When we started Reckless Yes we thought of it as a community rather than a company. As we’ve grown our roster it’s become more like a family within that community and we’re growing all the time.
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Ferocious in their DIY spirit the band take a bold approach to their sound, mixing the fun and hedonistic nature of disco beats, the futuristic sweeps of electronics, and pining it all down with unrelenting punk-influenced guitars, plus personal yet political lyrics. They are doing something different within the wider scene of female-led punk and we couldn’t be more excited by it.
Originally formed in the late ‘90s where the band played everywhere from the Astoria to Wembley, their as-yet-untitled album – produced by Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Cable, LIINES, Placebo, Elastica) – is expected to be released in the first half of 2020 and will be available to Reckless Yes members as well as getting a general retail release.
Captain Handsome – the solo project of Lily from Fightmilk – create songs which sound pretty, have both a pop and minimalist vibe, and are about the kind of stuff you lie awake thinking about for years after they have happened, curdling with embarrassment.
These are songs which are quiet, relatable and sensitive without becoming sentimental. Influenced by Dolly Parton, Kirsty MacColl, and Mitski these are observations of the minutiae of life turned into lo-fi yet gigantic pop songs; an exploration of the musically weird and navigating the strange and sometimes difficult terrain of your internal world.
Chorusgirl make noisepop, blending the sounds of Lush, the Cure, The Breeders, Pulp, the Bangles, surf, girl groups, melodies, dirt, jangle and noise into a swirling & shimmering mix that spins your head until you’re dizzy. The lyrics are personal, delicate and angry, about losing and giving up, but all of that heartache and anger is layered underneath enough noisy rubble and happy fizz.
They’ve drawn praise from Noisey, For The Rabbits, The Line of Best Fit, Drowned In Sound, Loud & Quiet as well as playlisting on 6Music. Led by Silvi Wersing they released their self-titled debut album on Fortuna POP! in 2015 and follow up, Shimmer and Spin, was released through us on vinyl, CD and digitally in November 2018. Order your copy here.
Following a limited digital and CD release of second album There Are No Normal Conversations Any More via Hell Hath No Fury Records in February 2020 Sheffield / Leeds three-piece Duck joined the Reckless Yes roster for a vinyl release of the record.
A somewhat overlooked album in the melee of early 2020 the second full-length record from Duck was picked up by Reckless Yes for a vinyl ‘re-issue’, intended to reach a wider audience for the mix of wonky synth/guitar noisepop made stand-out from peers by the dark touches of industrial and electronica.
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 Party Fears and 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.
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 followed by Australian and German dates through winter and spring. Find Eilis on her website, Facebook and Instagram. For all press enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was love at first listen with Fightmilk when we played tracks from their debut EP on our radio show, The Rumble, back in 2016.
Since they they’ve released an EP via the ever-wonderful Fierce Panda EP Club and will now release their debut LP via us in autumn 2018.
Blending Elastica guitar cool and Pulp’s wry ‘kitchen-sink’ lyrical self deprecation Fightmilk are the soundtrack to your ‘why can’t I adult like everyone else my age?’ life. You need them in your ears!
The debut LP Not With That Attitude was released on limited edition pink vinyl, CD and digitally in November 2018. Order a copy here. The album gained a fan in Steve Lamacq (6Music) as well as praise from Echoes and Dust, Drowned in Sound, Louder Than War magazine and appeared in many end of year picks.
Somewhat of a supergroup with plenty of Reckless Yes alumni among their number GodNo! are making experimental noise rock taking inspirational cues from pioneering groups such as Sonic Youth, Talking Heads, Huggy Bear and Slint.
The unmistakable angular guitar style of Cable is blended with the melodic post hardcore chord progressions and staccato bass of Lonely Robot and Sex Jokes respectively, while fans of Pet Crow will be familiar with the scatter gun garage drums binding it together. A band very much a sum of its parts, with collaboration and equality at its heart – a debut EP is expected in early 2020.
Grawl!x is the solo project of Derby-based musician and filmmaker Maria Machin. Their first release with Reckless Yes was the final album in his trilogy about grief; Appendix was released in April 2018 on vinyl and digitally.
Appendix followed Good Grief (2015) and Aye! (2016) and like them has melancholy moments but are affirming, even uplifting, soundscapes of love rather than loss. This third album sits alongside the Grawl!x written and directed short film Fleeting, and includes contributions from Haiku Salut, composer Richard J Birkin, and guest vocals from Pet Crow’s Danielle Cotterill and Mighty Kids’ Shelley Jane Newman.
Fourth album Peeps is due for release in early 2020 and evolves the orchestrated dreampop sound to bring in electronic flourishes in an exploration of platonic friendship and identity.
Hearts Beating In Time
Making gorgeously glitchy lo-fi electronic dreampop Hearts Beating In Time is the solo work of singer-songwriter Rebecca Theuma.
