Having blown the Irish music scene wide open in 2014 with their # 1, Gold-selling album
‘Getting Through’, a string of Top 10 singles and various sold-out headline tours throughout 2016 & 2017 in Europe on the back of critically-acclaimed releases "All Works Out". "Elephant in the Room" and "Changeling", The Riptide
Movement now release their brand new double A-side single "Plastic Oceans". Recorded in London with producer Chris Coady (Future Islands, Slowdive) there's a firm backbone of the kind of slow-burning, melodic indie rock to the release that has seen the band continue to build a substantial and rapidly growing international fanbase in recent years.
2018 sees the band continue their heavy touring schedule with a series of gigs and festival appearances in coastal areas, using Plastic Oceans to spread the serious environmental message that our beaches, coastlines, rivers, cities and towns need to be kept litter and plastic free if society is to help prevent our oceans from becoming even more polluted by plastic waste. Speaking on the track, lead singer Mal Tuohy states: "We're honoured that our music will help raise awareness of one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Our reliance on single use plastics is destroying our oceans, so well highlighted by David Attenborough in Blue Planet 2. As the saying goes, 'There ase plenty of fish in the sea' but if we can't stem the tide of plastic, by 2050 there'll be more plastic than fish in our oceans. The future is in our hands."