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Glasstide will be playing their launch show on 12th October 2014 supporting Dirty Youth at The Cavern in Exeter.

Glasstide Launch Show

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Fresh faced, young blooded, and ready to take the world by storm; Glasstide are set to be Exeter’s hottest new export! Combining the raw edge of hard rock, the energy of punk, and catchy pop melodies, Glasstide aim to breathe new life into the music scene.

Glasstide recorded their upcoming material at the now legendary Rockfield studios; ground previously trodden by the likes of Oasis, Queen, Black Sabbath, and more. With Martyn Ginge Ford, and Matt Bond (Bullet for My Valentine, Skindred, The Dirty Youth) co-ordinating proceedings in the studio, Glasstide are set to release fresh, exciting, cutting-edge tunes.

The rise of Glasstide is not something you’ll want to miss!

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Three Quick Questions for Glasstide

Where did the name Glasstide come from?
It came from drinking game we played whilst sitting around, trying to think of band names. You take three shots, Jagerbombs, or glasses of beer, hold all three, and tip the glasses so each drink falls into the next glass. first one to neck it all wins.

Which other bands would you say you are similar to?
Blink 182, Black Stone Cherry, Sleeping With Sirens

As you’re a new band, and people probably won’t have heard of you before, tell us why they should come out and see you?
As a new band, you always have a point to prove, and we’re gonna bring our A-game! We’re gonna be erupting our set in small, sweaty venues, those are always the best gigs!!

Glasstide L-R Elliot, Billy, Gav, Tristan
Glasstide L-R Elliot, Billy, Gav, Tristan (Photo by Tom Russell Photography)

 

Glasstide  are  Eliott – Drums / Billy – Bass / Gav – Vocals / Tris – Guitar

Introduction to Each Band Member in Ten Q&A

Gav

Glasstide Gav
Gav

How long have you played guitar/sung?

I started playing guitar at the age of 10 then took the role of being a singer at age 14.

What made you want to play guitar/sing?

I started playing guitar about the age of 10, discovered Guns N Roses and found I had a good amount of confidence and energy. In school I was the class clown so I obviously liked the attention. As far as the front-man bit goes I like entertaining people and strutting around like Mick Jagger wearing bad ass clothes and making people go crazy, sounds like the ideal job.

Who are your biggest influences?

Roger Daltry, Sebastian Bach, Iggy Pop, Steve Tyler and David lee Roth.

What was the first record you bought?

The Offspring – Smash, still listen to it to this day!

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The Offsrping

Who is/are your favourite artists/bands?

Well one of the first bands I classed as my favourite band were The Offspring so they are up there for old times sake. In general I love rock n roll / punk /and I also love my 80s Hair Metal, Skid Row, Mötley Crüe, Guns N Roses The Who, Alice Cooper, Sex Pistols, I could name you many more but we will be here all day !

What is your favourite song of all time?

I’m not going to answer that because I won’t be able to change it ! Too many !!

What, for you, is the most memorable album in your collection and why?

This is easy ! The Who -Quadrophenia I collect vinyl and have a lot but by far Quadrophenia because I think it is atmospheric, well arranged and the whole concept of the album is superb ! I saw the film at a young age and was amazed by the music, thats how i discovered The Who.

Which is the best gig you have played and why?

The one that comes to mind is when we almost started a riot in Exeter. Supporting Gus G’s Firewind was pretty killer too!

If you could open for a headline act (past or present) who would it be and why?

The Who …… I think every band would want to open for these guys. The after party would be insane, me and Keith moon would have got on like a house on fire, we could start up our own business refurbishing hotel rooms (knocking the f**kers down).

Apart from Glasstide which up and coming bands would you recommend people listen to and/or go to see?

The guys in Idiom ,Pillars and Embers of Eden, all Exeter bands and are rad!

Tris

Tris
Tris (Photo by Tom Russell)

How long have you played guitar?

Guitar player for too many years to count! I started off in the cradle.

What made you want to play guitar?

I think my inner clown decided that being onstage was something that I wanted to do. As much as I like to think I’m funny, I’m no stand up comedian, and I can’t act – that kind of left me with guitar playing by default

Who are your biggest influences?

On guitar? Slash, and Zakk Wylde, but as far as songwriting goes, Max Martin, and Mutt Lange are really influencing the writing and arranging side at the moment.

What was the first record you bought?

AC/DC – For Those about to Rock. I decided to take album buying into my own hands after somebody decided a thoughtful ‘gift’ would be a Cliff Richard CD.

The Potato Eaters - Van Gogh
The Potato Eaters – Van Gogh

Who is/are your favourite artists/bands?

Favourite artist is probably Van Gogh – Band’s would be Guns N’ Roses, Black Stone Cherry, Blink, Offspring, Katy Perry (not a typo)

What is your favourite song of all time?

This really does change on a daily basis, but there a few that always get me, no matter what. Back In Black is always a winner!

What, for you, is the most memorable album in your collection and why?

So many memorable albums… Sex Pistols; Never Mind the Bollocks, Appetite from GNR to name a couple

Which is the best gig you have played and why?

From experience, I can tell you that a Bass head catching on fire can pretty quickly turn a gig from awesome, into a nightmare! Twice that’s happened now… The best gigs are always the small, packed out, sweaty one’s though!

If you could open for a headline act (past or present) who would it be and why?

I think opening for some of the old school bands would’ve been amazing. The stories you hear from tours with Zeppelin, The Who, Crue, G N R all sound mad. We’re always up for a good time!

