When Kelsey Reckling was a teen stringing guitar melodies together in her Houston, Texas bedroom, the idea of putting out music felt like a faraway dream. It wasn’t ‘til she uprooted to Los Angeles that her fledgling songs came into fruition.
Influenced by a long-time obsession with punk, DIY, grunge, blues, and rock, and with the LA scene as a backdrop, her music began to take shape. In 2018 Reckling hit the ground running with her self-produced debut album, featuring nine hooky tracks full of unapologetic punk-rock licks that elicit the repeat-treatment.
This gave Reckling the confidence she needed to kick her stage-fright to the curb. She formed a high energy live band featuring LA alum rockers Max Kuehn (FIDLAR) on drums, Joey Mullen (Paramore/HalfNoise) on bass, and Erik Jimenez (Together Pangea) on guitar. With a raw output that is nothing short of chaotic good, the live shows took on a lifeforce of their own. In just a few short years the band was playing alongside Vivian Girls, T.S.O.L., Bleached, Bass Drum of Death, and more notable acts.
Kelsey continues to write songs that sway between the diaristic and abstraction, the raucous and melodic… all felt on her latest four-track EP ‘Human Nature.’ Without a doubt, Reckling’s music is here to disrupt the narrative.