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Straight Lines

Med Evarose, Million Empire och Layers på The Rainbow


Måndag 1 oktober 201219:00


The Rainbow
160 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham, B12 0LD, United Kingdom

Tel.: 0121 772 8174


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Birmingham Promoters present:
Straight Lines + Evarose + Million Empire + Layers
Mon 1st October @ The Rainbow
Tickets available from



Straight Lines are a punk rock/power pop band from Pontypridd, South Wales. Formed from the ashes of SaidMike in May 2009 they were quickly snapped up by Xtra Mile Recordings, who released their self-produced debut album ‘Persistence In This Game’.

Having spent a large chunk of 2011 in the studio demoing and recording their second album, ‘Freaks Like Us’, between support slots with The Subways and Funeral For A Friend , Straight Lines are on an upward spiral that doesn’t look set to finish anytime soon. Their latest single, ‘Half Gone’, is out February 13th with their second album due to follow on April 23rd.

“…one of the first truly great albums I’ve heard all year. Xtra Mile have found themselves a diamond here.” – Punktastic, 5/5

Check out the video for ‘Commitments’:



After being tipped in Kerrang! Magazines ’20 New Bands You Need To Hear for 2012′, this year looks to be an exciting one for Oxfordshire quartet Evarose. Forming in late 2010, the all female rock collective were soon turning heads with their comical video for debut single, ‘We Can Pretend Anyway’. The video, playlisted on both Scuzz TV and Kerrang! TV, has amassed nearly 100,000 views online and led to the 2011 release of the band’s debut E.P ‘Creation Divide’. The five track release was a glossy affair laden with catchy hooks and was received to critical acclaim by the UK music press. This was followed up in November by A-side ‘Best Left Alone’ which premiered on in December. The single will be followed up by a brand new EP, to be recorded by John Mitchell and Ben Humphries (Architects, You Me At Six), which is earmarked for release in early summer.

Check out the video for ‘Cough It Up’:



Born out of a lust for expressing raw passion through music, Million Empire came hurtling onto the Midlands music scene in October 2008. Lacking in direct-to-vein, sincere, alternative music, the area was awash with mediocre, stale metal bands and bland-but-catchy pop kids. They played every show like it was their last, and soon began clawing their way up the ladder to play bigger shows and gain impressive reviews. They got to the final of a major competition, performing at the legendary Wolverhampton Civic Hall in the process. Several festival appearances led them to support slots with the much lauded And So I Watch You From Afar among others. They played Birmingham Artsfest not once, but twice in one day, the latter headlining the Kerrang stage.



Seamlessly combining elements of soul and pop with an often-times gritty and hardcore edge, Layers manage to be progressive and abrasive, yet dripping with infectious pop sensibilities. Throw in a live show that is emotional, energetic and primal and this gets you somewhere close to the cathartic experience that is Layers. 2012 is shaping up to be a busy year for the band, promoting their forthcoming release (date TBA) and tearing up stages around the UK.

Check out the video for 'Corners':


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Doors: 7:00pm
Ages: 14+
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