As Editor of Theunsignedguide.com Louise Dodgson has her ears firmly to the ground of the new music scene. Here she gives us her top tip for a band to keep your ears out for.
In a city that has no shortage of exciting and inspirational new musical talent coursing through its veins, LIINES are, in my humble opinion, one of the most impressive acts to come out of Manchester in recent years.
As powerful and exhilarating on record, as they are live, the trio are overflowing with a post-punk angsty spirit, which is shrewdly channelled through their arresting, insistent guitars, robust drums and intense vocals. If Sleater Kinney and Savages float your boat, then LIINES will definitely be a worthwhile addition to your playlist.
Following a series of blistering single releases, they’ve quickly built an avid following and an enviable live reputation for frenetic shows, cemented with performances at Camden Rocks, Dot To Dot and Tramlines festivals.
Since first discovering LIINES in 2015 it’s been an absolute joy to watch their star gradually ascend, and as recent recipients of funding through PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music programme, it looks like there are new heights on the horizon.