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.
Having played at many festivals over the years including Glastonbury, where this year they played 4 gigs on stages over 4 days, Sidmouth where they lifted the roof of the Anchor Stage, Beautiful Days where they were the guests of the Levellers (playing after them they pulled 4000 into the Big top Tent with more outside trying to get in) and at Bearded Theory they are affectionately referred to as their ‘Festival Favourites’
” A lively band with catchy original songs. A very talented bunch of musicians who conduct themselves in a totally professional but fun way. They have always been a pleasure to deal with and we would highly recommend them for your event” Jackie Bale of Watchet Festival
Hers a little snippet of them at the Godney Gathering Festival:
These lovelies are embarking on their Recover Reveal Renew Tour this Autumn and you are in with a chance to win two tickets to their opening gig in Shoreham on the 5th October