Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Straight Lines - Return with Canterbury support tour and new single ‘Half Gone’ on 13th February through Xtra Mile Recordings

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Having ended 2011 supporting Funeral for a Friend and The Subways; STRAIGHT LINES are now ready to welcome in 2012 with the release of their new single ‘Half Gone’ and a UK tour with southern rockers Canterbury. Straight Lines spent much of last year writing and recording their second full length record ‘Freaks Like Us’ which is set for release in April. ‘Half Gone’ is the first single to be taken from the album being released on 13th February through Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!, Far…).

As with the band’s first album, ‘Freaks Like Us’ was recorded by the band’s bassist and producer Todd Campbell. The single is an infections nugget fraught with frustration and passion that bridges the gap between the band’s debut album and their new material. ‘Half Gone’ will also feature the B-sides ‘Watch It Blow Away' and 'Half Gone (acoustic)'.

Catch the band on tour in January and February with Canterbury at the following shows:

JANUARY
26th - Clwb Ifor Bach, CARDIFF
27th - Sin City, SWANSEA
28th - The Hydrant, BRIGHTON
29th - The Cavern, EXETER
31st - Joiners, SOUTHAMPTON

FEBRUARY
1st - Central Station, WREXHAM
2nd - Slade Rooms, WOLVERHAMPTON
4th - Corporation, SHEFFIELD
5th - Cockpit, LEEDS
6th - ABC 2, GLASGOW
7th - Sound Control, MANCHESTER
9th - Kings College, LONDON


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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