Tyde: The Hidden Spoon


Seth, Heather and Andrew, aka Tyde.

Second album, out now via Mrs Casey Records
Pre-release available now from Mrs Casey Records
Available via all major outlets from April 2013

“Makes me want to stop what I’m doing and dance around on the spot,” – Acoustic Magazine
“The best young band I have heard in years,” – Mike Harding
“A super tight three-piece … their driving rhythmic folk turns on a dime…” – TimeOut London
“A well-balanced collection of instrumentals and songs that clearly shows a step-up from their debut.” – FolkRadio

Acclaimed folk trio Tyde release their much anticipated second album, The Hidden Spoon, via Mrs Casey Music.

Demonstrating a new found maturity, the collection combines traditional energetic jigs and reels, such as album opener Pietros, with carefully arranged songs.

Instrumental Skytehound Pt I & II seamlessly blends Irish concertina player Niall Vallely’s Mullacreevie with a self-penned tune, while the contemplative Evening Solace sets a verse by Charlotte Bronte to original music, and Katrina recounts the true story of how New Orleans rebuilt itself after 2005’s devastating hurricane. Though they remain rooted in the Scottish and Irish folk traditions, the surprising Haslemere even features a subtle Americana influence.

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.”

Based in the North East of England and Scottish Borders and formed from members of Kathryn Tickell’s famed Folkestra project – a regional youth ensemble based at The Sage Gateshead – Andrew Waite (accordion), Heather Gessey (fiddle, vocals) and Seth Tinsley (guitar, double bass, vocals) first caused a stir as finalists at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. Their self-titled debut album arrived in early 2010 to widespread acclaim, supported by a period of heavy gigging and major festivals.

Prior to a major autumn tour, Tyde’s forthcoming live appearances include:

  • Saturday 9 February 2013 Cheltenham Folk Festival 2013, Cheltenham Town Hall, noon & 7pm, £10
  • Sunday 17 February 2013 Topsham Folk Club, Topsham, Devon, 8:00pm, £8
  • Sunday 21 April 2013 Folk Weekend Oxford, The Old Fire Station, Oxford, £30/£12
  • Sunday 26 May 2013 Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, 7:30pm, £8/£10
  • Monday 27 May 2013 Fishguard Folk Festival, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • Friday 14 June 2013 Live@215, Sheffield, 7:30pm, £6/£8
  • Monday 26 August 2013 Towersey Festival, Towersey, Oxfordshire, 10:00pm, £110 (5days), £30 (1 day)

Album sampler and free download, plus more information available from: www.tydefolk.com

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