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The Line of Best Fit

Line of Best Fit, The

The Line of Best Fit is an independent online magazine based in London, concentrating on new music. It publishes independent music reviews, features, interview, and media. Founded by Richard Thane in February 2007 and currently edited by Paul Bridgewater, the webzine's name derives from a song on Death Cab For Cutie's You Can Play These Songs with Chords.

Reviews by the webzine have appeared in publications such as Clash, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent and NME. The Line of Best Fit also publishes music premieres, exclusive live performances, podcasts, and playlists.

The webzine has its own record label, Best Fit Recordings, and since 2015, has hosted its own annual music festival in London, the Five Day Forecast.

18 articles

Foals: What Went Down

Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 18 August 2015

FOALS AREN’T doing too badly these days. With four studio albums and a mixtape under their belts, they're one of the biggest guitar-bands to come ...

Joe Hertz talks about the How It Feels EP

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 6 October 2016

Joe Hertz talks early mornings and post-Brexit Britain on new EP How It Feels. ...

Vaults on "the Ocado delivery" and upcoming album Caught In Still Life

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 30 November 2016

Electro-pop three-piece Vaults chat to us after shouldering the weight of soundtracking this year's John Lewis Christmas advert, one of 2016's most hotly anticipated releases. ...

Elder Island: Track By Track: Elder Island on their Seeds In Sand EP

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 8 December 2016

Elder Island discuss the varied influences on their Seeds In Sand EP, including a much-missed feline friend and acid house vibes in their live show. ...

MUNA's About U—an unflinching and unapologetic record of the lives of queer women the world over

Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 6 February 2017

It's hard to review an album when your words just don't feel big enough. ...

JoJo is seeking serenity

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 20 February 2017

Pop heavyweight JoJo reveals to Pip Williams some of the stories behind her third album Mad Love.  Covering everything from Wiz Khalifa to the serenity prayer ...

Linnea Olsson: Track By Track: Pop cellist Linnea Olsson on For Show

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 23 February 2017

Linnea Olsson shares her own thoughts on every track of her new EP For Show, including the home-made stop-motion videos that accompany them. Overwhelmingly inspired ...

Sailor & I: Track by Track: Sailor & I on The Invention Of Loneliness

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 24 February 2017

Swedish artist Sailor & I delves into the technicalities behind new record The Invention Of Loneliness. The electronic musician's hypnotic style is lifted by the ...

Becky Hill: The Real Reality: Becky Hill

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 17 March 2017

Becky Hill doesn't want a TV talent show to define her. Pip Williams sits down with the chart-topping artist who's taken a backseat from fame ...

Cavegreen's Vita Lucida's only problem is being over too soon

Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 24 March 2017

Vita Lucida is the debut album from Washington-based duo Cavegreen, and comes following 2015's Journey of Return EP. The band is composed of Eleanor Murray ...

Declan McKenna on debut album What Do You Think About The Car?

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 13 April 2017

It's no mean feat, being labelled the voice of a generation. ...

Sylvan Esso: “We’re a goddamn electronic band!”: Sylvan Esso on new album What Now

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 28 April 2017

North Carolina electronic duo Sylvan Esso open up to Pip Williams about their sophomore record What Now, and plenty more besides. Ahead of today’s release, Amelia ...

Sylvan Esso: Gorilla, Manchester

Live Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 14 November 2017

Joyful, unaffected abandon ...

Charli XCX: 'Boys'

Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 8 December 2017

DO YOU REMEMBER the first time you heard 'Boys'? On first listen it might not have seemed like anything special — perhaps a bit repetitive, ...

Florence and the Machine: Florence + the Machine: High As Hope

Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 29 June 2018

Florence + the Machine boast sincerity over spectacle on fourth record High As Hope ...

Cher Lloyd is bigger than the bullshit

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 4 May 2020

Cher Lloyd cannot think of anything worse than taking up breadmaking in lockdown. ...

Sylvan Esso: Free Love

Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 21 September 2020

Rife with tenderness and restless energy, Free Love is Sylvan Esso at their most cohesive ...

Pale Waves: A Different Kind of Love

Interview by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 23 February 2021

Heather Baron-Gracie reflects on the creative and personal freedom she found within Pale Waves as the band celebrate the release of new album Who Am ...

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