The Leylines was founded by a group of musicians in Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol), wishing to combine their individual musical styles into something that isn’t quite folk, sort of punk, 100% heart- pounding revelry. This unique sound, combined with frontman Steve Mitchell’s lyrics centred around life on the road and the state of society, has launched the band into the heart of the live music community and made them firm favourites of the festival circuit.
The band released their debut album, ‘Along The Old Straight Track’ in June 2016, produced by Sean Lakeman, recorded at The Metway studios in Brighton and mixed by Al Scott. With this team on board, inevitably the record has drawn strong comparison to the likes of The Levellers, Mad Dog Mcrea and Ferocious Dog, whilst remaining an album by a band which have forged their own sound and identity.
Recover/Reveal is the second studio album from The Leylines. The band released their debut album, Along The Old Straight Track, in 2016, and started work on Recover/Reveal almost immediately afterwards, releasing that at the beginning of this month. This record is the result of nearly three years of honing and crafting, with a number of tracks crowd-tested at numerous venues and festivals across the UK. The band have a reputation for wild, energetic performances and wanted to encapsulate as much of that as possible within the new album. The result is a collection of sincere, straight-from-the-heart performances, constructed with care, and played with passion.
The concept for Recover/Reveal came about after a period of great change and upheaval for the band, both musically and personally in the years following the release of the first album. Recover/Reveal ranges from being introspective, with some of the songs being almost autobiographical in nature, touching on the current political climate, to full-blown festival rock.
With a fiercely loyal and ever-growing fan base, The Leylines guarantee to have their audiences up on their feet – and they will be having as much fun as their audience while they’re doing it!!
Here’s the fun official video for ‘This is your life’ taken from the album:
(Ley lines are thought to connect important and sacred sites throughout the world with electromagnetic energy … well this fun band taking their name from them, certainly have some of that !! )
Catch them live on the following dates