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The Riptide Movement Confirm Album Release Date

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , , on March 3, 2012 by Tickets There

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!

Review: The Riptide Movement – Live @ The Academy 2, Dublin (March 5th 2011)

Posted in Gig Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , on April 7, 2011 by Tickets There

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!