Tides // 'Inventing Lives'
Hard Rock, Alt Rock band based in London, Tides, have pulled out all the stops to craft and nurture an EP furnished with stadium rock melodies, hard hitting thrashy guitar riffs and poignant lyrics from the ever captivating woman who fronts it all, Evelyn May.
Formed through Evelyn and Lead Guitarist, Lawrence Hall, Tides have been an ever-developing band looking to formulate a divergent, yet comparable to their influences of Muse, Rage Against The Machine and Queens Of The Stone Age, EP, 'Inventing Lives' typifies the bands movement and progress over the last few years. Most recently headlining Thousand Island, Tides looked and sounded, like a band on the way up. Effortlessly in sync with one another, the bands warming charisma on stage took hold of the adoring fans and led to a unforgettable show for the group of four. With the legendary Rockers delight, Black Heart, up next for Tides, 'Inventing Lives' is an EP that's given the band some serious stature within the scene, sure to be shown at the mecca of all that is Rock.
Opening up with 'Senses', Tides kick off their EP in style with a, pack-a-punch, guitar driven yet pervasively bass heavy, all out warfare as Tides lock horns with one another. A battle for dominance, the band finds itself, throughout both 'Inventing Lies' and 'War' (as well as Senses), in a punch up, wanting to be heard yet calmingly appreciating each others raw talent. 'Inventing Lives' (the EP) is a Rock infused masterclass in how to mix and blend elements from a range of genres with both mouth watering guitar hooks to head banging basslines. Tides tiresome work in the studio has certainly payed off. This all being said and done, it's not until 'Ideal Reality' when Evelyn's prominance homes in, in what can be deemed a quite spectacular EP, we realise what prestige her translucant voice has, shedding some light on this wickedly dark and grungey EP up until now. Her soulful demeanor closes a striking EP, an EP sure to raise a few eyebrows.