Artwork & Illustration by Brian Blomerth



Official Release Date – Friday 10th April 2020


For fans of: Tame Impala, Yak, Black Angels, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Temples

The Milk’s Gone Bad is The Reck’s first new release since their 2018 debut album The Beast From The Sea. It is the first of 3 singles due for release in 2020 and will coincide with a 7 date UK tour to promote the single.


About the song

The Milk’s Gone Bad was most probably influenced subconsciously by the surroundings of which it was created. Written by Guitarist/singer Richey Powers whilst sat in his kitchen playing guitar, watching a charm of finches bicker over food on the bird feeder, drinking black coffee because the milk in the fridge had gone off.



The Recks are a multi-genre, psychedelic, alt-indie five-piece from the Isle of Sark in the Channel Islands, whose unique songwriting style and frenetic live performances at festivals such as Board Masters, Isle of Wight Festival and Boomtown Fair quickly earned them a dedicated fan base across the U.K. and many positive reviews.

Their genre-bending repertoire includes gypsy jazz, folk, reggae, indie, hip-hop and rock and after releasing their debut album, ‘The Beast From The Sea’ in June 2018, they have been riding a wave of success, culminating in an appearance on the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude Festival; a raucous performance that earned them airtime on The Late Junction on BBC Radio 3, Bethan Elfyn on Radio Cymru and Huw Stephens show on BBC World Service. The Recks returned to the BBC a few months later to perform a rare acoustic show at BBC Music Introducing Live 2018 for Sentric Music Publishing.

As well as performing many local shows and festivals in the Channel Islands, 2019 saw The Recks embark on a successful ten show tour in the South of England, support alt-indie rock band ‘King Nun’ in their native Guernsey, play to a packed out Big Top Stage at Beautiful Days Festival and perform three unique shows in Sweden at the INES Showcase, ‘Live at Heart’ to full houses and rave reviews.

The end of 2019 was successfully rounded off by recording three live tracks for BBC Music Introducing at Maida Vale Studios and were broadcast on various BBC radio stations. New single ‘Porcupine’ was released on 1st November 2019.

Richey – Guitar, lead Vocals

Ash – Cornet, Melodica, lead Vocals

Greg – Guitar, Banjo, lead Vocals

Joe – Bass, Vocals

Moxie – Drums


Live Shows: POSTPONED 

05/04/2020 – Guernsey – Fermain Tav

10/04/2020 – London – Dublin Castle

11/04/2020 – Brighton – Rossie Bar

12/04/2020 – Weymouth – Belvedere Inn

15/04/2020 – Isle of Wight – Quay Arts Centre

16/04/2020 – Newquay – Whiskers

17/04/2020 – Exeter – The Bierkeller

18/04/2020 – Bristol – The Chelsea


Tom Girard – BBC Introducing

“The Recks combine the energy of The Stooges and Gogol Bordello with their own take on everything from folk and jazz to reggae and indie to create a uniquely psychedelic sound with enough stage presence thrown in regularly draw crowds of hundreds. Each member of the band brings something different that defies all expectations in creating something that has seen them become one of the Channel Islands top musical attractions”.

Drowned In Sound

“Musically there’s elements of The Men They Couldn’t Hang’s polemic folk with a touch of Syd Barrett’s eccentricity.”

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”!


Per Magnusson – Live At Heart

”Sark must be the epicenter of the earth. The point where all popular musical expressions collide and react with each other. How else do you explain The Reck’s powerful energy and genius”?


The Milk’s Gone Bad – ISRC – GBKPL2087509

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