Last week the Roadhouse played host to an up and coming band all the way from Brighton on the second leg of their weeklong tour which would ultimately land them in Manchester. High Tyde [4/10], a quartet featuring Cody on bass and vocals, Spencer and Connor on guitars and Louis on drums promised to be a good act having been described by BBC introducing as a “Band to watch!” in the future.
Unfortunately for the Birmingham gig, no advertising coupled with last minute cancellations left the venue completely empty for the entire night and making for what can be generously described as an ‘intimate’ event. The visiting band did well to recruit some last minute supporting acts both of whom were genuinely plucked off the streets of Birmingham just hours before however with an empty venue gauging the public response to some of the catchier tunes was nigh on impossible.
Despite this High Tyde showed off their technical talent and an impressive stage presence that few artists have at 17. The confidence of the front man and potentially also the garish shirts they all wore kept everyone’s attention despite the lack of atmosphere in the venue and all things considered they put on a good performance.
Speaking before the show the boys told me that their most recent songs had “come out of nowhere” and whilst that may sound ominous of a rushed attempt the finished results were impressive if not great. Given time and practice; and maybe a bit more advertising to boot, High Tyde have the potential to be something much bigger within a couple of years.