Riscas release debut EP ‘Calypso’

EP Review Review
7.8

ICM Rating

After a very long period of gigs and festivals but no music, Riscas finally get round to releasing their debut EP ‘Calypso’ with a brand new single.

Following on from previous singles and set staples ‘Panic Like Tom’, ‘Talk Your Mind’ and ‘Right Kinda Day’, the new single ‘Dance’ captures a summery essence in its spritely guitar work and playful beats.

It marks a change of tack for the band as they eschew their signature anthemic choruses for buoyant riffs as vocalist and guitarist George Maycock airs what’s on his mind.

‘Complex’ is a prime example of showing what these talented boys are capable of. The anthemic, jaw-dropping chorus and buoyant riffs emit vocalist George Maycock’s voice a country mile. Whereas ‘Hide Away’ builds upon their stomping rhythms. ‘Dance’ and the EP’s title track show a self-aware earnestness, growing emotional maturity and sonic dexterity for the young band.

“We’re so excited to have this finally out there,” share the band of the EP. “It’s been a struggle not having any new music to show, yet our fans have stuck with us regardless and we couldn’t be more grateful. The reaction to the new songs in a live setting has been incredible so far, it blows our minds – we can’t wait for the tour.”

Having gathered a reputation for their energetic live sets and passionate fanbase, Calypso delivers the killer tunes that their audience is hungry for. Since gaining national attention from Sofar Sounds, BBC Introducing and Radio 1 Abbie McCarthy’s Good Karma Club nights, Riscas are only going to up.

In support of the release, October sees Riscas return to what they do best with a tour of some of the best independent venues in the country for new music. Tickets available here.

Remaining tour dates:
16 – Sheffield, Café Totem
17 – Bristol, Hy-Brasil
18 – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
19 – Leeds, Hyde Park BC
24 – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge

Good

  • Anthemic choruses
  • Buoyant riffs

Bad

  • Need to be more experimental

Summary

'Complex' is a prime example of showing what these talented boys are capable of. The anthemic, jaw-dropping chorus and buoyant riffs emit vocalist George Maycock's voice a country mile. Whereas 'Hide Away' builds upon their stomping rhythms. 'Dance' and the EP’s title track show a self-aware earnestness, growing emotional maturity and sonic dexterity for the young band.
7.8

ICM Rating