Waterlines’ debut year as a band could not have gone any better; From tearing it up at Bloodstock to their first four singles all being equally well received, the Yorkshire / Manchester four piece have had a year to remember.
Always looking to mix things up and to entertain, Waterlines present their antidote to December’s annual onslaught of Christmas music and Christmas covers – a dance metal cover mashup of two club classics! They’ve taken Ultrabeat’s epic Pretty Green Eyes, given it a metal makeover, and then merged part of another Ultrabeat favourite Elysium onto the end for good measure. If you ever wanted a modern metal club night floor filler, one has just dropped at your feet.
Check out the video for Pretty Green Eyes // Elysium, which offers a 12 hour glimpse into the world of Waterlines, filmed at Reading Rising last month, above.
Waterlines frontman Ben Mars explains what was behind their new creation:
“We started to notice that when I was sound checking Britney and Backstreet Boys at our live shows people were really into it. Plus we’ve seen so many Spotify Unwrapped of heavy music fans who also have a sneaky Ariana Grande or Jessie Ware in there. We thought, why should people have to go elsewhere to get their pop fix? Come to Waterlines, we’ll happily sing noughties bangers and then drop a breakdown on you, all in a convenient three and a half minute package. You’re welcome, you cheeky sausages. WDGAF!”
Pretty Green Eyes // Elysium is available exclusively on YouTube until the 21st of December, when it will also be available at Spotify and all other streaming platforms. You can pre-save it using this link.
Waterlines last live show for 2023 takes place on Saturday 9th December in London, supporting Chuggaboom alongside Defences at Downstairs At The Dome in Tufnell Park.
Their first live shows for 2024 will be in February, supporting October Ends and Cabin Boy Jumped Ship on the northern leg of their co-headline tour. Dates are as follows:
15th – Glasgow – The Garage Attic
16th – Newcastle – Head Of Steam
17th – Leeds – Santiagos
18th – Manchester – Satans Hollow
For ticket information for all shows, please visit the Down For Life Music website.
2023 has been a fantastic first full year as a band for Waterlines since their rebranding from their former life as Sertraline back in November 2022. Their first two singles, KÖNIG and The Halo Around The Horns, have had widespread acclaim from Metal Hammer, Kerrang, Distorted Sound and many other outlets, as well as widespread rock radio airplay. Summer hits Prey and Anti Human have followed suit, with the latter being Track Of The Week on Alyx Holcombe’s BBC Radio 1 Introducing Rock Show, being featured as a Metal Hammer Track Of The Week and much more.
In the flesh, Waterlines are already building themselves a reputation as both a fearsome live band and a brilliant night out. Their performance headlining the Jagermeister Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2023 has been heralded as a festival highlight by many who were in attendance. Similar performances at other festivals like SummerSlammer, Reading Rising and Derby Alt Fest, not to mention shows with Seething Akira, Vexed, Skarlett Riot and more have seen Waterlines picking up new fans wherever they go.
With a debut year like this under their belts, the sky is the limit for just how far they will go in 2024!
Mike – Guitar
Tom – Guitar
Si – Drums