We Walk In Straight Lines

We Walk In Straight Lines

 Brighton, England, GBR

"(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


Brighton'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, Oli Robertson and James Bandenburg are ready to unleash their merry-go-round blend of musical melodrama on audiences all over the UK in 2012.

After 2011's support slots with The Strange Death of Liberal England, Field Music and Misty's Big Adventure, 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.

Validate it.

Hold it.


We Walk In Straight Lines II (2012)
1) On Natural Disasters
2) Evelyn
3) Exit Strategy
4) What

Set List

We have around 20 songs written. We tend to play 30-45 minute sets.