LIINES are Zoe McVeigh (vocals, guitar) and Leila O’Sullivan (drums). They are a three piece with new bassist Anna Donigan (ex-PINS, currently also with Honeyblood). LIINES formed in 2014 and has built a reputation as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from Manchester in recent years. In the last 18 months they’ve toured with Sleaford Mods, supported the likes of Ash, Hot Snakes and Slow Readers Club. They’ve been handpicked by Tim Burgess for slots at Kendal Calling and Cotton Clouds. They were Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition finalists (and performed twice at the festival). They were selected by BBC Introducing for Bluedot festival. And they’ve received radio play from a number of 6 Music DJs, Radio X’s John Kennedy, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and more. 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. There’s the dark angular undertones and brooding introspection of Joy Division, the high energy of The Pixies and the emotive, impassioned sound of Sleater-Kinney wrapped in catchy fast-paced riff-laden songs. LIINES released debut album Stop-Start in May 2018 via Reckless Yes Records. Recorded and produced by Paul Tipler (Elastica, Idlewild, Placebo, Stereolab). Two rounds of limited 12” vinyl has sold out. It’s available on CD Digipak and digitally (all platforms): http://liines.bandcamp.com They’re currently working on their second album. Previous bassists including founder-member Steph Walker (2014-2017), and Tamsin Middleton (2017-2019; currently Vice Vera; Formerly Mr Heart, ILL).