The four members of Tide Lines, formed in folk and forged in rock, have
an innate understanding for the elevational power of music. That feeling, age-old but utterly
modern, is there in spades in An Ocean Full of Islands, on standouts like the rousing, carousing
romance of These Days, the sparkling, stately grandeur of Written in the Scars and the
accordion-and-acoustic poetic pen-portraiture of Maybe Everyone Knows. These are songs,
exquisitely written, sung and performed, that are both expansive and inclusive.
“Connection and communication with our audience through our music is something that feels
totally integral to us,” affirms Robertson. “I'm writing like that because it’s what I've always
known, going back to the Scottish folk tradition – those songs always have a really simple
melody and a really singalong chorus, something that rises and gets everyone involved. To me,
musically, that is the best feeling that you could ever have: people joining in with you.”
Tide Lines, get ready. Everyone’s about to join in.