THE RIPTIDE Movement play blues and roots-rock with full blooded energy, a commitment to the music’s values and heritage, and determination to keep the style fresh for modern ears.
The Dublin quartet - Mal Tuohy (vocals/guitar ), Gar Byrne (drums ), Jay Dalton (guitar ), and Ger McCarry (bass ) - return to the Róisín Dubh on Saturday December 14 at 9pm.
The band have recorded a new album, due for release soon, and will play songs from it, as well as from their platinum selling debut album What About The Tip Jars (2009 ) and the Top 10 Keep On Keeping On (2012 ).
The Riptides have also enjoyed critical acclaim. The Irish Times called them “magnificent and raw” while Golden Plec said the band “have proved that all the hype is in this case most definitely deserved”.
Speaking to the Galway Advertiser earlier this year, Mal Tuohy hinted at what fans can expect from the new album, produced by Ted Hutt, who has worked with The Gaslight Anthem.
“We will have 11 tracks,” he says. “We’ve recorded more than that so it will be difficult to choose just what 11 we want to have on. The music is more evolved. There is still blues and folk, but it is more crafted and there is a bit of indie as well, so it’s country-blues-indie.”
Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, from the Ticket Desk at OMG Zhivago, Shop Street, and The Róisín Dubh.