Riskee And The Ridicule are very pleased to announce the “Blame Culture’ European tour this July 2018. They will be traveling to Germany and the Chez Rep throughout the month and attending Mighty Sounds 2018 Festival. You can listen to Blame Culture now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer and Bandcamp alongside their most recent EP titled “They Need Us To Believe“.
Last year Riskee And The Ridicule enjoyed a highly successful tour with The King Blues, and in January 2018 they supported Frank Turner’s band Möngöl Hörde. 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 this year.
Riskee And The Ridicule played a number of tracks from their album “Blame Culture” which was made possible by pledges from fans to the Riskee And The Ridicule Kickstarter campaign raising enough funds to record the album. Blame Culture 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.“
Riskee And The Ridicule released their debut album, Dawn Of The Dog, in 2014 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 and again in 2017.
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 five piece 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.