These four Welsh lads have toured the country for years as members of various other bands, before forming Straight Lines – a power pop behemoth capable of supporting Funeral For A Friend, Twin Atlantic, and the Presidents of the USA. Oh and Motörhead. Xtra Mile signed the band on the strength of their self-recorded and produced album, in their inaugural year of existence. Their début, Persistence In This Game, was voted in the BBC's top 10 Welsh albums of 2010, and since then their follow-up, Freaks Like Us, has become a highly anticipated shot in the arm for the Welsh rock music scene. Weird tunings, and sly twists and turns don't detract from the huge pop high Straight Lines are mainlining in their songs.