Brighton-born, Dutch-raised, Nottingham-based Neil Wells spins out glowing lo-fi electro love songs touched equally by the hands of folk and gabba, but don't dare tar him with either of those brushes.
Those in the know could already have encountered Neil in one of his other guises, as he has fingers in many indie pies - multi-instrumentalist in Seachange (Matador); bassist and cornet player in the fantastic Savoy Grand (Glitterhouse); contributor of bass and vocals to Escapologists. How does he find the time to write, produce, record and perform on his own, as Line, on top of all this? Frankly, we'd rather not know.
Last year Line contributed the closing track to the London Electrics compilation CD, drawing praise from all corners including airplay on Radio 1. The stage was set.
'A Snowstorm In A Globe', is a dark slice of vocal electro shot through with paranoid murmurings, synth stabs and waves of bass - Drexciya meets Joy Division via a transistor radio and a huge rave soundsystem. The b-side 'Observe The Mechanics' is an edit-heavy distorted electro-house tune about the merits of performance. This 7" is a taster for the forthcoming full-length 'Hearts' which will appear on Uncharted Audio soon.