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It’s a truth that goes back as far as Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis: rock music finds its most truthful power in blistering, youthful energy. For Worthing, Sussex quartet High Tyde, this is palpably the case. Take current single ‘Young Offenders’; produced and mixed by Larry Hibbit (Nothing But Thieves, Sundara Karma, Hundred Reasons), it’s a fizzing slice of alt-dance rock with a darkened heart and a chorus which you fancy could decimate many a festival field in the not too distant future with consummate ease.

Still with an average age of just 20, the fourpiece – bassist and vocalist Cody Thomas-Matthews, guitarists Connor Cheetham and Spencer Tobias-Williams and drummer Louis Semlekan-Faith – have racked up over 3 million plays on Spotify (as well as 35 on Radio 1), sold out London’s landmark Scala venue and toured the length and breadth of the UK, all through sheer force of will and an unquenchable love for melody. “We got together when we were about 14 and from that day to this, High Tyde has been our life,” says Cody. This commitment has forged High Tyde into a band bursting with a summery bounce that brings to mind the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, while ladling in an enigmatic lyricism and angular tonality that is both reminiscent of Foals and The 1975 and mature far beyond their years.

Having spent their adolescence building up a following across the south coast on the strength of their explosive, sweat-drenched live show the band began to properly hone their recorded output on 2015’s joyous Fuzz EP. It proved to be a watershed moment, with ears immediately pricking up among the band’s peers and music industry suits. It was a breakthrough that led to a national tour with Little Comets, festival slots at Boardmasters, Y Not, Dot To Dot, Reading and Leeds, Spain’s Arenal Sound and a mainstage appearance at Japan’s Summersonic, as well as one off shows as far afield as Los Angeles and supports to Rat Boy and the Hunna. They will be touring the UK in February – dates below.

That they have enjoyed a genuinely remarkable trajectory of development isn’t lost on the boys, but they’re also clear that this isn’t a case of artificially inflated overnight success or exposure over substance. “We’ve been working constantly, every day, for five years,” notes Connor. “We never take time off from this. Ever.”

It is true that the very best music comes from that magic mix of youth, energy, determination and creative spark – and by those measures and many more besides, High Tyde are as exciting a prospect as you could possibly imagine.