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The Lines are a four-piece anthemic indie rock band from Wolverhampton, England. The band members are Dean Bate (Lead Guitar), Dave “Paddy” O'Connor (Drums and Samples), Alex Ohm (Vocals and Guitar) and Danny Pease (Bass Guitar).

The Lines formed in 2005 with life time school friends Dean Bate and Alex Ohm. Following early line-up changes, Paddy and Danny completed the quartet.

Various support slots have included The Killers, Editors, The Maccabees, The Twang, The Charlatans, Babyshambles, Jack Peñate, Athlete, Supergrass, Spiritualized and Good Shoes.

During early 2008, the Lines toured the UK in support of Little Man Tate who claimed The Lines blew them off the stage every night, and were the best band in the UK right now. A more legendary fan comes in the form of Robert Plant, who said that ‘There aren't really many good bands coming out of Wolverhampton, just one great band called The Lines’.

Momentum seemed to be on their side, with a single that made the top 10 of the indie charts, headlining Birmingham ArtsFest, the Bang Music Festival at Donington Park in front of 80,000 people and well as a halftime show at a Wolverhampton Wanderers match to more than 25,000. The Lines staged concerts of their own, including sell-out shows at local Wolverhampton venues Little Civic, Civic Bar and the 1,200 capacity Wulfrun Hall.

This momentum halted with the collapse of the record label that were set to put out their debut album but with an infectious energy driven live performance style, The Lines sold out the Wulfrun Hall again without a release to back it up and played in places as far flung as Austria and Moscow.

Amboy Road Records are now their home and the band are putting the finishing touches to their debut album, set for release in October in a year that has already seen them support Ian Brown in Amsterdam and take several hundred fans with them.
Creating converts wherever they perform, that large local following looks set to grow and grow. This is evidenced by their imminent headline show at the 3,000 capacity Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

Genres: Rock Indie

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