‘Deadbeat Lullabies’ is a well performed and well written album of folk-country influenced americana with plenty of variety in the tunes. Fine Lines may wear their influences on their collective sleeves, but not every album can be genre-defining and the performances here are very enjoyable, and therefore the lack of ground-breaking originality is not a problem. While Mark Radcliffe won’t be expecting the Nobel Prize for Literature his lyrics are interesting and well crafted, adding to the overall enjoyment of ‘Deadbeat Lullabies’. The album is a worthy addition to the expanding Fine Lines catalogue and makes you wonder what these songs will sound like played live. Fine Lines may be based in the Northwest of England, but there isn’t a hint of this in their mix of folk, country and americana, which is probably one of the best compliments you can pay them, and if you get a chance to see them live, take it.