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Fast Five: The Riptide Movement



How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

We’re all from the same town of Lucan in Dublin. We all went to school together and have been mates since we were kids.

Like all bands starting off, the band name is always a tough one to settle on. We wanted a name that had some meaning and made a statement. The Riptide Movement was that name and of course, we’re all avid surfers

How would you describe your music?

Energetic, feel good, Rock ‘n Roll with a lot of soul.

What have you been up to so far?

Things are going great. Our # 1 album ‘Getting Through’ has just gone Gold in Ireland. All Works Out, the first single off it was one of the most played songs on Irish radio in 2014. It was also voted Song of the Summer on Today FM and used on the soundtrack for the Irish Tourist Board ad. We have just finished a 25 date sold out Irish tour and have played some cool gigs with The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Bob Dylan and we’ve also performed at Glastonbury and Benicassim, which was fantastic!

What can we expect over the coming months?

We’ve just been shortlisted for the Meteor Choice Music Prize here in Ireland for ‘Getting Through’ and we’ve just returned from The Netherlands after performing a great show at Eurosonic. Next up is Celtic Connections in Glasgow on 30 Jan, followed by our 3 night residency at The Islington in London, 4/5/6 Feb ahead of the UK release of All Works Out on 9th March.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

That’s a tough one. Maybe Lissie, First Aid Kit, Adele or Lana Del Rey. They all have beautiful, soulful voices, so for a duet it’s a no brainer, it has to be one of these!

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Another tough one. At the moment I would say Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’, it’s a wonderful album.