The Tides was an Indie rock band best known as the predecessor to Northern Irish band General Fiasco. The band was formed in 2002 by Owen Srathern, who was to become General Fiasco's lead singer and bassist. The group included Paul McMillan as singer and guitarist, and Paul Quinn on drums. Later the band included a live guitarist Stephen Leacock, who went on to play drums General Fiasco. The group disbanded in 2007 due to the formation of General Fiasco.