Post punks LIINES have built a reputation as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from Manchester.

“LIINES, a band I’ve been dying to see for so long…they lived up to every expectation. Absolutely incredible.” John Kennedy, Radio X, X-Posure

LIINES release much-anticipated debut albumStop-Start, on 4 May 2018 through Reckless Yes. 

LIINES are Zoe McVeigh (vocals/guitar), Tamsin Middleton (bass) & Leila O’Sullivan (drums) – a prominent part of the post-punk/new-wave scene, with comparisons ranging from Savages to PINS to Desperate Journalist. They blend Riot Grrrl, post-punk and alt-rock sounds with collective influences in Joy Division, The Pixies and Sleater-Kinney.

LIINES have released a string of hotly received singles  Never There (2016), double-A single Disappear/Be Here and Blackout (both 2017), Shallow (2018) and most recently Find Something (2018). 

LIINES have garnered support from the likes of Gigslutz, Louder Than War, Collapse Board, and The Quietus, with spins on Radio X (John Kennedy), BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music (Tom Robinson) and Amazing Radio,

Over the last 18-month LIINES have played a string of festivals including Head for the Hills, Dot to Dot, Camden Rocks, Off The Record, Loud Women, #Blogtober, When in Manchester. They’ve headlined John Kennedy’s Radio X night at Tooting Tram & Social and performed alongside Hot Snakes, Desperate Journalist and Nelson Can.


● Latest releases including details of LIINES debut album Stop-Start, out on Reckless Yes Records on 4 May.
LIINES have been working with producer Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Stereolab, Placebo, Elastica) since spring 2016.


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John Kennedy, Radio X, X-Posure “LIINES, a band I’ve been dying to see for so long – I finally got to see them and they lived up to every expectation. Absolutely incredible”
The Unsigned Guide “LIINES are, in my humble opinion, one of the most impressive acts to come out of Manchester in recent years.”
Louder than War: “LIINES are your new favourite post-punk trio.”
Little Indie Blogs “LIINES are probably the best group in this genre on the indie scene at the moment.”
The Quietus: “Brilliant – driving and strident, it’s pared down to the bare essentials: an urgent vocal melody, a propulsive rhythm, grinding guitars.”
Gigslutz: “LIINES are one of the most refreshing sounds to emerge not just from Manchester but from anywhere.”
Even the Stars: “[LIINES demonstrate] more with every show and every new song that they reveal is that they’re one of the most important bands around at the moment.”

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