In June 2020, Riscas signed to top independent label LAB Records. Their debut single, ‘Next Love’, saw Riscas fuse R&B with their signature indie-pop sound, featuring on the likes of ‘New Music Friday UK’ and ‘The Indie List’. Riscas wasted no time in hitting back with another lively, upbeat tropical track following their success, with the new single ‘Can You Dance’.
The group originally composed of four Birmingham lads, only starting out in 2016. Now a duo, they have amassed a large following and toured with the likes of Pale Waves and High Tyde, with their hit song ‘Panic Like Tom’ has amassing over six million plays on Spotify and rising.
This single is in a slightly new direction for the duo, however never leaving behind their signature indie-pop sonic that we all know and love. Even with the success of their music, the group continues to grow and push the boundaries of what they can achieve with their versatility and creativity.
Their work is notably similar to the likes of Vampire Weekend, known for their fast-paced dance tracks and Pale wave indie-pop vibes. The rising duo treat us to an underlying funk beat with a simple premise; get people up to dance. The arrangement of this new single consists of guitar, bass, drums, and a retro synth melody; their great use of effects really emphasises their unique style, particularly the phaser across the guitar track, accompanied by the drums and underlying bass that keeps the flow constantly moving.
Even with the events of this year and the last, this song is a kick against the wrought of it all, Riscas tell us to leave the hard work behind, and enjoy the festivities to come, with uplifting lyrics that encourage you to show off your moves. The group are not to be changed by these harder times, and continue to write spritely indie-pop fusions for the world to enjoy and revel in the exciting times to come.
This new single will surely get the crowd dancing in their live shows. You can listen to the official audio of ‘Can You Dance’ by the Riscas below!
Words: Olly Stubbs