THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT
â€œAll Works Outâ€
The debut single from the highly anticipated third album
â€œGetting Throughâ€, released 4th April 2014
If there were awards for resolutely sticking to your guns, The Riptide Movementâ€™s mantelpiece would be straining under the weight of all the silverware.
â€œWeâ€™ve never, ever taken â€˜noâ€™ for an answer,â€ says singer and guitarist Mal Tuohy. â€œIf thereâ€™s something we want to do or achieve, we just sit down and say, â€˜How are we going to make it happen?â€™ And it happens. I think that positivity and â€˜If we all pull togetherâ€¦â€™ spirit comes through in our music too.â€
It most certainly does! Mal is outlining the DIY philosophy â€“ â€œSome would call it â€˜sheer bloody-mindedness!â€™â€, he laughs â€“ that has seen The Riptide Movement make multiple incursions into the Irish top 10; gig their way from Dublin to Delhi with a stop-off in Pilton to slay the Glastonbury masses; take to the UK airwaves with all 50 of the BBC Concert Orchestra; collaborate with Jim Sheridan on an update of The Commitments and, last summer, support The Rolling Stones at their Hyde Park homecoming.
Mal and his bandmates Jay Dalton (guitar), Gerry McGarry (bass & harmonica) and Gar Byrne (drums & piano) got together in 2006 through their mutual love of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Ryan Adams, Rory Gallagher and The Rolling Stones.
The new Riptide Movement album, Getting Through, is testimony to the unique sound the band have forged during those thousands of hours theyâ€™ve spent together on stage and in the rehearsal room. From anthemic fist-pumping start (â€˜Animalâ€™) to achingly beautiful finish (â€˜Sycamore Treeâ€™), itâ€™s full of big riffs, even bigger choruses and a lust for rock â€™nâ€™ roll life that Iggy Pop himself would be proud of.
The country-flavoured title-track and first single, â€˜All Works Outâ€™, which with its insanely catchy â€œI will carry you every step of the wayâ€ refrain and goodtime boogie stomp, is another top 10 hit waiting to happen.
â€œAll Works Outâ€ will be available as an instant-grat track when the album â€œGetting Throughâ€ is pre-ordered from iTunes, available to pre-order now.
We currently have no dates on sale.