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 are Zoe McVeigh (vocals/guitar), Tamsin Middleton (bass) and Leila O’Sullivan (drums). The Manchester-based trio are a prominent band in the post-punk / new-wave scene, with comparisons ranging from Savages to PINS to Desperate Journalist. Their sound is an infectious, urgent and at times furious blend of Riot Grrrl, post-punk and alt-rock sounds which take in elements of their collective influences.
LIINES started in 2014, born of a previous musical project with founding members Zoe McVeigh (vocals, guitar), Steph Walker (bass) and Leila O’Sullivan (drums).
After a few years of writing, and touring across the UK and Europe, LIINES self-released debut single Never There (November 2015), which received LIINES’ first UK radio play through John Kennedy (Radio X), who made it his single of the week, and Blackout (March 2016) which caught the ears of Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music).
In summer 2016, LIINES signed to Reckless Yes (record label and management), and there started the journey to write and record their debut album with producer Paul Tipler (Elastica, Idlewild, Stereolab).
LIINES released their first physical release – double-A single Disappear/Be Here – on Reckless Yes Records in October 2016.
Before releasing the album, the band line-up underwent a change, with Steph leaving LIINES and passing the much loved bass baton to Tamsin Middleton (Mr Heart, ILL, Tamsin A), who joined the band in May 2017.
Stop-Start was released in May 2018, preceded by singles Shallow (February 2018), Find Something (March 2018) and Cold (April 2018). The album is available on limited white vinyl (sold out). Digipak CD and digitally. More about Stop-Start.