Tyde, who were a part of the phenomenal 2011 festival and return again this year, release their much anticipated second album, The Hidden Spoon, via Mrs Casey Music on 1 April 2013.
Demonstrating a newfound maturity, the collection combines traditional energetic jigs and reels, such as album opener Pietros, with carefully arranged songs.
With all three members now contributing vocals, and with the addition of percussionist Jim Molyneux (4Square, The Old Dance School) and bassist, Pete Thomas (Megan Henwood) on several tracks, the energetic and considered Hidden Spoon clearly finds Tyde upping their game.
“It definitely shows a more mature sound,” says Heather. “We do raucous tunes … and also complicated and interesting to listen to tracks, but ultimately the progression is in the songs.”
“We’ve all got better as musicians,” reckons Andrew. “We were quite young when we did the first one. For me it’s taken a few years to be more comfortable in the studio, to get more confident. We didn’t know much during the recording of the first album. With this one we were more involved with everything.”
“With the addition of bass and drums, it’s more energetic,” confirms Seth. “The last record felt a bit safe – there’s more of an edge to this one.”