Continuing the mood of previous singles, ‘Never There’ and ‘Blackout’, the band showcase their dark, increasingly confident sound on this record using repetition, driving Killing Joke-style bass, suitably Joy Divison-esque drumming, and Zoe McVeigh‘s trademark empassioned, keening vocals to hypnotic effect.
Often compared to Sleater-Kinney, LIINES in fact deliver a unique take on a thoroughly British sound that, having built a solid live set over the last couple of years, the band should have no problems transforming into a powerful debut album.
Produced by Paul Tipley – who has worked with Angelica, Mambo Taxi, Elastica, and Stereolab among others – you can preview both tracks, ‘Disappear’ and ‘Be Here’, below:
Watch the video for ‘Disappear’ here:
‘Disappear’/’Be There’ is out via Reckless Yes on October 28. LIINES start a UK mini-tour at Birthdays in Dalston, London, on October 29.