The Lines

From the midlands, but without a funny accent.

Francesca Baker

Wolverhampton. What has it ever given us? In the 18th and 19th century it was steel. Pretty useful for the British industry, granted. The first car to beat the 200 mph land speed record was also built here. Enoch Powell – birthplace of racist bigots isn‘t really something to shout about. Olympic gold medallists Denis Lewis and Tessa Sanderson. So it‘s not all bad then. One thing‘s for sure, it‘s not the first place most people look to when seeking new music. As Robert Plant recently said ‘There aren‘t really many good bands coming out of Wolverhampton, just one great band called The Lines.‘

Forming back in 2005 with life time school friends, although members have come and gone, and ‗been found in a pub‘ since then, The Lines are proud of the fact that they chose to shun trips down to London, preferring to build up a solid fan base around their home town. This hasn‘t jeopardized them – the fervour of these fans is similar to those of Liverpool FC in the 80s, piling into coaches to go and cheer their stars, and they‘ve supported some pretty big names, including The Killers, Editors, Supergrass and The Maccabees.

Published by Francesca Baker

Passionate about music, the world, exploring, literature and smiling. Writing, marketing and events for all my favourite things.

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