Photo courtesy of  Phillip Johnson

Photo courtesy of Phillip Johnson

Artist Home Premiere of ‘Get Me’, august, 2018

“Lyle is a seven-piece art-rock band with a sound that’s difficult to describe and a giant, collective open heart. Their new single, “Get Me,” which we’re proud to premiere here, is a confident track blending the introspection of 10,000 Maniacs with the epic, anthemic quality of early Arcade Fire. And it has a way of sticking in your soul.” - Jake Uitti, Artist Home

Northwest Music scene, october, 2018

“‘Get Me’ highlights the unmistakable vocals of Lana McMullen, masterfully served over the top of a delicately placed string arrangement, creating a soul-stirring vibe.”

Photo courtesy of  Phillip Johnson

Photo courtesy of Phillip Johnson

Photo courtesy of  Phillip Johnson

Photo courtesy of Phillip Johnson

seattle music news, january, 2019

“Lyle describes themselves as an art-rock band, which could mean any number of things. What started as a duet between local favorites Lana McMullen and Arthur James transformed into a septet of musicians with diverse backgrounds. Maybe art-rock is a convergence of different genres. Lyle has no lead singer, but they do have classically trained cello, violin, and piano players, and a brand of music that ebbs and flows between the foundation of James’ rock influence and McMullen’s folk sensibilities.” - Phillip Johnson, Seattle Music News

Rain city Collective, April, 2019

“James and McMullen blend together beautifully over the wide, symphonic swells of the song, and the breadth of talent of the entire band is on display, with poignant contributions from Leah Tousignant on keys and Natalie Gray on violin. This is another spectacular track from the new band, and adds to their previous releases "Get Me" and "Believe in the Dark". If you're looking for wonderful songs, Lyle is now 3 for 3.” - Elijah Dhavvan, Rain City Collective

Photo courtesy of  Phillip Johnson

Photo courtesy of Phillip Johnson


Lyle is a Seattle-based art-rock band. It began as a collaboration between singer-songwriters Lana McMullen and Arthur James in the spring of 2017. The two wanted to build a project without a frontperson—a collaborative where everyone involved contributed equally, artistically. They added five additional musicians from a myriad of musical backgrounds including metal, jazz-fusion, soul/r&b, and classical. 


In the spring of 2018, Lyle ventured into Seattle's historic London Bridge Studio and recorded a six-song EP with producer Eric Lilavois (Atlas Genius, My Chemical Romance, Saint Motel) and engineer Julian Anderson. The debut offering was mastered by Ed Brooks (Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie, R.E.M.) and Rachel Field of Resonant Mastering. The full EP, ‘Coward’, was released in September, 2019, and is available everywhere.

Vocals, Guitar / Arthur James
Vocals, Guitar / Lana McMullen
Vocals, Keys / Leah Tousignant
Bass / Nathaniel Bellasea
Drums / Matt Price
Violin / Natalie Gray
Cello / Phil Hirschi