Dublin’s best kept secret The Riot Tapes have just announced details of their debut Northern Irish show.

The indie six piece are heading North in December to play an exclusive and intimate gig in Sandino’s Cafe Bar, Derry on Friday 9th December 2011.

Formed in late 2009, The Riot Tapes are: Chris O’Brien, Elaine Doyle, Tim Clarke, Robert Crosbie, Graham Dunne and Charles Byrne.

The band released the single ‘Photograph’ in Ireland in April 2011 and it went straight in at number five on the Irish download charts. The Riot Tapes have since become a live favourite in Dublin, headlining and packing venues like Whelan’s, The Workman’s Club and The Grand Social.

Speaking from Dublin, Chris O’Brien said: “This is our first trip up North which is made extra special by the fact that there’s a lot of support for the band in Derry and Belfast! We are extremely excited about taking this show, which we’ve spent the last year trying to perfect, on the road; making new fans and playing to lots of new people. We are lucky that we have fans from Northern Ireland who have been asking us to do this for a while and we can’t wait to see their reaction to us as a live band.”

This year The Riot Tapes went into the studio to begin work on their much anticipated debut studio album which is due for release early next year.

In October the band featured heavily on The Apprentice. ‘Photograph’ was also used for the advertising for the series on national television. The Riot Tapes even made an appearance during one of the episodes when the teams were given a task to find the best in Irish music – The Riot Tapes were even chosen by both teams!

‘Photograph’ has been receiving lots of radio air play nationwide since its release and the band are a must see live act.

The Riot Tapes play an exclusive and intimate gig at Sandino’s Back Room, Derry on December 9th 2011. Admission is a mere £3 and doors open at 8pm.