One of the latest signings to Reckless Yes – GodNo! – has made their debut release as single Unholy Water hit streaming and download platforms on the 21 February.
Consisting of members of Cable, Pet Crow, Grawl!x / Mighty Kids, and Merrick’s Tusk the band mixes dissonance and melody, for a sound which will appeal to fans of Sonic Youth, Slint, and Huggy Bear.
The band got their first radio play from Radio X’s John Kennedy, while online the track premiered with XS Noize. In a review earlier this week Small Music Scene said the track had, “engaging rhythm and a lovingly oft kilter ring to it, especially coming through the solid multiple, varying harmonies”, while online radio show OFI Monday said they were, “loving the grungy sound”.
Listen to GodNo! Unholy Water
Pete Darrington, co-founder of Reckless Yes and also of GodNo! has taken the band’s sound back to his Cable roots, with plenty of angular noise rock and odd time signatures for listeners to get stuck into. He said, “GodNo! was born out of the idea that I wanted to get back to my Cable roots musically; exploring odd time signatures and alternative tunings but still managing to craft a pop song out of it.
“‘Unholy Water’ is basically a song about how alcohol transforms people, how it’s really the most dangerous psychoactive drug there is and it’s legal. The inhibitors in your brain are switched off and you become an entirely different character. People say stuff and behave in a way they wouldn’t normally and you think ‘is this who you really are?’ So if I sound like a dick, it’s because I’m playing that character.”
The release is the first in a planned run of singles from the band, ahead of an EP later in the year. Live dates are to be announced soon.
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