The Pale White and High Tyde at the Dome
After amassing a strong following thanks to thousands of streams on SoundCloud and old fashioned word-of-mouth, both Newcastle Upon Tyne trio The Pale White and Brigton-based four-piece High Tyde have struck a chord with a new generation of indie-rock and pop fans.
With their songs appearing to follow a similar design of thunderous and larger-than-life production mixed with cool guitar rifts, The Pale White opened the night with their track Deceiver. Just as proceedings began to gain momentum, the trio switched gears with the haunting Second Place. Despite poor acoustics affecting much of their brief set, they refused to be deterred and got the crowd, all with pints in hand, to sing along.
Headline act High Tyde graced the stage shortly after and kicked off a rapturous, albeit short, set. The searing Keep On, complete with the a rapid guitar solo and commanding vocals, prompted an adrenaline-filled mosh pit to form.
The band showed no signs of slowing down with their energy multiplying with each song they did. Everyone was on their feet when the quartet performed fan-favourite Dark Love. Full of angst and lyrics about the tempestuous nature of young love, the concertgoers hung on to every single word.
There was something to be said about both bands, with their polar opposite sounds, which seemed to appeal to the same audience. The same boys that were swaying their arms in unison to The Pale White were initiating mosh pits and fist pumping during High Tyde’s set.
Both groups appear to be on the cusp of their respective big breaks. Whether it’s The Pale White’s publishing deal with Beckett Music, which promises new music this summer, or High Tyde’s subtle shift into more radio-friendly songs, both bands have dreams of performing for larger crowds in bigger venues. And judging by all the energy and drive in the venue, there is no reason that won’t soon become a reality.
Photos: Mike Garnell
For further information about The Pale White and future events visit here.
For further information about High Tyde and future events visit here.
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