New Artist of the Day – The Lines

Who said only happiness could be found in the darkest of places? How about music? Today’s New Artist of the Day are from Wolverhampton and call themselves ”ËœThe Lines’.

Since forming in 2008, the four-piece band have gained a cult following and fantastic reputation. The Lines have put together a selection of songs that are physically impossible not to like. Those songs you can’t avoid dancing to.

Alex Ohm has everything that is needed for a lead singer: confidence, talent and best of all, no arrogance. Ohm and his fellow band members have a close bond and the down to earth personalities that are unfortunately becoming rare from bands.

Their self-titled debut album doesn’t have enough recognition. The Lines are all about indie and are heavily influenced by music over the years, from The Verve to Radiohead and even steering to The Rapture. Sing-a-long lyrics, catchy riffs and a beat anyone can dance to ”“ that’s The Lines.

Over the years, the Wolverhamptoners have supported legends Ocean Colour Scene, Editors, The Twang, The Maccabees and even The Charlatans. They’re obviously doing something right.

Their brand new EP has been recently released, featuring their most recent single which gained airtime on Kerrang! Radio ”ËœNo Illusions [No Cheap Tricks]’. Alongside this are, ”ËœFoundations’ and ”ËœFickle Crowds’, where we meet a slightly more rock side to The Lines.

A quality that every band needs, The Lines have ”“ putting on one heck of a show live. It’s hard not to love the music the four talented lads have created. Even I find my own mother walking round the house singing their feel-good songs!

Take a listen and realise what you’ve been missing out on. I dare you.

You can order merchandise, their recent EP and debut album here, follow them on twitter and ”Ëœlike’ them on Facebook.

All words by Lucy Thompson. You can follow her on Twitter.

Image by Andy Hughes.

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