LIINES, are a 3-piece band from Manchester. Winners of the Manchester Evening News City Life Breakthrough Act of 2020, they have a direct lineage to the post punk and industrial sound of pre-rave Madchester. Described as raw, uncompromising and empowering and with avid supporters in the likes of John Robb, Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq. In 2018 they supported the Sleaford Mods on a 30-date tour, enabling them to become a really tight unit and a fantastic live band. Frenetic, electric and urgent – LIINES are one of the new breed of exciting alt-punk bands from the North West. Zoe and Leila have recently been joined by Anna Donigan (ex-PINS) on bass so completing the new line up. They’ve just done a brilliant version of Joy Division’s ‘Shadowplay’ for a new compilation Manchester:Covered. Reading between the lines we reckon they’re ones to watch.