Tidal officially formed during Student life in Cardiff 2007 when a new drummer joined a now drumless band what was back then known as Derail. The original members of Derail, Ollie (vocals), Vaughany (guitarist) and Lewis (bassist) were desperate to continue to make new music, and with the arrival of Joe Wilkes (drummer) Tidal had a new exciting, improved look and dimension about them with an ever increasing drive. The early years of Tidal began slowly with various members focusing on their University studies, but since the very successful graduation of Ollie and Vaughany last year, pushing the band forward has been made a priority much to the joy of its fans.
The 4 track demo EP recorded at the very beginning has helped spread the groove across South Wales and was a great sign of things to come. One of the tracks, OTT, has been unofficially labeled as Tidal’s ‘signature song’ by most of its fans and is always requested due to its funky flow and catchy chorus, however all of Tidals songs are just as favourable for different reasons such as the heavy groovy riffs, melodic harmonies and ambient rhythms.
Tidal’s music style has been described and categorised as many things such as groovy, funk, metal, ambient, progressive and compared to the likes of Clutch, Pantera, Black Label Society, Kyuss and Audioslave. This is because the four guys creating the music have such a generous yet complementary blend of eclectic tastes, which allows their songs to evolve in many different ways.
Check out their website – www.tidalband.com
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