In the long ago days of early 2020, Tide Lines had one goal with their second album Eye of the Storm: to translate the band's word-of-mouth success into something verifiable. Into something tangible that would honor their fanbase and reflect their audience's passion.
Through rigorous songwriting and vigorous gigging, Robert Robertson (vocals, guitar), Alasdair Turner (guitar, pipes), Ross Wilson (keyboards) and Fergus Munro (drums) had built up an intense following at home, and beyond.
Developing the folk-rock roots they'd planted with 2016 debut single Far Side of the World ( 7.5 million combined streams and counting) and 2017 album Dreams We Never Lost, Tide Lines were already pushing out from the Scottish heartland.
For sure, these were songs formed in the heart and hearth of the folk music that Gaelic-speaking Robertson had grown up with. But like the music of Van Morrison or countryman Mike Scott and his Waterboys before them, Tide Lines' songs had a universality that reached beyond cultural boundaries.
The four members of Tide Lines, formed in folk and forged in rock, have an innate understanding for the elevational power of music.
"Connection and communication with our audience through our music is something that feels totally integral to us," affirms Robertson. "I'm writing like that because it's what I've always known, going back to the Scottish folk tradition - those songs always have a really simple melody and a really singalong chorus, something that rises and gets everyone involved. To me, musically, that is the best feeling that you could ever have: people joining in with you."
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