We were en route to play our final show at the end of our German tour with Jaya The Cat. We were 3 hours away from the last destination (Münster) when our van decided to die on the Autobahn. We were sat waiting in the pissing rain for hours. The recovery turned up and took us to a garage. He informed us no one would be able to look at the van until Monday (it was Saturday). The garage guy offered to lend us the tiniest car in Germany, there was five of us 😂. He sorted us the best he could but we couldn't fit any of our equipment in. The lads in Jaya kindly offered us ALL of their gear. Guitars, pedals, leads, everything on the drum kit. EVERYTHING! Top fucking blokes basically.
The promoter said the latest he could push the show back to was 9pm. It was 6 and google maps said we were three hours away with no traffic. We piled into the car and Jordan floored it down the autobahn. We pulled up to the sold out show at 8:59pm. We were driving through the agitated crowd to get to the backstage door with them chanting and banging on the car roof.
Out the motor, straight on stage to Jaya's packed out room. The guys handed us their instruments, quick tune, I cleared my throat and Jimbo started playing "Hipster"...
1. (Half A) Hipster
4. In The Dark
7. Cut Your Teeth
8. Body Bag
(note: the recording is all one file and starts halfway through the first song, but we wanted you to have the raw recording to match the crazy story leading up to the show. Huge thanks to Jaya The Cat's engineer Lukas for the recording and helping us out.)
released July 3, 2020
Recorded by Lukas at Sputnikhalle, Münster
All music written and performed by Riskee & The Ridicule
Photography by Ben Maz
Artwork by Kitelines
Riskee and the Ridicule are:
SCOTT PICKING - Vocals
JIMBO AGLONY - Guitars/Vocals
JORDAN MANN - Guitars/Vocals
MATT VERRELL - Drums