Alt-indie rock from north east England

New single - RATHERHAVEU - Released on 6NOT4 Records...

1st AUGUST 2017:

Debut EP, CostaSilencio (available now on all digital media channels):

Charlie Richardson - sings
Richard Sanderson - 6 strings
Jon Haines - 4 strings, samples & electronic stuff
Michael Jordan Lee - drums

Fusing expansive and melodic guitar with intricate beats, powerful bass, and visceral lyrics, Echolines are creating something which soaks into the subconscious and will have you singing their songs days after you heard them.

"CostaSilencio ...emotive vocals alongside a lingering feeling of melancholy... / ...second track ‘Make You Mine’ presents an abundance of attitude that is paired with the most energetic and addictive of melodies." Caitlin Thompson, NE Volume - February 2017
" awesome alternative rock explosion full of energy & fun riffs. The songs were very catchy and I would like to see more from them. Overall a good night of live music and it showed that even the smallest crowd can have the most fun." DigThatGroove1 - January 2017
"New Horizon and Red Lights were belting songs and I defy anyone to listen to RatherHaveU and not still be singing the backing harmonies in the taxi home five hours later." Steve Blank, PointBlankTeesside - February 2017
A few live photos - courtesy of Blank Slate Creative:


  • December 2017 - Echolines Xmasfest, Date & Venue TBC.
  • November 12th 2017 - Sunday. NE6 Suite - NOXJAM Event, Walker, Newcastle.
  • October 21st 2017 - Saturday. The Cluny - Oxjam Ouseburn, Newcastle. Get tickets here:
  • September 22nd 2017 - Friday (Jon's Birthday!). Supporting JustSO album launch ( : The Exchange, North Shields.


  • August 19th 2017 - Saturday evening. Coquetfest, Druridge Bay Country Park, Northumberland.
  • August 19th 2017 - Saturday afternoon. Hardwick Live, Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, County Durham.
  • August 11th/12th 2017 - Friday/Saturday. Berwick Beach Festival, Spittal.
  • July 15th - Saturday. Beats For Beats All-day Charity Gig: The Cluny, Ouseburn, Newcastle.
  • June 24th 2017 - Saturday. Pulp Fiction, Whitley Bay. Oxjam .
  • June 9th 2017 - Friday. Private gig, Jesmond Mansion House.
  • May 6th 2017 - Saturday. The MusicLounge, Stockton.
  • April 28th 2017 - Friday. The Ugly Man Showcase, The Harrison Bar, Harrison St., London.
  • March 31st 2017 - Friday. The Riverside, Newcastle (supporting The Voluntears & FEVA with Adam Littlemore).
  • March 12th 2017 - Sunday. The Tavern, Blyth.
  • February 19th 2017 - Sunday. The Duke of York, Wallsend. Oxjam Live Event.
  • February 4th 2017 - Saturday. TRILLIANS!, Newcastle Upon Tyne - ECHOLINES' Costasilencio E.P. Launch.
  • January 7th 2017 - Saturday. The MusicLounge, Stockton.
  • November 24th 2016 - The MusicLounge, Stockton.
  • November 12th 2016 - Saturday. The Anson, Wallsend.
  • October 14th 2016 - Friday. The Black Bull, Gateshead. Oxjam Newcastle Takeover.
  • October 8th 2016 - Saturday. The Globe, Newcastle Upon Tyne. ZyNg Tapes compilation launch.

Catchy hooks, powerful riffs, well-crafted songs and lyrics to die for, Echolines are an original rock band from Newcastle UponTyne with hints of classic 80’s/90s indie. Influenced by the pop sensibilities of The Cure and Echo & The Bunnymen while delivering the harder edge of acts like Sugar & Ride, Echolines have carved out their own unique sound which is both instantly familiar but difficult to pigeonhole.

"emotional and melodic songwriting"
A collaboration between Echolines and UglyManRecords

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