UK Pop-punkers BETWEEN THE LINES release their new EP ‘To The Wind’ on 13th July. We asked the guys to introduce themselves….
What is the full band line-up, who plays what?
Alex Lewis – Vocalist
Adam Brewster – Guitarist
Sam Burnage – Guitarist
Lewis Wolton – Bassist
Tom Hogan – Drummer.
How and when did the band form?
The band officially formed in March 2017 when Tom joined the project to complete the instrumental line up after a couple of years of Adam, Sam and Lewis jamming about for fun. Since Tom joined the band has developed and found a sound that we thought was right for us. We had an old vocalist in the band during 2017 who left for work commitments before our new vocalist Alex joined in February 2018. As a band we don’t technically have a home town as we all live in different parts of Bedfordshire, but we’ve adopted Bedford as our home town for the band given its central location and the fact the guys at Esquires gave us a chance to perform our first every show at Holy Molys.
When and how did the band really start gelling and solidifying?
The band had been writing songs for about 6-7 months before we started to feel a real sense of what “our sound” was meant to be, around November 2017 we began replacing our original set list with newer songs that were more in line with how we wanted the band to sound, since then the reception to the new tracks has been brilliant – Following the addition of Alex to the band we finally feel like we’ve clicked musically and everything is in place for a great 2018.
Who are your musical influences?
Neck Deep, WSTR, Four Year Strong, Chunk! No Captain Chunk, State Champs, As It Is…
Where did the name of band come from?
It comes from a Chunk! No Captain Chunk song “Between Your Lines” – the guys in Chunk! Were one of the biggest influences in us getting the project off the ground so it’s a little nod to them for being a massive part in the band existing.
Where have you played or toured?
We’ve played multiple shows in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk & London – with plans to play further afield throughout 2018. Some of the notable bands we’ve played shows with include Better Than Never, SEASONS, The Young & Restless & Reckless Intentions.
In your opinion, how is your band different from all the other bands out there?
From the first show we played we’ve made it our goal to put on a quality show regardless of where we are playing – We mix high energy pop punk & easy core with melodic vocals and use that energy to play a show that people want to come back and see again. Our plans for 2018 including building our own custom light rig to add another element to the stage show that we present.
If a deaf person were to ask you to describe the sound of your music, how
would you describe it?
Upbeat, melodic & fun
Where can we find your social media sites?
You can find us on facebook – www.facebook.com/BTLUK
Twitter – @betweenTLband
Instagram – @BetweenTheLines3