We’ve worked with a number of bands and artists in the time we’ve been running and as well as our current roster here you can find out about those we’ve worked with in the past.
Returning after a two decade hiatus we first worked with alt-rock legends Bivouac to put on their hometown comeback gig in Derby.
They then became the first release on Reckless Yes Records with their double-A single Sweet Heart Deal / Deep Blue Sea Surround.
Out on pale green opaque vinyl the single was limited to 250 copies each in an origami wrap sleeve, and is now sold out.
Forming in 2016 Derby-based four-piece Dactylion played their first gig together in January 2017 and have since played at Six Impossible Things and supported Nervous Twitch and Mega Emotion.
They describe themselves as having ‘too many pedals and not enough happy memories’ but what they do have are spellbinding intricate guitar soundscapes that back the beautifully crafted harmonies to create a resonating shoegaze sound.
Their debut EP Come Inside was released in September 2017, with physical copies selling out in a day, and gathering praise from Hidden Herd, Louder Than War, Amazing Radio, and Radio X among others.
This was followed by a double-a single, Stutter / Howl, released as the band called it a day.
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.
Favourites of Blur guitarist and DIY supremo Graham Coxon, to whose
Transcopic label they were once signed, the band has previously toured
with British Sea Power and their second album saw Stephen Street take on production duties.
A former NME Single of the Week they were described as making, “pop music that douses itself in gasoline and plays with matches, always on the verge of some kinetically-satisfying explosion or self-destruction” while Mark Radcliffe enthused they were, “the new millennium Kinks on speed!”
Bringing this fine heritage to Reckless Yes Mower are making a welcome return after 12 years away, with single Under The Iron Thumb, out 21 July 2017. Time has only sharpened the three-piece’s knack for a catchy pop hook and rumbling rock riff, the rawness of their early lo-fi work melding with the melodic tilt of their latter on their new material.
Panji and The Buffalo
Solo project from former You Slut! drummer Daz Cook, Panji and The Buffalo brings together math and music in melodious fashion.
Every single instrument on the forthcoming EP has played by Daz and in doing so he’s created a math rock landscape that’s the sonic equivalent of an MC Escher drawing – every time you listen to it, new patterns and rhythms emerge that take you off in a different direction and then cleverly lead you back to where you started.
A digital and limited CD edition of EP Rare Moves was released in August 2017 and is available through Bandcamp and select independent record shops.
Peace Tape is a collection of experimental, abstract pieces of music.
The pieces vary from melodic ambience to bursts of manipulated noise, each one offering an immersive experience of different emotions through detailed free-form soundscapes.
The project shares as much with modern art as it does music and is an emerging and ongoing collection, unconstrained by traditional formats or expectations to be focused purely on the sound. Redefining the relationship to the listener and challenging the way we experience sound alongside our other senses this is a boundary pushing project.
First collection Abstract Works was released as a co-production with Last Night From Glasgow’s Komponist imprint in November 2019.
You can find Peace Tape on instagram.
Derby four-piece garage rock band Pet Crow appeared almost from no-where onto the local scene in March 2016. They played their first gig with label-mates Unqualified Nurse Band that month and quickly followed with a self-released EP, Pet Soundz.
Hearing the potential Reckless Yes signed them shortly afterwards and as the band gathered a great live reputation supporting the likes of Menace Beach and The Lovely Eggs as well as playing for Fan Club at Hockley Hustle, the debut album started to take form.
A Simple Guide to Small and Medium Pond Life, was released through Reckless Yes in February 2017 alongside a UK tour. Praise for the album came from The National Student, Upset, Louder Than War, Bearded Magazine, Circuit Sweet and tracks had airplay on Amazing Radio and Radio X among others.
Unqualified Nurse Band
We released the debut album from Derby death surf trio Unqualified Nurse Band on vinyl in October 2016. Available on red vinyl you can buy Debasement Tapes here.
Following a sell out debut EP the long player release has gathered them acclaim from Team Rock, Louder Than War magazine, God is in the TV, Words and Guitars, Hidden Herd, The National Student, and airplay on 6Music. Live they are a formidable proposition blazing through intricate noise at breakneck speed and since the release of the album have gone on to release a 7″ single through Too Pure Singles Club.
Their second album Trashland was released in October 2018 on limited vinyl (as a co-pro between us and the band’s own label Medicine Music), digitally and on CD and the band supported Lightyear on their UK tour as well as getting praise from Loud and Quiet, Louder Than War and others.
You Want Fox
Forming in 2015 from the ashes of punk band The Smears Nottingham duo You Want Fox take their lead technically from the likes of Royal Blood while making garage pop that full of wit and killer hooks.
Self-released debut album ‘You Can’t Sit With Us’ gathered praise and their first year has seen them grace the stage at Rock City, play Dot To Dot, and support slots with Misty Miller and Riding the Low.
We released digital single Liar Liar in March 2017 and praise was given by Hidden Herd, Louder Than War, Neon Filler, Grrrls With Guitars, Even The Stars, Left Lion, LOUD WOMEN and radio play on Radio X, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, and Punky Radio among others.