Founded by Liverpool native Ben Thomas in 2017, Big Tide was born out of Thomas' disillusionment with the electronic music scene. His previous output as French House producer L'Étranger spanned for six years.
The impetus to form this new project came in 2013 while touring with Spectrals as lead guitarist. A stay in Paris was the final catalyst for a change in musical direction when Ben picked up his 12 string and the chiming sound of Big Tide was born.
Whilst the majority of instruments are performed by Ben Thomas, the album also features guest appearances from former members of Spectrals, Hookworms, Cowtown and Deadwall, who contribute drums, organ and saxophone.
Thomas sings in his signature northern vocal style whilst shimmering 12-string guitars form the cornerstone of the Big Tide sound. Coupled with Ben’s idiosyncratic lyrics and unique delivery, this music presents a great find from Northern England.