High Tyde @ The Sugarmill

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High Tyde

All of us at ICM have been following High Tyde since they first came onto the scene with their debut EP ‘Fuzz’, and since then have fallen in love with their amazing up beat vibes and summery pop tunes. So we finally managed to get a chance to meet the band for an interview (which will be available soon) before they kicked off their first ever gig at The Sugarmil.

Bonsai

Bonsai Frontman Chris Hough

An acoustic set from local man Dom Morgan got the night off to a great start. Performing with his band for the very first time, Dom put on a sterling show, opening with Nothing, where the band did look slightly nervous, though were clearly enjoying being on stage.

With inspiration from Ed Sheeran, Dom has now very much found his own path with his music and has begun to really mould his own sound.

Dom Morgan’s set ended with the very up-beat track ‘Addicted’. The debut EP, to be called Pyrite is scheduled to be out early May just in time for his upcoming show with The Hunna.

Up next at The Sugarmill is another local quartet Bonsai. The Hough brothers and Freddie on drums. Tracks ‘Houdini’ and ‘Butterfly’, were unleashed soon followed by ‘Hole In The Ocean’. An artistic song full of flavour, full of colour, this is definitely a song Bonsai should look at recording and releasing this year. Hough takes to speaking the lyrics rather than singing them, which only adds to the creativity.

ramatic, atmospheric intro.

Anteros

Anteros Lead singer Lauren Haynes

Supporting High Tyde for the last time on their tour was Anteros, named after the Greek God of love. We managed to hear them completing their soundcheck before having our interview. And I was completely hooked. Their cool, cute and cheery alt-pop sound blew away the crowd and their new single Breakfast is by far their stand out tune.

Anteros carry a super cool image, with the front-line lads in matching Fred Perry T-shirts and the classic white-sock-black-shoe combo. They looked a little bit geeky or very indie, if you prefer. Singer Laura Hayden has great stage presence and a great voice to match, and we’ll no doubt be seeing more from this London based band in as the year goes on.

High Tyde

High Tyde frontman Cody

Now its the turn of the Brighton, lads High Tyde, it was their first ever time in Stoke at the iconic venue with the lights down and their illuminated blue and red EP logo in the Background. High Tyde have a very mix sound with pop vibe in their earlier tracks such as Feel It and Mustang Japan then to more indie rock with their latest single and last song of the night ‘Dark Love’. Then to unheard of songs that sound like a rap just with an upbeat and funky indie background.

High Tyde have already had numerous features on BBC Radio 1 as well as making it on the Radio X playlist. Sold out some of their headline tour dates and hitting the top 25 Official iTunes Chart with their new EP ‘Safe’. If you still haven’t managed to catch them on this tour then you have certainly missed out!

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ICM, full-time journalist, occasional photographer, Chelsea FC.

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