The Lines are one of those rare bands that are managing to make their way in the musical world with a generally rough-edged indie sound – but are also willing to experiment with other styles. This is what makes them stand out from their peers and this is what made them get chosen for this week.
The Lines hail from Wolverhampton and have, in the space of six years, toured many places across the world and supported many great artists such as The Maccabees and Ian Brown. And despite all this, they still don’t let it go to their heads and they remember exactly where they came from. So much so that, on the 15th December, the band are scheduled to play their biggest headline show to date: a homecoming show at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall.
So what makes this band so special? Is it just that they’ve supported big names? Is it that they remain true to their own sound while also toying with others? Well, yes…but it’s also that their tracks are infused with the type of energy than many acts fail to attain – even live. And even with all this recorded energy, you can tell upon listening that the songs have room to grow in a live environment. In short, a listen to the band’s recordings are not only thoroughly enjoyable but also make you want to immediately go and see them perform.
And that, in a nutshell, is why they are this week’s stand-out band. And to introduce you further to the band, you can check out their most recent single ‘No Illusions, No Cheap Tricks‘ here.