Ones To Watch / Interview – High Tyde

Brighton based band High Tyde arrive with an infectious sound filled with extremely uplifting vibes and great energy. The young and passionate four-piece have been named as one of THE bands to watch in 2013 by BBC Introducing and have recently sold out both headline shows at The Haunt and Concorde2 in Brighton. Their newest single ‘Get Up Tonight’, taken from their upcoming EP, will be released via iTunes on September 15th! Check out the new exclusive video for the single below!

Spencer (lead guitar) gives MGMB some more info about the band in our following interview.

Can you tell us about the forming of High Tyde and characterize the sound you make?

We formed about a year and a half ago just through all being very good friends within other bands and decided to put it together and create different sound prior to what we had been doing before. Sound that we have created takes many influences and genres stuck together – a bit of this and a bit of that.

How would you describe each of you in the band with one word?


You’re about to release a new EP. What was the recording of it like?

It was a great progress and we had a lot of fun with it. We record in a small studio and it makes us feel very at home, so we can have a laugh whilst taking it seriously and creating something we love.

What’s your favourite track on this EP?

We all have separate favourites on this EP but mine would probably be ‘Bicycle Trixx’.

Is there a particular song of yours, you enjoy playing live the most?

Most of our songs are equally fun and enjoyable to play live purely to the fact of adrenaline from the crowds buzz, but I would probably say ‘Waiting’ at the moment.

Which is the best show you have played so far?

There’s two – the first time we played The Haunt in Brighton, where we were just shocked at the amount of people who came down to see us and had such and interest, and then our own headline show there in July.

If you could go on tour with any band, who would you pick and which places would you like to play?

We would choose The 1975 or The Rolling Stones and play over the world. Japan would be amazing, New York – Madison Square Garden… EVERYWHERE!

What’s your favourite live venue in Brighton?

That would definitely be The Haunt.

What are the long term goals for High Tyde?

Gig, gig, gig, write, write, write and just get out there as much as possible and expand.

Apart from your EP release, what are your plans for the near future?  

After the EP release, we are going out on our first tour around the UK in November/December.

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