Rock and roll is easy. It only requires your total commitment. The best of it isn't necessarily the most technically advanced or conceptually elevated music out there. It just has to mean something to the people doing it to have any hope of meaning anything to the people hearing it. TIDALWAVE is an alternative rock trio based in Berlin that is the embodiment of that concept.
The band, led by French vocalist/guitarist Dean, began in the U.K, moved ... to America, and has finally ended up in Germany, all in the pursuit of getting the feel just right. “Coming to Berlin really pushed me to take this musical direction with the theme of being reborn’” he says, “It was a chance for me to start over.”
That start led directly to the new Tidalwave EP release "1992" , a collection of songs that achieves Dean’s stated goal of creating a musical tidal wave that overwhelms listeners with power, heaviness, and emotions. The sound is a fresh take on what made alternative rock great in the first place, namely big grinding riffs, memorable songs, and deeply personal lyrics. The record was mixed by American producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me), who also mixed the band’s first EP. The title single “1992” is getting close to three million views on YouTube and shows no sign of slowing down.
TIDALWAVE has been on a long journey since first emerging in the U.K. in 2008 as a four-piece. The band has evolved and endured to see it's time in Germany, which began in 2014, become its best period yet. Tidalwave has played the best rock clubs in Berlin, toured with Black Map in 2015, Wild Throne in 2016, and appeared at the Rock im Grünen Festival in 2016, as well. This new music will move the band closer to the bigger and better goals it carries and also paves the way for the full-length recording slated to drop in 2018. Fans of Silverchair, Smashing Pumpkins, and Breaking Benjamin will latch on to "1992", as will anyone who craves the real rock and roll experience. Spin it and see if you qualify.