Monday, 27 April 2015

W is for White Lies



White Lies is a British indie rock band comprised of Harry McVeigh on lead vocals and guitar, Charles Cave on bass guitar and backing vocals, and Jack Lawrence-Brown on drums. Their music is a blend of indie rock and post-punk revival. Their debut album, To Lose My Life..., was released in 2009, debuting at #1 on the UK album chart. It contained the singles, Death, Unfinished Business, To Lose My Life, and Farewell to the Fairground.

They released their second album, Ritual, in 2011, and it was accompanied by the release of a short film of the same name, which featured three songs from the album, Bad Love, Holy Ghost, and the lead single, Bigger Than Us. Their third album, Big TV, was released in 2013. It debuted at #4 on the UK album chart, and it produced the singles, There Goes Our Love Again and First Time Caller.

They released a 5 track EP titled Small TV in late 2013, in support of their 2013 tour. It featured reworked versions of their own songs, as well as covers of songs by Lana Del Rey and Prince. They also contributed vocals to the track Embrace by electronic music duo, Chase & Status. But of all the songs in their catalog, my favorite remains the title track from their debut album, To Lose My Life.


16 comments:

  1. I like their sound. They kind of remind me of a mix of Depeche Mode and The Smiths.

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    1. They've been compared to a lot of other bands as well, including American indie rock bands Interpol and The Killers. :)

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  2. I've never really taken notice of White Lies, but this track is great :-)

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Annalisa. It's one of those songs that I never get tired of listening to. :)

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  3. I don't believe I've ever heard of them.

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    1. That's understandable, considering they haven't quite managed to break out of the UK onto the international scene.

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  4. That's the song I think of when I think of them as well. It's still played quite a lot on an alternative station in the UK. Quite 80s, in a good way.

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    1. Yeah. It does have that distinctly 80s vibe, plus there's just something about their lead singers voice that sets their music apart.

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  5. Wow, I don't actually know them. I have some YouTube-ing to do!

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    1. You should totally check them out, Lauren. :)

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  6. White Stripes! Or, in a pinch, the White Rabbits!

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    1. I came this close to highlighting The White Stripes. I am a fan of their work, including Jack White's solo endeavors. :)

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