Apart from Glasstide which up and coming bands would you recommend people listen to and/or go to see?

The Dirty Youth – Female fronted rock, awesome band!

Eliott

Eliott
Eliott (Photo by Tom Russell)

How long have you played drums sung?

Going on 7 years now, though I had a couple years hiatus before I originally met these guys at the beginning of 2013. You might say they brought me out of retirement.

What made you want to play drums?

My brother bought a drum kit, I sat down on it and it instantly clicked. It’s easier when you’re good at something. I assumed earlier in life that music wasnt something I could do, just goes to show you don’t know til you try.

Who are your biggest influences?

I think Iron Maiden and Metallica were the first bands that really got me into music, since then my taste in music has broadened somewhat. My Dad is a musician, I think naturally that’s gonna be a big factor in it growing up.

What was the first record you bought?

Eiffel 65- Blue, not even embarrassed. Brilliant track!

Who is/are your favourite artists/bands?

I’m a big fan of 80’s thrash, probably my favourites are Metallica and Testament as well as some more contemporary stuff like Anberlin, Crossfaith and Killswitch Engage. My music taste isn’t massively eclectic, if it fits into the Rock category ill probably like it.

Killswitch Engage
Killswitch Engage

What is your favourite song of all time?

I’m gonna go with Element of One by Killswitch Engage, that’s a big track, lots of emotion, awesome lyrics, brilliant song.

What, for you, is the most memorable album in your collection and why?

Probably the Metallica S&M album, that was probably the first album I listened to it in its entirety.

Which is the best/worst gig you have played and why?

I’ve played gigs to 3 people and 3,000. Naturally the gig in front of 3 was just embarrassing. Good gigs are gigs with good crowds. In 2013 I played a gig at a Skate Jam in Exeter. The crowd reaction was pretty intense and quite unexpected.

If you could open for a headline act (past or present) who would it be and why?

Gonna be a massive fan boy and go with Metallica again, I don’t think I’m alone in that one either!

Apart from Glasstide which up and coming bands would you recommend people listen to and/or go to see?

My answer to this is always the same, some friends of mine in Death by Ki from Bridgewater. They’re one of the tightest live bands, really good songs and musicianship.

Billy

Billy
Billy (Photo By Tom Russell)

How long have you played Bass?

I started playing guitar when I was six, got my first Bass at 13 & decided it was much more my thing!

What made you want to play Bass?

To tell the truth I honestly can’t remember, I suppose every kid needs a hobby! I remember the first moment I begged my parents for an ELECTRIC guitar though, I was 11 & had just started getting into Blink 182, having downloaded a few of their videos from Napster (sorry Lars) and they just looked like the coolest guys alive.

Who are your biggest influences?

Oh god, where do I start? Dan Andriano, Alec Baillie, Hunter Burgan, Mike Burkett, Ken Casey, there’s shed loads!

What was the first record you bought?

Ooof, that’s another tough one to remember but I remember the first album that got me into “Rock” so to speak, was Seventh Son of a Seventh Son by Iron Maiden, even if the cover did make my mum feel sick!

Iron Maiden Seventh son of a Seventh Son Cover
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Cover

Who is your favourite band?

I’m somewhat of a sucker for absolutely anything Alkaline Trio, they’re the one band with massive replay value to me.. I could listen to any album of theirs on repeat for hours on end and never get bored, try me!

What is your favourite song of all time?

My go-to answer for this question has always been “Don’t fear the reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult, I think it’s one of those songs that throws what should be a very deep meaning straight to the surface & doesn’t mess about, even if it was somewhat of a one hit wonder!

What, for you, is the most memorable album in your collection and why?

Ooooh, just one? I’d have to say “Cheer Up” by Reel Big Fish, mainly because a few years ago I was somewhat of a RBF addict & this album is one of my favourites of theirs, it’s a great sing-along album. The first time I saw them live they played nearly every song from this album & it was one of the best live shows I’ve seen to date.

Which is the best/worst gig you have played and why?

Ohh, well there’s a few! The first one that comes to mind as a great gig was my school prom in year 11, despite the fact we’d only scraped a band together a couple days before and mainly played Blur & Monkees covers, I was the drunkest guy in the room (including the teachers), and I threw up HARD in the toilets afterwards, it was a great show, and it always feels that little bit more special to have people you’ve known for years see you play for the first time & love every second of it! As far as bad shows go I’d probably say the time we played with Warrior Soul in Bristol, not because of the show or anyone’s performance but because I was sick seconds before our intro started playing, and had to bolt off stage afterwards to throw up again! Throwing up after shows has become somewhat of a habit I suppose! haha.

If you could open for a headline act (past or present) who would it be and why?

Motley Crue. No question. If you have to ask why then go and see them live!

Apart from Glasstide which up and coming bands would you recommend people listen to and/or go to see?

Our Exeter pals in Idiom & Pillars, and our great friends The Dirty Youth who’ve helped us out a lot recently, we’re playing with them (and Pillars so kill two birds with one stone) on the 12th October at Exeter Cavern!

Glasstide
Glasstide (Photo by Elliott Montello)

What’s coming next……

Glasstide will be playing their launch show with The Dirty Youth at Cavern Club, Exeter on Sunday 12th October 2104. Be one of the first to see this exciting new band. Glasstide are currently working on the video for their lead single, to be released early 2015.

Photographs of Glasstide by Elliott Montello and Tom Russell Photography.

Glasstide Launch Show Poster

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!