Although it may have been a few months since the release of their single, I thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up with one of the Aaron’s from TIDES about their killer single Silver Lining. Since the release of Silver Lining, the band have also gone on to release another single, Broken Record, now available across all streaming platforms.
Tell us a bit about the band. Where are you from and how did you all meet?
Tides is a Lincoln based 5 piece band. Aaron, Adam and Aaron are from Lincoln while Oz comes from Sheffield and Chloé, originally from France before moving to Lincoln.
Adam and Chloé were on their way down the A1 to Stansted airport at 4am when they decided that they wanted to form a new band with a music style closer to what they like. They then sent messages to some musicians they thought would fit the bill, this included Aaron Hall. Oz Joined the band shortly after, as well as Aaron Smith who is actually our third but final bassist.
What made you want to use the band name Tides?
We are lucky enough to have an amazingly well spoken guy in our band, aka Oz, who came up with an arm-long list of potential names for the band. We ended up settling for Tides, short but striking.
If you had to sum up your style in three words, what would you say?
It is a hard one… Eclectic – intricate – beef-riff
Tell us a bit about your latest single Silver Lining. What does this song mean to you?
Silver Lining is the expression of overcoming hardships. We believe it is important to realise that, even in the darkest times, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
This song describes the journey into reaching that better place through self-acceptance, self-love but also through making peace with the past.
Is this a hint at more new music to come?
We currently have three tracks out, SILVER LINING / WATCH IT BURN / BROKEN RECORD, available on all music platforms. With COVID and the current restrictions, we’ll take advantage of the time off to sit in the studio to work on some recordings for more releases in the next few months!
Who produced this? Have you worked with them before? How was it working with them?
All of our songs so far were produced by Martyn Bewick, who is also the owner of the Lincoln music studio Playing Aloud. He has been working with most of the band members on different projects, we trust him with our music as he is a great musician on top of being a great producer, and the results never disappoint.
You were supposed to be touring at the moment. Is this being rescheduled for another time?
Absolutely, we were supposed to play a number of gigs across the Midlands but also in Brighton on the opening day of Pride. It’s a shame we had to cancel so many shows but we are not letting this bring us down. We managed to play our debut gig at the Jolly Brewer in Lincoln on the 29th, it was an amazing show, we were really happy with the response of the audience and the overall atmosphere while respecting the social distancing guidelines. It gives hope for potential future gigs despite the pandemic.
Where can we hope to catch you?
For the time being we don’t have any official dates. We don’t want to go on stage unless we can assure that it would be 100% safe for the audience and the acts. We’re currently making research on how to combine the new government guidelines and live events so we can hopefully get to play again very soon and safely.
What advice would you give to those looking to make music?
Find the right people, not only to play music but to take the music where you want it to be. As musicians in Tides, we trust each other’s abilities which allows us to experiment and improve ourselves constantly but also, when we’re not making it, we know we’re on the same wavelength when it comes to our approach on promoting our music. It’s all about musicianship and communication, we keep our egos out of the mix and we talk openly about what we expect from each other.
Where do you hope to be, this time next year?
Hopefully, this time next year, we will have a few gigs on our schedule! It would be amazing to do a tour of England next year. Also, Chloé being French, we would love to organise a few gigs on the coast of Brittany in the summer, so that we can introduce our music to our French audience in other ways than on local radio stations.
Where can we find out more about you?
You can follow our progression through our social media, we are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We recently launched a Newsletter for those who really don’t want to miss anything. When it comes to our music, as we said earlier, you can find us on your usual music platforms such as Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, Apple Music as well as Bandcamp and SoundCloud.
Anything you would like to tell us?
Thank you for the opportunity to share a bit more about ourselves and our music! Keep on being awesome!
I’d like to thank the band for taking the time to answer my questions, and wish them all the best for the future. I hope to catch them on the road soon!