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The Tides

3 Track Promo Nov 2005

The Tides are a support band currently, known for supporting the incomparable Puressence, and more recently Kasabian and The Bluetones. Liam Pennington's vocals are in a similar high range to the Puressence vocals and there's a vibrato in his voice to challenge The Veils. Sumptious songs and luxurious harmonies with jangly guitar music to make your heart go ping.

They play emotional pop/rock and understand how to evoke feeling with every note and texture of the music. There is a harder edge that breaks through with some of the guitar work such as on the track One Amongst Equals. Youll Never Change is a mighty six minute song that maintains a longer crescendo of emotion than I can remember hearing before. They are a band who have real promise.

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