Both Sides of the Line are from Dunedin, New Zealand. They are a band heavily influenced by the sounds of the 50s and 60s drawing extensively on rockabilly, surf, retro pop and more modern guitar pop influences.
The band which formed in 2009 is 10 years old this year and it is celebrating its anniversary with the release of a 3rd Studio album “Dangerous!” recorded and mixed by Phil Rogers of #23 Records, and mastered by Paul Sammes of Arthouse media.
Dangerous!, which follows previous releases from the band, represents an evolution of the band from its more rustic alt-country origins to a more sophisticated retro-pop sound.
Past releases include the EP “5” released in 2012, followed by the albums Sideshow in 2013 and Party Line in 2016.
The members of Both Sides of the Line are: John Sule (guitar), Glenda Rogers (lead singer and keyboard), Ruth Wheeler (drums and back-up vocals), Mike Hayward (Bass and back-up vocals). The line-up has had a few changes over the years and Phil Glassey, who plays acoustic guitar and sings on some of the album tracks has recently left the band, which is now carrying on as a 4-piece.
The songs on the album were written by John Sule (music) and Glenda Rogers (lyrics).