Tidal District
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Tidal District

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


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"Hold the Party Line EP"

Tidal District's sound veers from conventional guitar-based indie to
more sonically experimental moments, such as the overlapping vocals and
time changes on 'Don't Tell The Fire Chief' and the almost-whispered
vocals and gently percussive bass of the excellent 'Aces'. The
Dubliners display enough to set them apart from the crowd - now they're
out there, let's sit back and see what they can do. - Hotpress, July 08

"Hold the Party Line EP"

Tidal District cite inventive indie rock group dEUS as their major influence, an influence that's not so much reflected in their sound as it is their adventurous work ethic. The four tracks on Hold the Party Line, their third independently released EP, take a similar approach to music-making as their Belgian cousins. The first two tracks serve to emphasize the band's pop instincts: "Don't Tell the Fire Chief" lends the EP its title, and "Aces," the most obvious crossover track, charted earlier in 2007 as a stand-alone download single. Both tracks put to the forefront Tidal District's keen melodic core, the former showcasing singer Noel Duplaa's Glen Hansard-like tone and guitarist Gary Donald's Interpol-like clipped guitar and the latter building from a whisper to a furious post-punk chorus which is equal parts cathartic and hypnotic, and always thrilling. The latter pairing, "No. 3 for the Lights" and "What the Thunder Said...," are a little more progressive, taking in more distinct sections and a wider variety of styles including jazz, noise, and octave-driven pop-punk. The latter is slightly disappointing, as the five-minute build-up ultimately peters out into a surprisingly unimaginative finish, but the overall effect is not badly diminished. Throughout the EP, the band display an impressive attention to detail. They are always mindful of using the volume dynamic to the greatest of effect and showing a keen awareness of sonic texture, particularly in the drum section and in the way the guitars interact, and it's an attribute which will serve them well in the formulation of a full-length release.
- All Music Guide, 2008

"Hold the Party Line EP"

Tidal District bring a bright spark to the Irish music scene, fusing imagination, hard work and dogged determination to give a distinct edge to the familiar stylings that we have come to expect from the current crop of aspiring bands. Confident song structures, beautiful, complex melodies and smart world-weary lyrics make this a striking and accomplished EP from Tidal District- I'm looking forward hearing a full length release from them in the future

Emma Meehan - Phantom 105.2


Latest single, 'Don't Turn Your Back on the Bear' released March 27th 2009.

Debut EP 'Hold the Party Line' on June 27th 2008. It's currently available on itunes and all good online music stores, Road Records and Tower Records in Dublin.

Unreleased Dig Up EP featured in Bestselling DVD 'Reaching for Glory:Inside Irish Rugby' which was also broadcast on RTE in the summer 2007 and also Setanta Sports North America campaign.



Formed in 2007, Tidal District have established themselves as a real standout addition to the Irish live scene. Five different people, with different musical ideas, communicating through music in search of perfect moments.

After playing gigs around the Ireland 2007/2008 including the Hard Working Class Heroes festivals in Dublin, Castlepalooza and with the Dying Seconds at Electric Picnic 08 in Laois, the band set aside time to begin pre-production on album material.

They are currently putting the final touches on their debut album which will be release in two parts. The first half in December and the 2nd in early 2010.