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Title: Rizzle Kicks Interview

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Indie Hop is how they describe their music. Would you agree? Find out their influences, why they write the music they do and how famous they are aiming to become!

Find out how Rizzle Kicks were involved in our portrait design competition (now closed) by going to our portrait competition page

Below is an article written by BBC Blast Reporters Kate and Linda finding out a little more about Rizzle Kicks...

Hailing from Brighton and attending the legendary Brit School, Rizzle Kicks comprise vocalist/MC's Sylvester and Rizzle. Describing their sound as 'indie-hop', they eclectically draw from a massive range of artists - from Pete Doherty and Beck, to Dizzee Rascal and P Money. Where other artists have failed to successfully blend such a mash-up of genres, Rizzle Kicks make it sound effortless. It is not contrived; in fact I think that the music they produce is an exact representation of both the boys as people. They are both 17, fresh faced, oozing both talent and charm. They talk a lot! They have a lot to say. Behind the banter and larking about I think they are sharp, funny, intelligent, and have a keen eye on what they hope to achieve.

There is a buzz about Rizzle Kicks. Their music is unique - part grime part hip-hop, blended with rock and indie. They are undeniably British, providing a witty and honest insight into life, love, the music industry and growing up.

Some of the images on your website make it look like a cutting edge fashion magazine!

Rizzle: We love that! Thanks. We both designed it.

What's the bands favourite colour?

Dark colours that are deep and mysterious.

Who took the photos for you?

Rizzle: I actually shot a lot them myself. I love using Polaroid and retro images in black and white or muted colours. We also made our last album cover ourselves! We got loads of chalk and drew on a wall outside.

Nice hat Sylvester...

Sylvester: Thanks, it's Rizzle's actually. He has amazing fashion sense. Rizzle: My mum worked in the fashion industry, I have grasped some of that I guess. We both like colour but it has to be used sensitively. I'd say our look tends to be quite preppy, with a street edge.

Why did you bring football to the studio?

Sylvester: We both love football! I'm in a football team myself, we wear a blue and white stripe for our kit, it's really nice and eye catching.

What advice would you give anyone wanting to enter the competition?

Sylvester: Try to think outside the box. "Do it yourself" is our motto!.

For more information on the competition, visit our competition page

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