Irish rock band The Riptide Movement come through with the new hard-hitting video for their environmentally focused ‘Plastic Oceans’.
Recorded in London with producer Chris Coady, known for his work with Future Islands, and Slowdive, there’s a firm backbone of the kind of slow-burning, melodic indie rock that has seen the act build a substantial following in their native Ireland.
This summer sees the band continue with a heavy touring schedule including a series of gigs and festival appearances in coastal areas, using the track 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.
The concept for the new video is the brainchild of The Riptide Movement’s frontman Malachy Tuohy. Featuring beautifully powerful choreography from London-based dance duo Carmine De Amicis and Harriet Waghorn, the new video for ‘Plastic Oceans’ is a visually compelling expression of the need for change in the way we produce, consume, and dispose of the inexplicable amounts of plastic globally on a daily basis.
Speaking about the track, Tuohy says:
“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 are plenty more 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.”
You can find out more about The Riptide Movement online on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and their official website. Catch The Riptide Movement live in concert at Making Waves Music Festival, Glaslough, Ireland on August 25; The Hanover, Cork, on September 8; and Vicar Street, Dublin, on 1 December.