Wheres Billy Win The Vote To Open For OPM

Wheres Billy have topped a poll of 33 bands to win the chance to open for OPM on their Kent tour date in March.  Wheres Bill fought of competition from a sea of other talented Kent acts and even beat Rhianna, Justin Bieber and Slayer to the top.

Wheres Billy finished on a total of 1037 votes, followed by After the Enclave on 780 votes and Stone Kings with 280 votes.  Wheres Billy join Riskee and the Ridicule and Third Place Victory in support of OPM, brought to Kent by Below The Radar Events and Promotions.  The event itself will be on the 27th of May at Canterbury’s Beer Cart Arms and will make up OPM’s only Kent date.

Scroll down for links to free music from the bands playing on OPM’s Kent date.

Find Wheres Billy on Facebook.

See event details here.

David Horn

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Free Download: Wheres Billy – Anxiety

Free Download: Riskee and the Ridicule – King of the Dole

Free Download: Third Place Victory – Against Me

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Vote For Opener At OPM Canterbury Tour Date

OPM, Heaven, Is, A, Halfpipe

The Californian band OPM had a massive hit with Heaven Is A Halfpipe from the 2000 album Menace to Sobriety.  They have been booked by Below the Radar Events and Promotions to play The Beer Cart Arms in Canterbury on the 27th May.  This will be the only Kent date of OPM’s European tour.

Support for OPM’s Kent tour date comes from Riskee and the Ridicule and Third Place Victory.  Below the Radar have made the final slot  available to the local band with the most votes.  Using the link below bands and fans are able to add bands and vote.  The winner and opener for OPM will be decided on the evening of the 1st of April.

Currently Wheres Billy lead the poll with 832 votes, followed closely After The Enclave with 749 votes and Stone Kings with 271 votes.  Ten days remain to enter and vote in this competition for what promises to be an exciting event.  Scroll down for free download links to Riskee and the Ridicule and Third Place Victory, and a reminder/re-minis of Heaven Is A Halfpipe.

Vote here.

See full OPM Canterbury date event details.

Below the Radar Events and Promotions on Facebook

David Horn

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Riskee and the Ridicule

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

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 DoleThe 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.

Riskee and the Ridicule

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.

Riskee and the Ridicule on Facebook

The Success Pill Download

King of the Dole Download

David Horn

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News: Platform 5 In Ashford Has One Last Chance Of Survival Or Closes Thursday

04/02/2013: Riskee and Ridicule – King of the Dole

Platform 5 in Ashford survived!  This is a major boost for the Ashford music scene.  Check them out for a great bar and big gigs across a range of genres.  To say thanks for the support, Riskee and the Ridicule have released a track for free!

Your’s to enjoy is King of the Dole.  This is an driven track seeped in energy that blurs the lines between genres.  A demanding riff starts the track and grabs your ears.  It drags your ears along as vocalist Scott Picking recounts a story of attending the job center and the thoughts it stirs up.  Fiery rapping delivers the tale with passion and leaves it sticking in your head.  All this is done with the aid of that riff alongside some strong drumming and genius vocal harmonies.  Riskee and the Ridicule make interesting and relevant music that demands your attention, and deserves it.

Riskee and the Ridicule

Download this track from the option on the Soundcloud player below or click here to see the track on Soundcloud.

Riskee and the Ridicule on Facebook

Platform 5 on Facebook

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Platform 5 In Ashford Has One Last Chance Of Survival Or Closes Thursday

Platform5

One of Ashford’s only music venues  faces closure on Thursday.  The venue has been a center piece in the Ashford’s music scene.  It has hosted events covering every genre of music from drum and bass to hardcore.  Bands such as Riskee and the Ridicule have benefited greatly from the venues support, as have many charities.  Platform 5 has been focal point for tours, including bands from America  and Europe.

Platform 5 is hosting a free entry event tomorrow to make the £2000 it needs to continue.  Blacken the Name and Riskee and the Ridicule will play from 8pm.  The event is an opportunity to show your appreciation for Platform 5 and help save it, and Ashford’s music scene.

See details here.

***Platform 5 survived***

David Horn

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 27/01/13

What an hour!  Lots of tracks, remixs and mixs from amazing Kent bands!  We hope you liked them as much we do!!  Check out these bands for more music and gig dates!  Thanks for listening!  Listen to Somojo radio now for the best independent music.

Track Listing:

Atlantica -There and Back Again / On Facebook

Avenge Thee + Naime – Song 2 / On Facebook

Melrose – No Thanks, I’m High On Life / On Facebook

Riskee and the Ridicule – Lightning / On Facebook

Empire Light – Too Old For Buses / On Facebook

The Doctorates – Sorry Love / On Facebook

BattleSka Galactica – All Aboard The Mary Celeste / On Facebook

The Objectors – There and Back / On Facebook

Skrillex Ft. Damien Marley – Meloki’s Trap Remix / On Facebook

7 Day Conspiracy – Enough to Make You Sick / On Facebook

7 Day Conspiracy – Another Song about War / On Facebook

Up For The Let Down – I Fear Sharks / On Facebook

Mr Beanie (Rebirth Records) – Do You Rock Mini Mix / On Facebook

Much love,

Banned Reviews