Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Straight Lines - Release new single 'Commitments' (16th April) and album 'Freaks Like Us' (23rd April) through Xtra Mile Recordings

Having just won over a small army of fans on a UK tour with Canterbury and released single ‘Half Gone’; the first to be taken from the band’s second album ‘Freaks Like Us’ STRAIGHT LINES are now ready to announce the plans for their new album’s release.

‘Freaks Like Us’ will be released on the 23rd April through Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!, Far…) preceded by the single ‘Commitments’ a week earlier. As with the band’s first album, ‘Persistance In This Game’ Straight Lines new album was recorded by the band’s bassist and producer Todd Campbell at the end of 2011. ‘Half Gone’ has caused much anticipation for the record scoring ‘Single of the Week’ on Kerrang! Radio, ‘Single of the Month’ in Rock Sound magazine and was Huw Stephens 'Next Hype' on Zane Lowes BBC Radio 1 show. You can watch the video for ‘Half Gone’ on the band’s official website:

Straight Lines - Commitments
Lead singer/guitarist Tom Jenkins says "’Freaks Likes Us’ is a 10 track straight-up rock album covered in melodies from start to finish, it draws influences from bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Weezer and At the Drive-in with an undertone of British rock from bands like Reuben, Hundred Reasons, Biffy Clyro and Yourcodenameis:milo.

‘Freaks Like Us’ is made up of songs that reflect on real stories and experiences. If you had to define the title then it basically means coming to the realisation that you're not alone in how you think or act. The songs are less personal on this album and more of an observation into the people around me.”

The tracklisting for ‘Freaks Like Us’ is as follows:

1. Freaks Like Us
2. Commitments
3. Half Gone
4. Ring The Bells
5. Empty Chest
6. Back Of Your Mind
7. The Dealers Hand
8. To Be Scene
9. Bury My Thoughts
10. So Many Paths

The band has toured with the likes of Funeral for a Friend, The Subways, Kids In Glass Houses and The Get Up Kids. You can catch them on tour with Presidents of the USA in March:

08th - Bristol O2 Academy
09th - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
10th - Manchester Hmv Ritz
11th - Glasgow O2 Abc
16th - London Hmv Forum

23rd - London Macbeth
24th - Cardiff The Moon

Here’s what the press had to say about the bands debut album ‘Persistence In This Game:
"Sure to follow in their friends' footsteps, Straight Lines are heading straight up." - 4/5 Big Cheese
“Runaway Now' and 'Say It For Your Sake' will smash into your memory within seconds, while the aggressive riffs will carry the package into your heart.” - 8/10 Rocksound

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