Making a great song needn’t be rocket science, sometimes all you need is that one secret ingredient to bring it to life. That’s just the philosophy that has been followed for big tide’s new single ‘Thirst For The Limelight’. With his signature 12-string guitar, Liverpool born songwriter Ben Thomas, under his moniker big tide, has perfected an attention grabbing jangly tone that proves to be delightfully refreshing and engaging. With hints of The Byrds and R.E.M., and more than a little of The Smiths thrown in for good measure, big tide brings classic indie and subtle psychedelica together in this punchy little number. This track may not be the most diverse or the most technical music in the world, but none of that matters when you can so perfectly nail a sound and a vibe like this.