Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Riptide Movement live at Dolans, Limerick 25/05/12

After one of the hottest days in years what better way to end the night but rocking out in Dolans to The Riptide Movement. First up on the night were the brilliant local outfit Dead Red Light, The lads are in the process of bringing out an ep soon. They played a nice high energy set, Keep an eye on them here

Next up were the four lads from Dublin know as The Riptide Movement, Been looking forward to this gig as I have been playing their recently released album 'Keep on, Keepin' on' a lot of late.

The album is void of filler and is just not stop foot stomping stuff, This continued onto the stage tonight with a superb high energy performance. They kicked off the night with 'What About the Tip Jars?' the title track from their 2009 album release. The drummer was great to watch if we wasn't hitting the drum, he was hitting his head, full of energy! Definite touches of Keith Moon's madness.You know your in for a good night when the bassist is taping up his finger tips, the band were excellent throughout. 

Don't think ill be able to hear rattling bog sang in a pub without thinking of the lads awesome version with full on rock interludes, Delighted to catch them live and their sound transfers to the live stage as good as the album if not better. They ended the night with 'Eye of the Storm', both bassist and lead guitar pounding away at separate drums then some glitter confetti blasted out from the side of the stage covering the front of the upstairs venue, Some ending! The band are currently on tour , I urge you to go and catch them live if you can. If not, go out and get yourself the new album, its a cracker! Check them out here
Cheers for a great night. Enjoy the videos below.

Set List:
Tip Jars
Alive Inside
Warming up the Band
Cocaine Cowboys
Rattling Bog
Hard to Explain
Without You
Roll on Train
Shake Shake
Keep On, Keeping On
Hot Tramp
Eye of the Storm

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