Speaking of "Freaks Like Us" Kerrang! magazine said it possessed "choruses of a size that require a forklift to lift them" (4K's) while Rock Sound said "Straight Lines should be the biggest band on the planet right now" (8/10).
In addition, the singles taken from the record have been going down a storm at radio and television. "Half Gone" secured "Single of the Week" on Kerrang! Radio and was Huw Stephens 'Next Hype' on Zane Lowes BBC Radio 1 show and new single "Commitments" was made Kerrang! TV's "Video of the Week" on the week of the album's release.
The band has toured with the likes of Funeral for a Friend, The Subways, Kids In Glass Houses, The Get Up Kids and Presidents of the USA. Their headline "Freaks Like Us" shows are listed below. In addition the band will be playing a special Xtra Mile Recordings night at Volks, Brighton as part of The Great Escape on the 11th of May.
Friday the 21st at the Soundhouse, Leicester
Saturday the 22nd at Fruit Space, Hull
Sunday the 23rd at The Brickyard, Carlisle
Monday the 24th at King Tuts, Glasgow
Tuesday the 25th at the O2 Academy2, Newcastle
Thursday the 27th at the Sound Control, Manchester
Friday the 28th at the Cockpit 3, Leeds
Saturday the 29th at the Red Room, Nottingham
Sunday the 30th at The Vic, Derby
Monday the 1st at The Rainbow, Birmingham
Tuesday the 2nd at Waterfront Studio, Norwich
Thursday the 4th at New Slang, Kingston
Friday the 5th at The Hydrant, Brighton
Saturday the 6th at Joiners, Southampton
Sunday the 7th at the Cavern, Exeter
Wednesday the 10th at Thekla Bristol
Thursday the 11th at Jericho, Oxford
Friday the 12th at the Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
Saturday the 13th at Face Bar, Reading
Monday the 15th at Barfly, London
Tueday the 16th at CF10, Cardiff
You can find out more on Straight Lines Official website at www.straightlinesband.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/straightlines/.
Checkout the video for "Commitments" below, enjoy;