Following their recent sold-out residency at The Islington, London, The Riptide Movement are back in the UK in May with a run of tour dates including The Sunflower Lounge on May 3rd. Their new single ‘You And I’ will be released on May 25th.
It’s been an incredible 2015 so far for the Dublin four-piece who represented national broadcaster RTE at Eurosonic in January and then secured nominations at The Meteor Choice Music Prize awards in Dublin – Ireland’s answer to The Mercury Music Prize – for Song of the Year for their Top 10 Irish smash ‘All Works Out’ (which was recently featured on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’) and Album of the Year for their number one, Irish gold-selling album ‘Getting Through’. Their performance on the night was one of the most-talked about highlights of the TV show that went out live across the nation.
There’s no doubt that music courses through the soul of Ireland, and the new single ‘You And I’ is an anthem to love dripping with rabble-rousing rock ‘n’ roll. With stomping rhythms and huge choruses, it’s no surprise they’ve progressed from feted sons of Ireland to musicians on the global stage.
The video was shot in New York at the end of 2014 while the band were also playing a run of US live dates where they were greeted as the Emerald Isle’s newest heroes.
Their critically acclaimed debut UK album, ‘Getting Through’ will be released on June 1st. Produced by Flogging Molly’s Ted Hutt (who has also worked with Dropkick Murphys and The Gaslight Anthem), the album is testimony to the unique sound the band have forged together during many hours spent together in rehearsal and on stage.
The Riptide Movement will be playing a number of dates across the UK in May:
Sat 2nd May – Live At Leeds – The Wardrobe
Sun 3rd May – Sunflower Lounge – Birmingham
Fri 15th May – The Great Escape – Music From Ireland Showcase – The Prince Albert
Sat 16th May – The Great Escape Festival- The Prince Albert
Thurs 21st May – Stereo- Glasgow
Fri 22nd May – Dot To Dot – Manchester
Sat 23rd May – Dot To Dot – Bristol
Sun 24th May – Dot To Dot – Nottingham
Thurs 28th May – The Lexington – London
The Riptide Movement are: Mal Tuohy (vocals and guitar), JP Dalton (guitar), Gerry McGarry (bass & harmonica) and Gar Byrne (drums & piano).