Based between Malta and Berlin she brings together echoey vocals, moving beats and layered synths to deliver hopelessly romantic lyrics against the backdrop of ‘80s influenced sounds.
Making music as a solo artist since 2018 she has self-released two albums as Hearts Beating In Time and joins Reckless Yes to build her profile as an exciting emerging artist.
Japan Review is the experimental pop project of Adam O’Sullivan with an ever-changing line up of musicians helping to build his ethereal drone soundscapes.
Initially formed in 2014 a debut EP – JUNO – was written and recorded with fellow Beach Volleyball alumni Dom Ashton last year, and was released through Reckless Yes in March 2019. Follow up single On Auto Now is slated for an autumn 2019 release.
Taking influence from The Radio Dept., Four Tet, Mount Eerie and Beach House their sound may be best summed up as sad dance music.
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LIINES are a post-punk trio from Manchester who are gathering a reputation as one of the best bands on the scene right now. They released 7″ single Disappear / Be Here with us in 2016, followed by debut album Stop-Start in 2018, digital single On and On in 2019, and 7″ single Sorry in 2020. Between March 2016 and May 2019 they were part of our management roster to focus and accelerate toward success.
Their Paul Tipler- produced releases gathered them acclaim from Q Magazine, BBC 6Music, Radio X, The Quietus, God is in the TV, Louder Than War, Gigslutz, Collapseboard, Even the Stars, The National Student, Get In Her Ears, and Loud Women among many others. They found recognition in many end of year lists, including with the Guardian, for Stop-Start with the white vinyl run selling out soon after release.
The band secured PRS funding in 2017 and this has helped support them to the release of their debut album. In 2019 the band supported Sleaford Mods on a 32-date tour of England and Wales, played their biggest headline dates yet, and secured slots at festivals including Kendal Calling, Cotton Clouds, and Confessional.
As frontman with The Bluetones Mark Morriss’ distinctive vocal is indelibly linked with the sound of Britpop, and he’s enjoyed a career including 14 top ten singles and three top ten albums with the band. In a solo career spanning more than a decade he’s released records Memory Muscle, A Flash of Darkness, and The Taste of Mark Morriss, while touring extensively as a singer-songwriter and with The Bluetones.
Recorded in 2016 following a successful Pledge Music campaign a full release for fourth long player Look Up was made through Reckless Yes in September 2019. A record that will take some by surprise it draws on influences including Roxy Music, Steely Dan, and Nancy and Lee. Now on it’s third vinyl run you can order the album here.
Derby three-piece Mighty Kids describe their sound as ‘melancholic uke pop’ but with electro flourishes and subtle forays into disco and indie their sound is much broader than the description implies.
Debut EP Won’t You Reconsider? was released in July 2018 and showcases the band’s knack for melody, and a striking lyrical prowess. Touchpoints include Saint Etienne, Yazoo, Let’s Eat Grandma and Mega Emotion but rather than compare we strongly encourage you to sink into the hazy summer vibes and introspective vulnerability of the four-track EP.
The release marks a brief return after a short hiatus to work on other projects and will saw them return to the live scene with an Indietracks appearance.
Louder Than War describes Leeds-based three-piece Nervous Twitch as, “paying homage to the Ramones and their favourite 60s girl-groups via the medium of punky pop songs”, and we wouldn’t disagree.
Having previously released with Punk Fox and Odd Box their first three albums – Get Back In Line (2015), Don’t Take My TV (2016) and I Won’t Hide (2017) – will be reissued digitally via Reckless Yes in 2020 ahead of their fourth album.
Order of the Toad
Glasgow trio Order of the Toad are making music which sounds quite unlike anything else around at the moment.
We’ll be releasing their second album (Re-Order of the Toad) in 2020 as a co-release with Gringo Records and to give you an idea of what to expect check out how Monorail Music described the band: “Melodically, Order of the Toad have something of a medieval fixation, filtered through late 60s influences which end up sounding something like Jefferson Airplane – not least in vocalist Gemma “The Wharves” Fleet’s powerful lung-force – mixed with British psyche heat.. think Kaleidoscope or even Syd Barrett drug-damaged whimsy. There’s no other band doing this in the U.K. that we know of, a musically rich tapestry woven from strands outside current trends.”
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.
The band released their debut EP Never Gonna Happen through Reckless Yes in April 2019, available on digital and CD (now sold out).
Famously Thurston Moore’s favourite band Boston’s Turkish Delight are a lost ‘90s classic indie band and their two albums – 1996’s Tommy Bell and 1998’s Howcha Magowcha, its unreleased follow up – are both astonishing and long overdue a reissue.
Described as the missing link between Belly and Sonic Youth CMJ said that they bring, ‘neurotic bizarritude to new heights” and the reissue of their two albums will surely bring their art rock sound to a new generation of listeners.
Tommy Bell and Howcha Magowcha were reissued in November 2019. You can find Turkish Delight’s music via iheartnoise on Bandcamp where both albums are available for download or on limited edition double CD.
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