Derby nu-gaze band Dactylion has announced they will release their debut EP on 1 September, digitally through independent label Reckless Yes.
Tipped as one of our ones to watch this year the band formed in 2016 and played their first gig together at Radar Love in January. They have since played Six Impossible Things for Reckless Yes, announcing they were signing to the label shortly afterwards.
Reckless Yes co-founder Pete Darrington said, “I’m especially looking forward to working with Dactylion. We got thirty seconds into the demo version of the only song they’d recorded so far and I totally fell in love with their music – the intricate guitar soundscapes that back the beautifully crafted harmonies of lead vocalist Hannah had me spellbound right from the off.
“But they’re not just brilliant musicians and songwriters – I was bowled over by their work ethic and how motivated they are. They have all the qualities that excite me in a new band – drive, vision and talent.”
The band made the announcement by releasing lead track So Easy via their Bandcamp page. This is the final version of the track they released as a demo earlier in 2016 and which pricked the ears of those on the local scene. Their sound falls somewhere between Mazzy Star and Cherry Glazerr and plays with the resurgence of shoegaze giving it a drone rock twist.
The band are part of a handful from Derby who have been signed to the local label alongside Pet Crow and Unqualified Nurse Band, both of who have gone on to release singles through Too Pure Singles Club. Also on the roster are Grawl!x, Riding The Low and Panji and The Buffalo who will release an EP on 11 August, plus a number of out-of-area bands.
Recorded at Dubrek with Jay Dean Come Inside will be available through all the usual digital platforms from 1 September 2017, via Reckless Yes. Live dates to coincide with the release are expected to be released soon.