High Tides: Behind The Album Artwork

Nottingham Quintet High Tides classify themselves as ‘putting emo into pop punk since 2015’. The members have for the most part, been in each other’s lives for many years, some even from school age. Now the group are here to talk about their artwork of their upcoming release ‘Im Not Giving Up, I’m Just Starting Over‘ which you can read about below!


All of the artwork for ‘I’m Not Giving Up, I’m Just Starting Over’ was done by our bass player Tom, and as a collaboration with a couple members of the band. We always try and do artwork in house when we can as that makes the whole project that bit more personal for us as a whole.

The main thing we wanted to represent was the feeling of change, hence the reason for the autumn theme throughout the artwork as it really conveys this idea well. With the leaves changing and falling, it’s like a fresh start, which is a idea that runs throughout the whole record. With the back cover artwork what we wanted to represent with the map was a feeling of being lost and trying to find yourself again, again tied in with the autumnal theme.

We expanded this imagery all through into the inlays by using the same photo that’s on the back cover, but adjusting the colours and added key recording credits. For the CD we just wanted to keep it simple and plain, as there’s so much going on in the actual cover, meaning we just used the same fonts and lettering and background colour. The overall package tie together well.

We slaved over this cover for a long, long time and it has taken many different forms and designs to get to the final one that we have today. Overall we are super happy with how it came out really proud of what we have made. We really hope everyone enjoys it and can see the effort we have put into making it the best that it can be.


The record will be released on March 17th via Scylla Records.