credit: Lisa Nguyen


In a heartbeat Rikas turn an evening without a plan, a movie without a plot, into something unforgettable. They all sing, preferably involving anthemic backing vocals. Starting out from their hometown Stuttgart there they have already earned themselves an ever growing fanbase around Europe. Singles like “Overthinking” or “I Always Think Of You (When I Listen To This Song)” gathered millions of streams , Rikas became a live phenomenon in Germany and word of mouth started spreading across the borders. Performing over 300 shows including festivals such as Fusion Festival or MS Dockville in Hamburg and supporting artists like Milky Chance, Alt J or Alice Phoebe Lou around Europe they quickly gathered themselves a reputation. After releasing their debut album “Showtime” in late 2019 and a postponed tour Rikas found themselves in a writer’s block. With their single “Overthinking” in late 2020 and the following EP "Short Stories" they overcame that phase. In the year since the band have once again been at work, recording another new EP, Goodbye Sunshine, due out later this year. The band’s new EP also sees them collaborating with producer Jonathan Rado of Foxygen.

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Events featuring Rikas

Mar 13, 2023
11:00pm — 11:40pm
Presented by
Initiative Musik
Mar 19, 2023
12:00am — 12:40am
Stuttgart, GERMANY
Indie Pop
Professional Connections
Rikas is seeking the following:
  • Label
  • Brand Partnership
  • Distribution - US
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Booking Agent - UK/Europe
  • Booking Agent - Worldwide
  • PR/Publicity Agency
  • Sync/Music Supervisors