With little over two weeks to go to their almost sold out show at Dublin’s Olympia, The Riptide Movement have release an official video for their new single ‘Without You’. The song comes from their second album, ‘Keep On Keepin’ ON‘ which was hailed by critics as one of the best albums of 2012. Tickets There has been enjoying the track for several months now and it’s still the perfect relaxing tune for mornings. So, don’t be shy – click play and enjoy some homegrown talent.
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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.
With their highly acclaimed sophomore album, ‘Keep On, Keepin’ On’ notching up 6 weeks on the Irish albums chart (to date, stand by for tomorrow) and a heavy summer of touring ahead of them; it seems there is no stopping The Riptide Movement!
For several years, the RTM have played every stage this country has to offer including ridiculously regular busking appearances and non-stop festival touring. After all those years of hard work, the Riptide can notch themselves up on the Irish scene as they confirm their largest headlining appearance to date at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on November 10th. Tickets are on sale now prices €16.85 – €19.50 & booking fees.
In case you’re not in Dublin, not around or whatever else, you can also catch them at any of the following dates. Keep on Checkin’ Tickets There for an album review soon (we finally got of our hol*s and picked up a copy – Ed.)
Friday June 15 Shortts Bar Waterford, Saturday June 16 Mc Hughs Drogheda, Thursday June 21 The Roisin Dubh (Hot Press Freezer Sessions) Galway, Saturday June 23 Westport Festival Mayo, Sunday June 24 FortStock Festival Monaghan, Friday June 29 Sea Sessions Donegal, Sunday July 01 Sea Sessions Donegal, Thursday July 05 Empire Music Hall Belfast, United Kingdom Tickets Sunday July 15 Donegal Festival Donegal, Saturday July 21 Bray Festival Bray, Friday July 27 Knockanstockan Festival Wicklow, Saturday Aug 04 On Teeling Sligo, Saturday Aug 25 Tall Ships Festival Dublin, Saturday Sep 01 Electric Picnic Stradbally, Saturday Nov 1o The Olympia Theatre, Dublin.
One of Tickets There’s favourite Irish bands, The Riptide Movement have confirmed their second album, ‘Keep on keppin’ on’ is finally finished and will be released …(drum roll please) – April 20th 2012!! A post from the band confirmed every thing’s ready to go, but it wasn’t easy or fast to get them to this stage.
“They say good things come to those who wait…. its only taken us 2 years, €40,000, 1 Orchestra, 4 studios, a clatter of musicians and a crazy dude on a didgeridoo..but like a fine pint of Guinness this beast is ready to be enjoyed. Our 2nd album Keep on, Keepin on’ is due for release Fri April 20th. Are you ready? Thank you all for your support, big, big love. T.R.M”
The bands début, ‘What About the Tip Jars?‘ was released in 2009 and this follow up has been highly anticipated, a lot of that thanks to their tireless touring, hit single – ‘Hot Tramp‘ an of course that good ol Cajun sound. Bring on 2012!
Look what happens, we go quiet for a few months and ye stick The Stunning and The Aftermath on a festival bill together to entice us back! It worked J
The Green Village Music and Arts festival takes place this weekend (Saturday, September 24th ) in Co. Westmeath and promises to be a terrific, recession busting priced event. Major acts on the bill include The Stunning, Ryan Sheridan, The Aftermath, Bipolar Empire and The Riptide Movement (full acts, stage times..etc can be viewed here – http://greenvillage.ie/festival/brochure.pdf)
There’ll also be fun, food, talks, DJ’s – the whole nine yards. Tickets are only €35 per person with cheaper tickets available for OAP’s and Students. Children under 12 go free and camping is also free with the ticket price. Make sure you check this out because quite honestly, this is an event that’ll be hard to miss.
If you read this site when any regularity you’ll no doubt have figured out that we like The Riptide Movement. We like them so much we also think everyone else in the world should like them and this summer the band are continuing their quest to tour 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which should make a dent on humanity and see a few new fans in their pocket. As well as prestigious support slots with Bon Jovi and Bob Dylan, the band have dates lined up in Ireland, England and Belgorod with slots as this years Electric Picnic, Oxegen and Independence Festivals for good measure.
Be sure to catch the lads over the next few months as they embark on one of the longest touring schedules you’re likely to see this side of U2.
