- 10 Aug 18
Lucan natives The Riptide Movement have released the music video for their latest single ‘Plastic Oceans’. It places a particular emphasis on the environment.
The video depicts two people dancing, seemingly underwater, becoming increasingly constrained by netting and plastics. Eventually one of them emerges from the sea and collapses on the beach. It is a moving and harrowing video about the destruction of the ocean through the use of disposable plastics. The idea for this video cam from the band’s frontman, Malachy Tuohy and was realised by the London choreography studio Edifice Dance Theatre, with dancers Carmine de Amicis and Harriet Waghorn.
This release comes towards the end of the band’s Irish Coast to Coast Tour, which was done in conjunction with Clean Coasts. The tour saw the band performing in a number of coastal locations across Ireland, promoting the message that our coastlines, beaches, cities and towns need to be kept plastic free if we are going to stop our oceans being polluted even further.
In a statement, Tuohy said “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."
The Riptide Movement will be performing in Glaslough at the Making Waves Music Festival on August 25 and The Venue in Cork on September 8, if you want to catch them live. Until then, you can watch their music video for 'Plastic Oceans' below!