Words by Ed King
Doors open for The Castle & Falcon’s music venue from 7pm (the front bar is open for normal trading hours) with tickets priced at £7 (adv) plus booking fee – as presented by Hey Honey and Sonic Gun. Minimum age of entry is 14 years old, with all under 16s needing adult accompaniment. For direct gig information, including venue details and links to online ticket sales, click here.
**At the time of writing, there were only a few tickets remaining for Riscas at The Castle & Falcon on Saturday 12th May. We predict a sell out, if indeed it hasn’t by the time we press ‘PUBLISH’. So you should get your ticket wriggle on if you want a place in this room**
Billed as their ‘biggest hometown show to date’, Riscas are back in Brum for another sell out gig after packing out venues across the UK. And why not? The endlessly bouncy punk-pop-indie-rock from this Birmingham four piece has been steadily grabbing the ears and attentions of audiences throughout the country, and dare say beyond.
A firm fixture on most crystal ball listicles, and being rubber stamped by BBC Introducing just over a year ago, Riscas have been surfing across the ‘ones to watch’ waters of the UK’s new music scene and working the live circuit like a Bob Dylan backing band. Seems to be paying off for them too.
Riscas’ debut single, ‘Panic Like Tom’, got ranked at No4 on the Spotify UK Viral Charts in March 2017, amassing a more than healthy 7 figure stream count in the year of its release. The band went on to be picked up by BBC Introducing and Radio 1 – being selected as the latter’s Intro Artist of the Week in March 2017 – before heading across the UK for sell out shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London.
Throw in a few festival slots, including Wytchwood and Live at Leeds, and that’s the story of how four spritely lads from The Midlands picked up some instruments and set out for stardom… another chapter before lights out? Rest your eyes then, on Saturday night I’ll tell you what happens when Riscas find themselves at The Castle & Falcon.
‘Talk Your Mind’ – Riscas
Riscas headline at The Castle & Falcon on Saturday 12th May, with support from Paris Youth Foundation, Candid and The Clause – as presented by Hey Honey and Sonic Gun. For direct gig information, including venue details and links to online ticket sales, visit www.castleandfalcon.com/event/riscas-paris-youth-foundation-candid-clause
For more on Riscas, visit www.riscasofficial.com
For more on Paris Youth Foundation, visit www.parisyouthfoundation.com
For more on Candid, visit www.facebook.com/candidcoventry
For more on The Clause, visit www.soundcloud.com/theclause
For more from Hey Honey, visit www.facebook.com/HeyHoneyUK
For more from Sonic Gun, including further event listings, visit www.facebook.com/sonicgunconcerts