Classic line-up with two guitars, bass and drums, sometimes keyboard, harmony vocals and a relaxed sound somewhere between The Beach Boys and Vampire Weekend. If you listen to Rikas’ songs such as “Tortellini Tuesday“ or “We Had A Date“ you would certainly guess it’s an American student combo. But the four young musicians are from Stuttgart. They are pretty experienced having toured Europe as street musicians in the past years. With their laid-back rhythms they’ve brought people to dance from everywhere the sun shines. Now Sam Baisch, Chris Ronge, Sascha Scherer and Ferdinand Hübner want to bring the cheerfulness of their songs into the urban clubs. Rikas carries the summer to the cities. “Swabian Samba“ (Fanny Pack Party) is the title of their suiting EP, coming in April.