If you’re into energy of early Saosin and the melodic tendencies of Circa Survive, Secret & Whisper or This Armistice, then you’ll find plenty to admire in Tidelines. ‘Shelter’ is taken from the band’s debut self-titled album, due for release on April 28th and is full of warm, sumptuous layers of vocals and ambient guitars.

You can read more in my POV piece at Punktastic and check out the video below:

The vocals ride the crest of the instrumentals, always resting just above to emphasise the underlying melody but never dominating them for their own purpose. To some this might make the vocals too passive, but for me this convergence of ambient guitars and vocals creates a dream-like quality that’s addictive and moving.


Band: Tidelines
Hometown: Seattle, USA
Label: Unsigned
Release information: Debut album ‘Tidelines’ out April 28th. Pre-order here.