The Lines was a small four-piece indie rock band from Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England who were signed to Amboy Road Records, although previously had released their debut single on Weekender Records in February 2008.
The Lines formed in 2006 with lifetime school friends Dean Bate and Alex Ohm. The Lines released their debut single 'Domino Effect' on Weekender Records on 25 February 2008, and achieved number ten in the UK Charts. Edwards & Titley left the group in late 2008. The band split up in 2013.
The Lines achieved various support slots between 2006-2008 which have included The Killers, Editors, The Maccabees, The Twang, The Charlatans, Babyshambles, Jack Peñate, Supergrass, Ian Brown and Good Shoes. They also headlined at Birmingham ArtsFest and the Bang Music Festival at Donington Park, in front of 80,000 people.
On 11 February 2008, the band performed an acoustic version of their debut single during the half-time at the Wolverhampton Wanderers versus Stoke City Championship football match to more than 28,000 people. During early 2008, the Lines toured the UK in support of Little Man Tate (band), at concerts throughout & after the tour Little Man Tate (band) have claimed The Lines blew them off the stage every night, and were said to be the best band in the UK. The Lines staged concerts of their own, including sell-out shows at local Wolverhampton venues Little Civic, Civic Bar and, on 23 February 2008, the 1,200 capacity Wulfrun Hall.
In April 2010 the latest line up of the band signed to Independent Record Label; Amboy Road Records Ltd for the release of their debut album, released on 11 October 2010, this was supported by a 16 date UK tour including the sold out album launch held at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on 8 October 2010. It was during this tour that the Lines became signed to X-ray Touring, home of artists such as Green Day, Blur and Take That shortly after finishing this tour, they played at CMJ Music Marathon festival in New York, where they joined the roster of High Road Touring, home to many artists including Kaiser Chiefs, The Macabees and Paul Weller. After a short break over the Christmas period, the Lines embarked on a much larger UK tour, including legendary venues such as Glasgow's King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, The Sugar Mill in Stoke and the HMV Institute in Birmingham, leading up to another North American invasion in the form of Canadian Music Week, followed closely by the extremely prestigious SXSW music festival in Austin Texas, playing a number of gigs including the closing festival "The Big One".
They played a summer of urban festivals, including the Camden Crawl, Live In Leeds, Liverpool Sound City and Dot to Dot; support slots with Ash and Ocean Colour Scene; and dates with Peter Doherty on his solo tour.
On Saturday 25 May 2013, The Lines announced they had split up on their official Facebook and Twitter pages. The Twitter announcement stated, "It's been fun but it's time to go. Thank you all for the most brilliant support. Big love to you x"