Monday, July 7, 2014

“Karibu” by High Tyde – A Song Review

     “Karibu” is simultaneously light and sophisticated. Its “lightness” is intended; the song is in the Pop genre and is promoted as having a “summer vibe.” However, it has a level of sophistication in its guitar riffs and its transitions. For example, the transition from quiet to energetic at the 2:27 mark is well arranged and executed. Are these guys really only seventeen years old? The song would indicate that otherwise. Bottom line -  if they continue to produce music like this, it doesn’t matter how old they are or whether they are spelling-challenged.
     High Tyde is based in Brighton, UK. The members are Cody Thomas-Matthews (vocals, bass,  and electronics), Spencer Tobias-Williams (guitar), Louis Semlekan-Faith (drums and backing vocals), and Connor Cheetham (guitar).

      “Karibu” by High Tyde

      “Dream Fixx” by High Tyde

Quoting the press material of High Tyde:
     "High Tyde follow up their hugely successful debut EP ‘Trixx’ with summer single ‘Karibu’.
     The group consisting of Cody Thomas-Matthews, Spencer Tobias-Williams, Connor Cheetham and Louis Semlekan-Faith all only 17 years of age produce an infectious sound filled with uplifting vibes and great energy. The young and passionate Indie-Tropica four-piece have been named as one of the bands to watch by BBC Introducing South and have recently sold out headline shows at Brighton The Haunt and Leeds Cockpit and are set for a big summer with multiple festivals and gigs lined up. Recent performances at The Great Escape and Queen of Hoxton – as part of XFM DJ Georgie Rogers’ Cat Lovers night – also adding the their every growing reputation.
     The group has taken a very DIY approach to touring, booking their own shows and taking their energetic live set across the country. A growing fan base currently standing at 4k Facebook ‘likes’ and 2k Twitter followers are desperate for new music and ‘Karibu’ certainly doesn't disappoint."

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