Updated on January 3, 2017
LIINES – coverage round up
Out now digitally and on 7″ vinyl the double-A of Disappear and Be Here is the band’s first on a physical format and for Reckless Yes, who also handle their management.
You can buy the single in either format here.
Coverage for LIINES – Disappear / Be Here:
- “Both songs have an inescapable urge with rolling bass runs directly locking in with the vocal melody. While hi-hats and a dissonant guitar mark the offbeats in ‘Disappear’, ‘Be Here’ can boost a bona fide sing-along chorus.” – The Quietus
- “perfect slice of post-punk pop” – God Is In The TV
- “The driving bassline and crisp vocals invoking comparisons to the likes of Savages, LIINES are certainly ones to watch.” – Louder Than War
- “On ‘Disappear’, machine gun snares, pumping high hats blend with screeching jarring guitars in a minimalist post punk symphony, while McVeigh’s voice soars above. The bassline sounds new wave and drives everything forward.” – Collapseboard
- “These dark festival tent stages are perfect for LIINES’ sharp angular assault on the senses.” – Even the Stars
- “‘Disappear’ is a fraught slice of punk rock with echoes of Sleater Kinney, Elastica and Fugazi in the mix. It’s urgent and vital stuff.” – The National Student
- Interview with Are We Alive
- Interview with Louder Than War
- “By the end of their live set, the audience are almost as breathless as Zoe, who delivers a performance that lays everything bare and holds nothing back whilst Steph struts effortless cool like all great bass players, visually detached from what’s going on around her but absolutely atuned to her band mates and Leila’s drumming is so often the driving force behind the songs.” – Even the Stars
- “The raw vocals and deliberately dissonant accents of Disappear give the song a heart-fluttering intensity, whilst Be Here provides a shout-along chorus. The two songs are different faces of the same coin, dark and bitter, made sharp by their simplicity. By keeping it simple, LIINES extract the maximum amount of power from their songs. The anger in both tracks is palpable, and the tunes are sure to be a live favourite.” – Are We Alive?
- “‘Be Here’ is one of our favourites from the Manchester based trio, it’s edgy,snarly “post-apocalyptic pop” (which as a definition probably makes less sense than “post-punk”). Expect them to make Brobdingnagian strides in 2017.” – Von Pip Musical Express
- “Direct and uncompromsing, LIINES are a band at the top of their game at the moment.” – Even the Stars (live review of 26 November Manchester AATMA show)
- Louder Than War ones to watch 2017
- Local press from Manchester Evening News and Bury Times.
- Radio play on John Kennedy (Radio X), Shell Zenner (Amazing Radio), Charlie Ashcroft (Amazing Radio), The Rumble (Radio Andra), The Wildcard Show (FCUM Radio), Unsigned Radio Guide (Amazing Radio), Get In Her Ears (Hoxton Radio), Morphettes podcast, Music Is My Radar.
- Advertising in Louder Than War magazine (print)
- Online promotion via Scruff of the Neck, We Are LIINES, Reckless Yes.
Previous press coverage and other information is on the LIINES website.
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