Liverpool's We Walk In Straight Lines turn 2 this year. Like teething toddlers ragging paint-soaked fingers across multi-coloured sheets of sugar paper, Jonny Russell, Mark Booth, Chris Hassan and Sergiusz Zasada are ready to unleash their merry-go-round blend of musical melodrama on audiences all over the UK in 2011 with dates lined up in London, Brighton, Portsmouth and… Middlesbrough.
After 2010's support slots with The Strange Death of Liberal England and Field Music, the band have won praise from the likes of Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music), "the kind of band that simply have to make this music or else they would explode" and Bido Lito, "exactly what industrial post-punk in 2011 should be: witty, humble and interesting". WWISL's self-released, self-titled debut EP, a furious smorgasbord of hollow vindication played out to an imaginary menagerie of morbidly obese cats and sapless bullfrogs, is now available on iTunes and Spotify. Rarely at rest now, the band are constantly developing their sound taking in echoes of the Walkmen, The Pixies, the National and Husker Du. Beneath them is only mud and crust and ever-depleting lilypads of grass; listen to them hop from sod-to-sod, listen to the struggle.
"(..We Walk In Straight Lines..)… a band who write and play with that kind-of urgent intensity that Steve Lamacq is always on the lookout for; the kind-of feeling that they simply had to make this music or else they would explode…" - ..Tom Robinson - BBC6 Music
"Exactly what industrial post-punk in 2011 should be; witty, humble and interesting" - Bido Lito
“Dark, uplifting and still mega radio-friendly” – Bugbear Promotions (Dublin Castle)
“We Walk In Straight Lines offer real depth as they go off on their unexpected tangents” – ..Liverpool Soundcity Magazine
"…next up was the very hotly tipped ..We Walk In Straight Lines.. who threatened to steal the show with their fast paced, original indie post-punk. They are certainly ones to keep your eye on this year…" - Object of Dreams Magazine
"We Walk In Straight Lines.. are the band I am most excited about in Liverpool at the moment, they represent a truly original, exciting and intelligent alternative to a lot of the drudgery dominating the scene. Spiky, poetic and fast paced, with a brilliantly awkward urgency they are the band no one’s talking about, but everyone should be… just the way they like it." - Tom Johnson - Lazy Genius Director
"After an in depth listen to their stuff, all I can say is that I'm truly impressed. The band is full of energy and shows a lot of potential… they give you a strong blend of structured chaos, which is complemented nicely by portions of soft, elegant melodies." - Wild Honey Pie Blog
"(..We Walk In Straight Lines..)…really very, very good live and show a musicianship and creativity that is sadly lacking in the majority of bands in Liverpool at the moment." The Masque, Liverpool.
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