|Holy Roar Records
Release Date: 30 June 2017
Format: LP Vinyl
|The Tidal Sleep Bandages Limited Vinyl LP
Over the last few years The Tidal Sleep have slowly but surely worked their way up to being one of Europe's most talked about post-hardcore bands. With an EP, two albums and two split releases under their belts this is a band that has refined their sound over the years, becoming ever more vital, visceral and urgent - bucking the trend of many a peer. Combining and condensing down influences from post-rock, post-hardcore, indie and earthy, gruff punk bands into something identifiably their own - The Tidal Sleep are a unique, yet incredibly accessible proposition for any discerning rock fan. After lulling you into a false sense of security with gently chiming acoustic guitars, Be Water explodes into a cavernous, panoramic soundscape with 'Bandages'. Things settle down somewhat - enabling the band to show their many sides, throughout these 11 beautifully written, cohesive compositions - ebbing and flowing between dark and light, braun and delicacy. The urgency is never lost however - even in more tempered moments such as 'Collapses' with its driving, almost alt-rock tones or the tasteful theatricality of 'Wreckages'. Like Svalbard and Departures before them, say hello to another great band putting a different slant on post-hardcore weighty in genuine emotion yet big on memorable, great songs.