Tide Lines

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At A Glance

Indie folk four piece from Glasgow


Tide Lines


  • Robert Robertson: vocals/guitar/songwriting
  • Alasdair Turner: guitar
  • Ross Wilson: keyboards
  • Fergus Munro: drums[1]

Associated acts

Tide Lines is an indie folk band from Glasgow[2]. The band formed in 2016 when Robert Robertson and Ross Wilson left Skipinnish, and got together with Alasdair Turner, and Fergus Munro, formerly of Suciperro. Their album Eye of the Storm reached number 12 in the UK charts and number 1 in the Scottish charts[3]. The band record in their own studio, a former church on the Isle of Mull[4].


Tide Lines - Written in the Scars (Live from St. Andrews, Club 601, St. Andrews Students Union)


Whether you are living in Scotland, or on the far side of the world, Tide Lines have created an album to make you feel at home wherever you are. - ReviewSphere

...a band who have stepped neatly into the canyon left by Runrig’s retirement with their big, hearty, commercial Celtrock sound and tear-in-my-Buckfast sentimentalised Scotia lyrics about hopes and dreams, lonely towns and big countries. - The Scotsman

Its towering melodies are matched with the biggest of hearts, as Robert Robertson’s impassioned vocals capture the romance of recognising that you’re in the middle of a moment that you’ll look back upon in years to come... Tide Lines now look to step up another level with a collection of songs that are infused with rousing hooks, spine-tingling emotions and widespread, expansive ambition. It achieves all of that without losing sight of their roots. - Total Ntertainment

Anchored in their Highlands roots, Tide Lines have evolved to become a modern alt-pop band with universal, international appeal and the anthemic, emotional punch of classic American heartland rock. Robert Robertson’s voice is clear and confident as he delivers stirring lyricism rich with forward-thinking optimism. - Scottish Music Network


Year Title Type
2016 Far Side of the World Single
2017 Dreams We Never Lost Album
2018 Let's Make Tonight E.P.
2020 Lockdown Mixtape E.P.
2020 Eye of the Storm Album
2022 Rivers in the Light Single
2022 Rivers in the Light (Stripped) Single
2022 Written in the Scars Single
2022 Written in the Scars (Stripped) Single
2022 This Christmas Time (with NatiDredd) Single
2023 These Days Single
2023 These Days (Piano Version) Single


  1. Tide Lines. 'Facebook'. https://www.facebook.com/wearetidelines/.
  2. Tide Lines. 'Facebook'. https://www.facebook.com/wearetidelines/.
  3. The Herald. 'Tide Lines: The band that knocked Gerry Cinnamon off the No 1 spot'. https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18466124.tide-lines-band-knocked-gerry-cinnamon-off-no-1-spot/.
  4. The Line of Best Fit. 'On the Rise Tide Lines'. https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/features/interviews/tide-lines-on-the-rise.

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