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Luna Tides

Based: Cardiff
Genre: Folk/Rock
Website: Facebook

January is always the time of year when you read lots of tips about new bands who are going to make an impact in the year ahead, so what better excuse to take time out and tell you about a band who I certainly feel need to be mentioned in those ‘ones to watch’ conversations. That band are Luna Tides who are Thomas, Sion, Rhys and Craig, currently based in Cardiff.

Luna Tides formed twelve months ago and have had an incredible year as part of the Forte 10 project, gaining many notable reviews from the likes of Tom Robinson, Adam Walton and David Owens. I remember my first encounter with the band at Dim Sŵn in April 2016 when they played Cardiff’s Undertone, and my lasting impression was of a band who had everything when it comes to writing and performing perfectly crafted pop music, I was fixated by them for the entirety of the set. Reflecting on that, I am not sure why it has taken me so long to give them an introducing write-up here on AMP.

The band finished 2016 by releasing their debut EP ‘Open Woods’ which is an accomplished, beautiful and perfectly-crafted piece of work that simply makes life worth living. The EP is full of uplifting melodies, honey-coated vocals, sweet lyrics, gentle percussions and rhythms that all combine in a glorious manner. Music is here to enrich our lives and make us smile, and Luna Tides certainly do all that and more.

Please, I urge you to take moments out of your busy life to listen to the wonderful opening track from the EP and, if I was a betting man, I would bet my mortgage and life savings on the fact that you will fall head over heels in love with Luna Tides.

Keep your eyes and ears open for new music and tour dates for 2017, you would be a fool to miss out on Luna Tides.

Steve Tay

Sally Robin

"will stun you into complete and utter silence"
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"will instantly become your new favourite band"
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