TIDE LINES are the coming force in Scottish music. In 2019 they won The Rising Sound Of Scotland title at the Scottish Music Awards, and in March performed to 67,000 people at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield stadium ahead of Scotland's victory over France in the Six Nations.
They have even found ways to continue bringing music to the people during the Covid-19 restrictions. Band leader Robert Roberston recently sang from the window of his Glasgow flat and was serenaded by a neighbour down the street. The film of this has been shared an extraordinary 1.2 million times. Robert also did an acoustic sofa session and raised several thousand pounds for The Simon Community Scotland.
Now Tide Lines are looking to the future and life after Lockdown, announcing an Irish and British tour which will take in the Róisín Dubh on Thursday November 5 at 8pm.
From the Highlands and the islands
The band - Robert Robertson (guitar/vocals ), Ross Wilson (keyboards ), Alasdair Turner (guitar ), Gus Munro (drums ) - hail from the Scottish Highlands, the islands, and Glasgow.
Their sound mixes heartfelt soul, folk, and big guitars, and while they sing in English, there is a very definite sense of a group keenly aware of, and drawing from, the Scots Gàidhlig tradition. They released their debut single, ‘Far Side Of The World’ in 2016, followed by their debut album, Dreams We Never Lost, in 2017.
Tide Lines second album, Eye Of The Storm, has just been released. "'Eye of the Storm' is a line from the opening track on the album," says Robertson, "but I think it perfectly sums up the collection of songs as a whole.
"I grew up in a small town and the album attempts to sum up both the natural beauty that surrounded me, but also the calmness that a sense of community can bring in the midst of an increasingly busy and noisy world. Hopefully some of this escapism can be found within the songs.”
Tickets are €12.50 and available from www.roisindubh.net