There’s something about Aussie beach side hardcore bands that just works. Parkway Drive, 50 Lions and In Hearts Wake are all products of coastal Australia, bands that seem to contain an inexplicable ‘otherness’ that makes them shine. Miles Away are no exception to this idea. With members now spread all over Australia and the world, producing an album to match their excellent and extensive back catalogue was never going to be an easy task. But after 5 years of writing, touring, writing, living, growing and writing some more, the coastal Western Australian outfit have finally pulled through with another record. And it was definitely worth the wait. ‘Tide’ is a ripper of a listen. In a refreshing move for the scene it is carefully written, well produced and executed with absolute perfection. There are no fillers here. The gravely vocals of Hornsell compliment the music laid down by his band mates perfectly, with all this energy, angst and desire just to be heard well and truly on display. If you like hardcore, buy this album. If you like punk, buy this album. If you like Norwegian, pagan inspired, glam- pop jazz fusion…buy this album. ‘Tide’ is an album of the year, displaying a band well and truly in their prime.