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FAINT LINE are the Leeds based duo comprising Simon Bradshaw and Lia Wickham. Simon deals with all of the instrumentals and the production side of things on the band’s tracks and Lia provides the vocals. Think of a cross between Kate Bush, London Grammar and Portishead, Lia has further just graduated from Leeds Conservatoire with a first in songwriting and her debut EP was released in early 2023 to much critical acclaim.
The band are still very much in their infancy having released two singles to date – ‘So Far Away’ (24 February 2023) and ‘Cherish’ (31st March 2023). Both of which form part of the band’s debut EP and which have been well received, kick-starting the band’s upwards trajectory for success.
The breakthrough track ‘Red Tide’ is a low key alt-pop song that evokes London Grammar at their finest or touches of St Vincent at her most thoughtful, but with a groove and a bass line that will be in your head for days. The synthesised back beats provide an also hypnotic, ticking rhythm setting the scene for the stunning self-harmonised vocals to really shine and take centre stage. It’s an enchanting track that is skillfully put together – you can tell from the first listen that it’s a ‘cut above’ in musical terms.