All the best things grow with time. Riskee and the Ridicule started as a two piece by Scott Picking and Jimbo Aglony before expanding to become the full band they are today. They fuse acoustic guitars with energy and aggression, a powerful rhyme section, vocal harmonies and raw and relevant lead vocals. The end result is a gritty, infectious and fierce sound.
Riskee and the Ridicule have several releases to date. They released their E.P The Success Pill in May 2012. Recorded at Emeline studios The Success Pill contains four big tracks that showcase the bands energy and individuality. The songs detail everyday life in a refreshingly relatable way. Followed by a live E.P Riskee and the Ridicule’s latest release is King of the Dole. Another everyday tale that will capture body and your brain, this was released as a free download to celebrate the survival of Ashford’s Platform 5. These tracks have reached radio stations across Kent and beyond, with Riskee and the Ridicule being played on stations such as the BBC’s introducing show in Kent. Alongside The King of the Dole, The Success Pill is also available for free. Links are below.
On the back of their music Riskee and the Ridicule have played many gigs for a variety of bands and venues. As well as playing venues across Kent the band have played shows at The 1o0 Club and at the Indigo2 inside the O2 Arena. During their time as a band Riskee and the Ridicule have supported bands such as The Skints, Victims of Circumstance and Imperial Leisure. Like an illegal firework display, Riskee and the Ridicule’s are always far more explosive than you anticipate. The band have many live favourites such as Pool Water which always generate a reaction. Moshing and high energy are standards for their shows, and much like a talking dog it’s something you have to witness.
The band have a new video and new recordings planned, Riskee and the Ridicule are definitely one to watch for the future! Find download links below for the Success Pill E.P and King of the Dole.