News: High Tides Persist: Nottingham Quintet Release Mini-Album ‘I’m Not Giving Up, I’m Just Starting Over’

Nottingham Quintet High Tides, self-described as ‘putting emo into pop punk since 2015’, are pleased to unveil mini-album‘I’m Not Giving Up, I’m Just Starting Over’. Out digitally and physically today via Scylla Records, Vocalist Christian Litchfield comments, “We’ve been sat on this album for a long time since recording it, and we’ve been itching to get it released ever since we got the final masters back. Whilst we’re really excited to get it out there for people to hear, there’s always the nerves that come with releasing something so personal. So hopefully our hard work and passion go down well with the release, and we hope people like it.”
Completed by Tom Slack (bass/vocals), Matt Bramley (guitar/vocals), Alex Hiley (guitar) and Connor Rogers (drums), High Tides have for the most part, been in eachother’s lives for years, some even from school age: “We’ve all been in bands previously both together and separately, but this final line up just clicked instantly both musically and socially”. Within the busy sphere pop punk, High Tides say that what sets them apart from their contemporaries is both their music and their live show: “We feel our sound brings some fresh elements to the UK Pop punk sound: a bit deeper, more mature and tending to stray from the typical ‘In sound’ of now. It’s always crazy energetic and we put absolutely everything into it; we don’t feel we’ve done a good enough job unless we come off stage looking like we’ve had a bath in sweat. I think that energy appeals to the crowd and allows them to enjoy every show by seeing how much we enjoy it, and that its okay to have a good old dance.”
‘I’m Not Giving Up, I’m Just Starting Over’ was recorded with Myroslav Boris of Jigsaw Audio at Artifex Studios in Derby, with the band explaining: “We wanted to tell a story with the EP. So its starts very upbeat and bright; as it goes along it definitely takes a more serious and darker turn towards the end.” Comparing it’s sound to that of familiar favourites such as The Story So Far, State Champs and The Wonder Years, they also comment that they draw influences from “Hit The Lights for some catchy, bouncy characteristics; Four Year Strong for gritty aggressive vocals; more ‘Emo’ influences such as Taking Back Sunday and Brand New for Chris’ loud, raw, passionate vocals.” But whatever you make of the sound, you can be sure they’ll be delivering it with a big smile on their faces: “We really enjoy this band. UK Pop Punk, and even social network groups worldwide, have been so supportive and the whole scene is just so friendly. We’ve met so many bands and great people in a year and we just want this release to allow us to carry on this journey, meeting and sharing our music with more people.”  
Catch High Tides on the road in March: 

17th – Nottingham, Rock City Basement (EP Release Show) 
19th – Liverpool, Maguire’s Pizza Bar 
20th – Glasgow, The Hug and Pint 
21st – Leeds, Bad Apples 
22nd – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar 
23rd – Swansea, 8-Bit 
24th – Wrexham, Rewind 
25th March – Newport, Le Pub 
26th – Bristol, Stag and Hounds

Mini-album ‘I’m Not Giving Up, I’m Just Starting Over’ is out now via Scylla Records. 

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