The Riptide Movement
“The Riptide Movement has made multiple incursions into the Irish top 10; performing their way from Dublin to Delhi with a stop-off in Pilton to slay the Glastonbury masses; has taken to the UK airwaves with all 50 of the BBC Concert Orchestra; collaborated with Jim Sheridan on an update of The Commitments and, last summer, supported The Rolling Stones at their Hyde Park homecoming. There have been lots of those since 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, of course, their new mates Mick ’n’ Keef.
Their new Riptide Movement album, Getting Through, is testimony to the unique sound the band have forged during those thousands of hours they’ve spent together on stage and in the rehearsal room. From anthemic fist-pumping start (‘Animal’) to achingly beautiful finish (‘Sycamore Tree’), it’s full of big riffs, even bigger choruses and a lust for rock ’n’ roll life that Iggy Pop himself would be proud of.”