details
- 2 November – Leicester, The Gallery DMU – details
- 8 November – Berlin, Ausland
- 13 December – Adelaide, Ancient World
- 8 January – Adelaide, CoMa The Wheatsheaf