Dear bands everywhere – this is how it’s done!
The Riptide Movement are a band familiar to us all and well they should be. Along with a limited number of names (not starting any wars here), TRM are the epitome of hard work, performance and energy. They are a credit to the Irish music scene and spend every second they can promoting their band, making themselves sharper, song writing, rehearing, exploring new avenues of self-promotion, making videos and constantly pushing themselves higher and higher up the chain. When they do a tour, it’s not two shows, its thirty. If they don’t have a gig – they busk. When they’re not busking they’re working behind the scenes – constantly and that work is now paying off.
The band are currently in India representing Ireland at the Rendezvous festival in New Delhi, which they’re capturing for Hot Press as their 2012 ‘Most Unusual Gig of the Year’ spot. When they get back, they start the task of promoting new single, ‘Without You’ from their second album, Keep On Keepin’ On that came out earlier this year. The promotion tour will take them around Ireland (including headlining shows at The Olympia, Roisin Dubh, The Forum and Dolan’s Warehouse) before they jet off to Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Prague, Vienna and Amsterdam. Irish dates can be found below and you can expect to see a review of their new single…..very soon.
Oct. 27th – The Slate, Cork.
Nov. 2nd – The Roisin Dubh, Galway
Nov. 10th – The Olympia, Dublin *Almost Sold-Out
Nov. 17th – The Forum, Waterford
Nov. 24th – Dolans Warehouse, Limerick
Nov. 30th – The Palace, Navan
Congrats to the Riptide and please – Keep on setting the bar for others. If all bands worked as hard as you, there’d be a lot less X-Factor in the world.