Riskee and The Ridicule

Musician — Kent

Name? Where you from?
I’m Scott from Riskee and The Ridicule. We’re from Kent in the South-East of England.

What do you do?
I’m the vocalist and lyricist in the band alongside Jimbo (Guitars/Vocals), Jordan (Guitars/Vocals), Matt (Drums), Dave and Joe (Bass).

Describe your style in three words.
Grime. Punk. Aggro.

Best gig you’ve been?
Late Of The Pier at Reading Festival...I forget which year, though. A friend of mine dragged me to their set. I’d never heard of them at the time, but they came out and blew everyone’s minds. Totally unexpected.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
I think we’d have fit well with Rage Against the Machine. There’s a shared ferocity there and certainly motives too. I would have loved to have been on a bill with The Clash. The ‘Rock Against Racism’ show looked unbelievable.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
I’d say Ska for the style, Punk for the ethos and attitude and Grime for the self-belief.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Nye Bevan. I’d like to say thanks for establishing the NHS and everything he did for the working classes.

Of all the venues you’ve been to, which is your favourite?
The 100 Club on Oxford Street in London. You can literally feel the history of that place, it’s like there’s ghosts in the walls.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
I think the producers of the records we love are the unsung heroes. Oz Craggs at Hidden Talent Studios (Gallows, Rolo Tomasi, Mallory Knox, Feed The Rhino) is our champion. There’s parts of our albums that wouldn’t be what they are now without his input and skills. People like Oz don’t get anywhere near the props they truly deserve.


Kent "grime-Punk" band, Riskee and The Ridicule released their explosive album 'Body Bag Your Scene' at the end of June via Bomber Music, drawing comparisons to the like of The Clash and The Smiths alongside other more contemporary grime scene influences.

The band will play Rebellion Festival, in Blackpool at the beginning of August (2019).

Find out more at www.riskeeandtheridicule.com and find out more about Rebellion Festival at www.rebellionfestivals.com

The first track you played on repeat?
DJ Luck & MC Neat - 'With A Little Bit Of Luck'.
This was the launch of garage into the mainstream. I heard the track and it hooked me instantly. That drop still holds up today.

A song that defines the teenage you?
Linkin Park - 'Crawling'.

One record you would keep forever?
Wu-Tang Clan - 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
From the song 'Sugar' by System Of A Down:
“Every time I try to go where I really want to be, it's already where I am, 'cause I'm already there”.

A song you wished you had written?
To give a completely honest answer, I don’t wish I’d written anyone else’s song. I think that they were there, feeling what they felt at that perfect time. I wouldn’t want to change that or impose myself upon it...Okay, 'Wonderwall'.

Best song to turn up loud?
Random Hand - 'Anthropology'.
We heard it live at Mighty Sounds in Czech Republic and every time I hear those sirens, it takes me right back. Incredible band.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
Camelphat - 'Breathe'.
Killer track!

The song to get you straight on the dance floor?
I’m not much of a dancer, but under the right circumstances either The Streets - 'Don’t Mug Yourself' or Lethal Bizzle’s 'POW' will have me right up there.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
The Transplants - 'DJ DJ'
For a feel good sing-song. No sad vibes, please.

Any new bands you are into at the moment?
Scarlxrd’s 'HELL IS XN EARTH' is an absolute monster of a song. Whilst they’re not so new, Idles are absolutely killing it and so inspiring. People should check out Dead Neck, Pizzatramp and The Blue Carpet Band too.

Name? Where you from?
I’m Scott from Riskee and The Ridicule. We’re from Kent in the South-East of England.

What do you do?
I’m the vocalist and lyricist in the band alongside Jimbo (Guitars/Vocals), Jordan (Guitars/Vocals), Matt (Drums), Dave and Joe (Bass).

Describe your style in three words.
Grime. Punk. Aggro.

Best gig you’ve been?
Late Of The Pier at Reading Festival...I forget which year, though. A friend of mine dragged me to their set. I’d never heard of them at the time, but they came out and blew everyone’s minds. Totally unexpected.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
I think we’d have fit well with Rage Against the Machine. There’s a shared ferocity there and certainly motives too. I would have loved to have been on a bill with The Clash. The ‘Rock Against Racism’ show looked unbelievable.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
I’d say Ska for the style, Punk for the ethos and attitude and Grime for the self-belief.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Nye Bevan. I’d like to say thanks for establishing the NHS and everything he did for the working classes.

Of all the venues you’ve been to, which is your favourite?
The 100 Club on Oxford Street in London. You can literally feel the history of that place, it’s like there’s ghosts in the walls.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
I think the producers of the records we love are the unsung heroes. Oz Craggs at Hidden Talent Studios (Gallows, Rolo Tomasi, Mallory Knox, Feed The Rhino) is our champion. There’s parts of our albums that wouldn’t be what they are now without his input and skills. People like Oz don’t get anywhere near the props they truly deserve.


Kent "grime-Punk" band, Riskee and The Ridicule released their explosive album 'Body Bag Your Scene' at the end of June via Bomber Music, drawing comparisons to the like of The Clash and The Smiths alongside other more contemporary grime scene influences.

The band will play Rebellion Festival, in Blackpool at the beginning of August (2019).

Find out more at www.riskeeandtheridicule.com and find out more about Rebellion Festival at www.rebellionfestivals.com

The first track you played on repeat?
DJ Luck & MC Neat - 'With A Little Bit Of Luck'.
This was the launch of garage into the mainstream. I heard the track and it hooked me instantly. That drop still holds up today.

A song that defines the teenage you?
Linkin Park - 'Crawling'.

One record you would keep forever?
Wu-Tang Clan - 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
From the song 'Sugar' by System Of A Down:
“Every time I try to go where I really want to be, it's already where I am, 'cause I'm already there”.

A song you wished you had written?
To give a completely honest answer, I don’t wish I’d written anyone else’s song. I think that they were there, feeling what they felt at that perfect time. I wouldn’t want to change that or impose myself upon it...Okay, 'Wonderwall'.

Best song to turn up loud?
Random Hand - 'Anthropology'.
We heard it live at Mighty Sounds in Czech Republic and every time I hear those sirens, it takes me right back. Incredible band.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
Camelphat - 'Breathe'.
Killer track!

The song to get you straight on the dance floor?
I’m not much of a dancer, but under the right circumstances either The Streets - 'Don’t Mug Yourself' or Lethal Bizzle’s 'POW' will have me right up there.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
The Transplants - 'DJ DJ'
For a feel good sing-song. No sad vibes, please.

Any new bands you are into at the moment?
Scarlxrd’s 'HELL IS XN EARTH' is an absolute monster of a song. Whilst they’re not so new, Idles are absolutely killing it and so inspiring. People should check out Dead Neck, Pizzatramp and The Blue Carpet Band too.

Riskee & The Ridicule - In The Dark We Dwell (Official Video)

Riskee & The Ridicule - album trailer

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