Rizzle Kicks - V Festival Hylands Park 2012 review
'Reliable festival party-starters'
Chris Eustace - 18 August 2012
The Rizzle Kicks boys have become reliable festival
party-starters over the past year, and they excel once again, getting a sun-drenched V to forget about topping up their tans
and get to the front to jump about instead.
'Stop With The Chatter' and 'When I Was A Youngster' are effervescent statements of intent, but in the hazy August sunshine, it's the mellow, laid-back 'Traveller's Chant' that really makes an impression here, with the crowd swaying from side to side and punting beach balls around to create quite a spectacle.
Jordan and Harley are fast becoming old hands at keeping a festival audience's attention once they have it - throwing in ska-infused versions of the James Bond theme and 'Seven Nation Army' to keep things bouncing, before deploying their ultimate secret weapon, as Ed Sheeran jumps onstage for his part in the newly-remixed 'Dreamers'.
Getting a little bit of extra star power in never did anyone any harm, but with their own both-feet-on-the-monitors moves during 'Mama Do The Hump' ("There was never meant to be a dance" protests Jordan, a little too much) and a high-octane finale in 'Down With The Trumpets', they have more than enough to impress anyway. Then again, everyone wants to be with their mates at festivals, and with friends like Rizzle Kicks appear to have, it can hardly hurt to bring them out with them.
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