Live review: High Tyde @ The Deaf Institute – MANCHESTER

On the 13/03/17 I watched High Tyde perform a sold out show at The Deaf Institute in Manchester.  You may have heard of High Tyde, the fresh Indie Pop 4 piece from Brighton. The young band have had the fortune of playing large festivals such as Dot to Dot, Y Not, Reading, Boardmasters and Fieldview among supporting the likes of The Hunna, Little Comets and Peace. The 4 piece stormed back with a 4 date headline tour alongside the release of their brand new single ‘Keep On’.

Indigo Husk, the opening support act geared the crowd into action. The small indie rock quartet have recently released their debut EP ‘Itchy’ and managed to engage the crowd with a booming bass, grunge vocals and stripped punk guitar riffs. Their consistent energy transfixed the crowd and the buzz was impossible to ignore, though their set was short their charisma still shone through. Indigo Husk definitely have huge potential and will undoubtedly have a majorly successful year. The quartet will be playing a headline show at London’s Camden Assembly along with festivals later this year.

Next up The Pale White took to the stage, the indie rock trio from Newcastle embodied a traditional indie vibe with raw vocals and insane guitar riffs. They opened their set with their track ‘Deceiver’ and enthralled the crowd with beats to dance to. As their momentum built they dropped into some slower tracks causing the crowd to throw their arms and up and sway along. With talk of EPs, festivals and a potential album in 2018, their success is imminent and they will undoubtedly storm the music industry in the near future. You want to catch on to this trio quickly!

Now the momentum in the crowd had built, pints of beer in hand, High Tyde stormed the stage. Gaging by the crowds response, 2017 is definitely High Tyde’s year. They immediately had the crowd jumping and chanting the words back to them as their energy was infectious. Just as you thought they were going to slow down the energy would increase even more. Throughout the course of the night the lead singer, Cody Matthews engaged the crowd; whether it was just for a chat or prompting a wall of death the crowd still roared. The quartets smooth electro elements combined with the traditional indie rock sound blended brilliantly and gave the band a unique feel.

High Tyde opened their set with their brand new single ‘Keep On’ and the crowd took it by storm. Everyone was trowing themselves around and you could tell it was bound to be a new fan favourite and perhaps even their biggest single yet. Their ability to engage the crowd did not go by unnoticed as they ensued mosh pit hysteria among the fans who had decended into the city to witness the continuing success of the late teen quartet. The young band have the ability to express maturity and talent through their music despite being so young in the industry.

Everyone was on their feet when the indie quartet ended their set with fan-favourite hearty anthemic Dark Love. Flowing with lyrics about the tempestuous nature of young love and angst, the fans chanted every single word and went insane as monstrous mosh pits scattered the floor. Their show was a fantastic exhibit of their infinite energy and passion that fortunate gig goers were able to witness in the high spirit atmosphere. The band even came out after the show to meet all the fans who had just watched their show. Their success awaits them and I urge you to listen to some of their records.


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