The Riptide Movement: On Tour 2011
June 29 – RDS (Dublin, Ireland)
June 30 – The Ivy House (Drumcondra, Ireland)
July 01 – Phantom’s First Friday (The Academy: Dublin, Ireland)
July 08 – OXEGEN FESTIVAL (KIldare, Ireland)
JUly 09 – The Courtyard Hotel (Leixlip, Ireland)
July 19 – The Good Ship (London, United Kingdom)
July 20 – Dublin Castle (Camden: London, United Kingdom)
July 22 – Windmill (Brixton: London, United Kingdom)
July 23 – Mau Mau Bar (London, United Kingdom)
July 23 – Ben & Jerrys Festival (London, United Kingdom)
July 24 – Ben & Jerrys Festival (Manchester, United Kingdom)
July 29 – IndiePendence Festibal (Mitchelstown, Ireland)
July 30 – Spraoi Festival (Waterford, Ireland)
July 30 – IndiePendence Festibal (Mitchelstown, Ireland)
July 31 – CastlePalooza Festival (Co. Offaly, Ireland)
August 01 – Walshes (IDP Fest. After Party: Mitchelstown, Ireland)
August 05 – Whelan’s HEADLINE SHOW (Dublin, Ireland)
August 06 – The Courtyard Hotel (Leixlip, Ireland)
August 13 – Blue Breeze Festival (Co. Offaly, Ireland)
August 26 – KnockStock Festival (Dungarvan, Ireland)
August 27 – Walshes (Mitchelstown, Ireland)
Sept 02 – Electric Picnic (Stradbaly, Ireland)
Sept 02 – Electric Picnic (Stradbaly, Ireland)
Sept 29 – Hamiltons (Belgorod, Russian Federadtion)
October 01 – Hamiltons (Belgorod, Russian Federadtion)
Tickets There would like to wish The Riptide Movement and The Fallen Drakes on landing support slots for Bon Jovi’s two RDS shows in June. The Rip’s will be support the Jov on June 29th and The Drakes will be taking the stage with Bonny on the 30th.
Both bands are former Tickets There MySpace Review subjects and we like to think that it’s fully thanks to us that both bands have managed to carve an incredible reputation on the Irish music scene over the last year. If it wasn’t for TT the whole world would fall apart and this proves it.
If you’re one of those folks that comes here for the so called ‘facts’, then in reality both bands are getting ahead because of their powerful performances and excellent music. We wish them luck in this excellent opportunity to show up the stylings of former Ally Mc Beal cast members and Def Leppard rip-off artists with their incredible energy and talent. Hopefully the thousands of natives in attendance will take note that you don’t have to look across an ocean for decent tuneage.
A month! That’s how bloody long it’s taken us to knuckle down and tell you how good The Riptide Movement were at the Academy on March 5th. Whoever said Tickets There was a lazy blog owes us a serious apology. With speed like this we may even be considered for expulsion from the Irish music scene we hold so little presence on.
Aside from the delays, blurry memories and drunkenness that was ensnared us at The Riptide’s gig in March, we are happy to report that they rocked the place to it’s core. Not only that, but they managed to out play, out last and upstage the Go Team who were holding court in the venue’s main room on the same night. Having missed the opening acts of the evenings, Tickets There and a completely packed out Academy were treated to an hour and a half of excellently performed blues rock from one of Ireland’s brightest hopes in guitar rock for 2011. There was the hits from the forthcoming album including Hot Tramp and new single Keep on, Keepin’ On as well as a sizeable chunk of material from their début, What About The Tip Jars. There was an orchestra, there was crowd participation. Hell, there was even attempts at crowd suffering when things really heated up.
Without going into half fictional details due to the whole beer, lack of notes and goldfish like memory, we can honestly say it was one of the best Irish shows we’ve been to in yonks. The band’s practice of playing live every five seconds is ensuring their sound is delivered as good as any seasoned band and their songs are getting better by the day. With gigs beginning to exceed expectations in every way, you can bet that The Riptide Movement is a name you’ll be hearing a lot more of over the next few months.
….but no matter how good they are, we will never encourage them or any other Irish band to play the same stage as The Kings of Leon, no matter how good of an opportunity it is! Damn the KOL to hell!
The Riptide Movement are back with a new single from their forthcoming debut album….(no title yet, excuse the lack of press J). Keep On, Keepin’ On follows their highly successful debut single, Hot Tramp that stormed the airwaves late last year.
Keeping their standard blue grass feel, the band has produced another tobacco chewing, spittoon of Cajun rock. This time the cut throat rock feel has been toned down but the feeling of Americana is still there and the band’s sound can be heard expanding with each note.
An excellent number that deserves as much attention as you can give it. The album is finished and coming out this year so keep an eye on Tickets There for updates because this is one you don’t want to miss.
If you want to get a taste of the new record, make sure you head down to see the lads live in The Academy 2 this weekend.
