Things started to unravel for Straight Line Stitch by the end of 2011. Not long after the release of their album The Fight Of Our Lives and their stint on Mayhem Fest, the Knoxville, TN group lost over half of its lineup. With only singer Alexis Brown and bassist Jason White remaining, some thought Straight Line Stitch were done for.
However, that turned out to not be the case. Earlier this month, Straight Line Stitch started to release pictures of the group rehearsing with new members. And on February 24, Straight Line Stitch performed their first show with their new lineup at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, SC. “I’m excited that Lex and I are able to continue with the band. I hope that our fans won’t be let down. Of course, things will be different. But for better or worse? Come see for yourself,” White told Metaholic.
Joining Straight Line Stitch are new guitarists Nathan Palmer and Kris Hawkins along with returning drummer Ian Shuirr (who was previously in the band from 2005-2007 and toured in 2009 with them). Metaholic caught up with Straight Line Stitch’s new members to talk about their excitement for the band’s future (which includes a Spring tour launching this week). Fan filmed footage of the band performing “What You Do To Me” last week can be seen after the jump (while more videos can be seen on this YouTube account).
[footage via mizbitch191989]