Up and coming band High Tyde visited Bournemouth for the first time last night, promoting EP ‘FUZZ’ at local indie watering hole 60 Million Postcards.
The crowd is a strange mix of smartly dressed young professionals enjoying the first night of the bank holiday weekend, the student regulars from AUB and BU, and of course the new music enthusiasts.
Regardless, the Red Stripe is flowing and even one girl in a white bodycon dress is air-guitaring to the support band. The night is full of promise for the young High Tyde guys from Brighton, heralded as the ones to watch by BBC introducing.
They start up and their energy sends a shot through the place after the intermission from the support group, opening with ‘Feel It’. The crowd isn’t huge so there is a lot of space at the front, something front man Cody doesn’t stand for. In between versus he either utilises it for some solo mosh pit activity (bass guitar coming with him from the stage) or commands the crowd and nearby tables into getting up and closer to the stage, and it worked!
Ultimately, the band offer impressive skill, professionalism and confidence for their young age, although they showcased songs that varied so much I did struggle to get their style.
Saying that, each song was undeniably great in its own right, and they put on a lively show. They finished with ‘Mustang Japan’, leaving me with the feeling that this band have something, and I don’t doubt with time and experience they will take off.