Lines Drawing Circles
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Lines Drawing Circles

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"Caustic yet melodic power pop reminiscent of Nada Surf’s harder moments and embellished here and there with some challenging stop-start melodies...An impressively cohesive debut offering that promises much for the future." - Hot Press, April 2008 - HOT PRESS


"In parts we can even hear subtle leanings into the circles of Good Morning Spider and the genius of Mark Linkous, in second track, simply titled ’108’. Meandering, melodic and adventurous, the three tracks give a fine taster of what may yet come from them. Nice work." -, March 2008
- Frequency Ireland Blog

"EP Review"

Formed in late 2007, Dublin-based five-piece Lines Drawing Circles' debut self titled EP presents three tracks layered with astringent rock sounds and authentic rawness. Powerfully opening with Lull's gritty plucked electric guitars, distortion and distant echoing harmonies, the soft lead vocals are reminiscent of The Bluetones' Mark Morris until reaching breaking point where they start to resemble the volatility of Muse's Matt Bellamy. 108's minimal approach and slow build falsely subdue before briefly revealing a vigorous antagonism which quickly dies away again. Though they describe themselves as "progressive pop with a fondness for loud noise," overall the EP can be characterised by an air of bitterness, with only I Won't Let It Keep Me's shroud of subtle optimism and romantic piano accounting for any employment of the term "pop" here. With an aptitude for building climaxes, Lines Drawing Circles offer an intelligently arranged debut -


Released early '08 to critical praise, Lines Drawing Circles debut EP was recorded in Windmill Lane. They have just finished recording their debut single with Gareth Mannix (Delorentos, The Flaws, Elbow) and have pencilled an album release for mid 2009.

LINES DRAWING CIRCLES EP 1: Released March 2008

1. Lull
2. 108
3. I Won't Let it Keep Me



A bunch of media students. A bunch of music students. A sound fashioned from cutting lyrics and pop melodies. Collectively we like Nada Surf, Queen, Radiohead, The National, Soulwax, Elbow, Annie Clark and The Redneck Manifesto. While also being quite partial to some Glam-Rock, The Beatles and Tom Waits. Formed in late 2007, they played Hard Working Class Heroes '07 as Cry Yuma before a quick name change later, and further honing their alternative pop sensibilities in anticipation of their debut single Autumn '08.