HTF bring you yet another band to come from Hertfordshire (there is seriously something in the water there at the moment). Tides are pop rock band with a funky edge. They haven’t been in the scene for too long- although previous band The Broadcast were knocking about for a few years. Despite their age they have already supported the likes of Kids In Glass Houses, Reckless Love and Go-X. If you like rock music with a funky edge then this band are exactly what you need in your life.
HTF were lucky enough to catch up with lead singer Aaron Trowbridge.
HTF: For those people out there who haven’t heard of Tides how would you describe your sound?
Aaron: Upbeat pop funk!
HTF: What are you most excited about for in 2013?
A: That’s a really hard question as we’re going to be VERY busy this year and have a lot to look forward to. I guess a few things i’m most looking forward to would be touring, recording and some special events we have up our sleeves!
HTF: Where did the name Tides come from?
A: Well Christian(drums) worked as a kid at a local zoo, looking after the aqua marine life there.. He formed a bit of a bond with the manatees there.. His particular favourite was called Tides
HTF: You’ve got two free downloads out currently, do you have plans to release any more music soon?
A: We certainly do, our next single “Goodbye” will be out soon and we are heading into the studio soon to record a special something for everyone to hear later this year!
HTF: Azza and Steve were in a band previously, how did you meet the other three lads?
A: Well Christian and Tommy formed the original idea of Tides, they were told to check out Azza by a mutual friend and asked him if he was interested, the 3 of us began song writing and decided that Steve was the right man for the job.. We decided that we really wanted live keys on stage and Steve recommended Nick a good friend from years ago!
HTF: What’s on your wish list to achieve in 2013?
A: I think we have a busy year ahead but some things to achieve stretch from wanting to play particular cities to wanting to release certain songs.. There’s a lot that we want to achieve and i think the next few years are going to be very exciting!
HTF: You haven’t played a lot of live shows, does this make you more nervous than you would normally be?
A: I think due to our history of touring experience with our old bands/projects we’re quite used to the live environment an we tend to get more excited than nervous when we know we’re playing a big show!
HTF: What music inspires Tides?
A: A lot of music from decades gone by inspired Tides and how we write, people from John Mayer to the Police right through to Chicago and as recent as Bruno Mars!
HTF: What is your favorite music out there at the moment?
A: I think there are some great pop acts in the limelight as well as some fantastic emerging talent.. Bands such as Lawson are really making their mark which is great as we had the pleasure of meeting the guys about 3 years ago.. Also acts such as Katy Perry who writes hit after hit is admirable!
HTF: Can each of you describe yourself in five words.
A: This is always hard without sounding odd or fully mental so instead we’ll sum up Tides in 5 words
Check out the audio video for Tides track ‘Lets Talk’ right here. If you like what you hear you can download two tracks from the bands page right here.