The Recks are an alternative 5-piece band hailing from the tiny Isle of Sark.
After a slightly turbulent year in 2016 they’re back with a (slightly) revised line up, new songs and a bag full of energy and originality.
Formed from a motley collection of mismatches on an Island 1 mile x 2 miles long, the band set out to write contemporary multi-genre music with a roots-based foundation and quickly amassed a full set of lively, infectious songs that began to set crowds alight at packed out Festival tents. Positive reviews followed from MTV News, Q Magazine and Drowned in Sound, with the latter declaring them ‘‘the new kings of schizophrenic folk’’. A mini tour of UK venues, a headline slot with Communion Brighton & French & UK festival appearances followed with rave reviews. Debut single “Lovers In The Night’ was followed up by the 2016 track Low Life. Aparently the Album ‘The Beast From The Sea’ due out later in 2017.
Don’t miss ‘em live - they’re infectious!
MTV News - "Sunday saw acclaimed young folkies Jake Bugg and Alex Clare bring out the sun on the main stage, while Sark's local heroes The Recks packed out the Sobe Stage."
Drowned In Sound - "One hit wonder Alex Clare is up next. He plays the hit. We leave. Sark based ensemble The Recks fare much better, drawing one of the largest crowds of the weekend to the homely SoBe Stage. Musically there's elements of The Men They Couldn't Hang's polemic folk with a touch of Syd Barrett's eccentricity. Someone mentions Mumford & Sons. We politely ask them to wash their ears (and mouths) out. All hail the new kings of schizophrenic folk, if such a genre exists."
Q Magazine - "Having Noel Gallagher in such a small, intimate arena such as Jersey Live's will be something special, and I'm also personally delighted to see David Holmes and to have discovered The Recks, a really great new band from the tiny Island of Sark - population 500!"
The Guardian - The Recks aren’t bad at all….the singers throaty croon - a little bit Walkmen, a little bit Coral. Nice Boosh-esque animated video too.