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Tyde - Album Release May 2010



In a music world littered with new bands coming at you from all angles, it takes something very special to grab the attention of festival bookers. Armed only with a 3 track demo back in November 2009, Tyde played in the lobby of the ever busy Association of Festival Organisers Conference. Bookers and programmers chatted, sipped coffees and seemed not to notice 3 young performers blazing their way through tune sets in the corner. And yet in the weeks that followed the bookings started to come! It is almost unheard of to get major festival bookings before your debut album has even been recorded but Tyde have done just that. 13 major festivals, great club gigs and one or two choice specials are going to keep this new band very busy in the summer of 2010 (see the gig list).

As Finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards their mesmerising performances of dynamic, fresh and quite brilliantly played sets captured the hearts of the live and broadcast audience. With music that draws on influences from every corner of the British Isles and beyond they deliver modern, punchy, danceable tunes, carefully arranged songs and intricate, emotional slow sets.

Touted by BBC Radio 2’s Mike Harding as “The best band I’ve seen in years” it’s the mixture of raw energy, prodigious musical ability and clever, fresh arrangements that make Tyde something different. They play blazing tunes on fiddle, accordion and driving rhythmic guitar, big vamping bass and a unity of playing rarely seen on the live music scene.

Their self titled debut album is due for release at the end of May and we think it will become one of the must have CD’s of 2010. Catch Tyde live and relive the gig on CD this summer.