Riskee And The Ridicule have just finished a highly successful tour with The King Blues, playing at 11 venues around the country from Newcastle and Liverpool to Gloucester and Brighton. If you were there, thank you so much for your support and if not, there still time to see the band at on one of their other gigs in 2017.
Riskee And The Ridicule played a number of tracks from their latest album “Blame Culture” which was made possible by pledges from fans to the Riskee And The Ridicule Kickstarter campaign raising £5,000 to fund the recording of the album. The band are pleased to say that you can get it now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer and Bandcamp. To give you an idea of the sound on the new album Riskee And The Ridicule gave you a sneak preview in the shape of our Hipster, PARTY and Banger videos, which can all be found on the album.
It has already received critical acclaim with Dan Stoten from The Punk Archive reviewing the album:
“I seriously think that this is a special piece of music, a special piece of art that the world needs right now. Some of the highlights here aren’t just album highlights: they’re genre highlights, decade highlights. I’m so proud of this band for producing what can only be called a masterpiece.“
We released their debut album, Dawn Of The Dog, in 2014 to critical acclaim and it propelled them to tour the UK and Europe multiple times, including momentous sets at Indigo in the iconic O2 Arena and The 100 Club in London as well as supporting The King Blues on their return tour in 2016.
The social and political climates have changed even more drastically since the release of Dawn Of The Dog and Riskee and The Ridicule are acutely aware of it. The new album titled Blame Culture is here and it’s one that promises honesty, energy and thought-provoking material that we all need today, as the band elaborates on:
“Not being scared to say what you think is vital and if there was ever time that music needed to say something, it’s now. With so much music around that says nothing, someone should be leading the opposing charge. The new album follows a story and brings a point across that anyone living through the political turmoil we are facing at the moment will understand.”
However, that’s not to say the album is pure politics, the Kent quartet has managed to create a record full of fun and hooks with choruses that will have their ever-growing and raucous crowds screaming the words back at them.