Saturday, December 09, 2023

Tide Lines at Brewery Arts

Kendal, Cumbria, UK. Saturday 09-December-2023.

The sister-in-law and husband are fans of Tide Lines and have seen them several times. They were performing at nearby Kendal and as Mary’s aunt Avril wanted to go we made an evening of it with a lovely meal beforehand and an overnight stay.

The support act were Blue Violet, a duo; the female lead had a good voice. 

Tide Lines are folk-rock and have been described as “anthemic indie-folk”. To my ear they are less folk and more rock with catchy choruses that the crowd can chant along to more like U2 or Queen or other stadium filling bands. Mary detected more of the folk elements with songs that reminded her of the traditional folk tunes she grew up with.

We were towards the back of the venue and as it has a low ceiling and the stage isn’t raised up you don’t get much of a view of the band. 

We were surrounded by people singing along to every song. They clearly knew all the words and were enthusiastically waving their hands in the air. It was bizarrely being like at a cult meeting surrounded by the faithful. I did enjoy the music notwithstanding the adulation from others. 

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