There’s two shows so whether you’re a young folks who can’t shave yet @ 14:00 (under 14′s) with special guests The Boxing Plot & The Competition followed by a late show (with drinkies for all you over the hill, drunken silly folk….myself included) @ 20:00 with special guests Leaving Las Vegas & Powderhorse.
Tickets are priced E10 for both shows and there’ll be free CD’s on the day!
Jägermeister have announced November dates for their Freezer Sessions series of gigs. Taking place in Limerick, Galway, Dublin and Cork, the shows are committed to bringing you some of the most exciting up and coming names Irish music has to offer.
Bands already confirmed include O Emperor, Windings, Last Days of Death Country, Dark Room Notes, Ladydoll, The Riptide Movement, The Mighty Stef, Ham Sandwich, Kid Karate, Maud In Cahoots and New Amusement with more to be announced soon. For a full list of dates, check below.
Cork: Reardons (November 25th 2010)
- Dark Room Notes
- Lady Doll
- The Riptide Movement
- The Walls
Dublin: The Workman’s Club (November 30th 2010)
- The Mighty Stef
- Ham Sandwich
- Kid Karate
- Maud In Cahoots
Galway: The Rosin Dubh (December 2nd 2010)
- Special Guest
- Dark Room Noyes
- New Amusement
- Maud In Cahoots
Limerick: Dolan’s Warehouse (December 9th 2010)
- O Emperor
- Last Days of Death Country
- The Flaws
It’s a serious track that’s still rockin’ the TT stereo’s every chance we get. Buy a copy now and do your part to keep The ‘f**king’ Script off!
Up and coming rock Bois, The Riptide Movement have released the official video for their new single, Hot Tramp. Before you ask, no the girl from the singles cover doesn’t make a cameo (big sigh). Fear not, you’re still left with a tune that’ll smack the pants off ya.
Well folks, the time has pretty much arrived. This evening we’ll be grabbing the train with our glorious Editor to Sligo for showers, Big 4 (and maybe a pint if we’re allowed) and tomorrow it’s off to the Temple House Music Festival In Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
If you want to see updates, head over to Tickets There’s Editors Twitter Page and he’ll let ye know how things are going.
In the meantime, why not check out this Interview with Steve Wall from The Stunning & The Walls over at Goldenplec.com.
Talk to you all on Monday and have a great weekend!! (pray for sun!)
Every now and again, we find a band unknown to us that are so good we’re ashamed to call ourselves music writers. How in the hell can a team of journalists, doing our best 24 hours a day, every day of the week to scout and promote Irish talent not find acts like the The Riptide Movement in its first week? Never mind though, we’ve got them now.
Formed in 2006 in Dublin, this ‘four piece blues’ outfit are a breath of fresh air for any fans of classic rock. Nothing about their sound reeks of ‘forced efforts’ and they magically combine styles from The Doors, The Stones, Creedence Clear Water Revival plus others without intruding on anyone’s trademarks. In short, they’ve taken a classic sound and made it their own.
As usual we’ve never seen them live or heard their album.
Just on Alive Inside at the moment and like it’s predecessors in the player, it rocks like a motherfucker. Imagine Jim Morrison sobered up and singing for a funky Creedence and you’ve got this one. Guitars, drums, changes, pace, vocals – everything is just spot on dirty blues rock. Like Jaded Sun but with more of an edge and easily on par with Swanee River, except we haven’t heard a Take Me Away…yet.
Going back to the bands most recent single, Hard To Explain, we see a totally different sound altogether. On other tracks you get the sweaty, wind in hair, booze on shirt blues, but Hard To Explain relies on a more radio friendly styled indie based guitar with bumpkin styled melodies. Quite catchy and not so much a departure from their harder sound that you’d hold it against them. Repeated listens bring new love.
Cry Cry Baby really sees the classic rock kick in. Coming from the bands 2008 debut, What About The Tip Jars (An album we’ll be picking up immediately after this reviews done and dusted), Driven by that classic Hammond Organ sound, the song is nothing but a clean cut slice of Americana rock n roll.
Bringing Down The House adds a funky swagger into the sound again and delivers yet another classic rock anthem. Not going into the nitties for this band, it’s all just so good. Real kick back, have a beer and chillax music. The title track from their debut, What About The Tip Jars is the same. Another kick ass slice of well delivered, well constructed rock n roll.
This is one of those reviews when we’re not interested in writing about the music (or writing ‘rock n roll 1,000 time). It’s designed for listening and that’s just what we’re going to do. Highly recommend! If you’re going to do one thing today, we advise going to their MySpace right now and giving them a few spins for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.
You can expect a follow up as soon as we get our hands on the bands material.