Bivouac has announced they will release their first new material in twenty years with a 7″ single out on new independent label Reckless Yes.
The band were alt rock favourites in the 1990’s with their British take on the Seattle sound.
They raced up the indie charts when they were signed to Elemental at their first gig but breaking up after the release of their second album on Geffen in 1995.
Following an offhand mention from comedian Stewart Lee in his newspaper column last Autumn the band decided to get back together for some reunion gigs this summer. They’ll play Gigantic in Manchester at the end of May and then a handful of dates around the UK in June.
Rehearsals for the gigs led to new material being written and the band announced yesterday they will release a ltd edition coloured 7″ single on new independent label Reckless Yes to coincide with their live dates.
Frontman Paul Yeadon said: “We’re excited to be working with Reckless Yes on the release of the single; an independent label run by people who are passionate about music and want to work with us in a way where we get to keep our integrity and creativity.”
Reckless Yes has been co-founded by Pete Darrington (bassist in Cable and The Hudson Super 6 as well as writer here at Louder Than War) and Sarah Lay (Louder Than War’s editor). They have been working together on the bi-monthly Six Impossible Things gigs (run in association with us and Radio Andra) as well as dates for touring bands. They’re now looking forward to collaborating with artists on vinyl releases.
Pete said: “Launching Reckless Yes as a record label is exhilarating and it’s an honour to be starting our catalogue with a band I admire.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Bivouac. They inspired me to be in a band and were not just an influence musically but also mentors. A brilliant band with songs to die for whose comeback material proves they’re still relevant today.”
Sarah said: “Bivouac has meant a lot to me and Pete, in different ways, over the years and so to work with them on the hometown show of their summer tour was a thrill in itself.
“It’s been a wonderful surprise to us to now be putting out their new material and becoming a record label feels like a very natural next step for Reckless Yes. We’re looking forward to this new way of championing the bands we love from our work at Louder Than War and on The Rumble for Radio Andra.”
- 28 May – The Gigantic Festival, Manchester Academy
- 29 May – Stuck on a Name Studios, Nottingham
- 16 June – Hairy Dog, Derby
- 17 June – The Firefly, Worcester
- 18 June – The Stag and Hounds, Bristol
- 16 July – Brudenell, Leeds (with And None of Them Knew They Were Robots)