White Lies

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White Lies are an English post-punk band from Ealing, London. Formerly known as Fear of Flying, the band consists primarily of Harry McVeigh (lead vocals, guitar), Charles Cave (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums). The band perform live as a five-piece, complemented by sidemen Tommy Bowen and Rob Lee.

White Lies formed in October 2007, upon writing songs they felt didn't suit their original band. After delaying their first performance for five months to build up media hype, they earned a recording contract with Fiction Records days after their debut. The release of singles "Unfinished Business" and "Death" led to tours and festival appearances in the United Kingdom and North America, including a headline performance at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend and a place on the 2009 NME Awards Tour. At the beginning of 2009, White Lies featured in multiple "ones to watch" polls for the coming year, including the BBC's Sound of 2009 poll and the BRITs Critics' Choice Award.

White Lies' debut album To Lose My Life... was released in January 2009, debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Their second album Ritual was recorded in 2010, and was released on 17 January 2011. Big TV, their third studio effort, was released on 12 August 2013. White Lies' musical style has been described as dark yet uplifting by the media, drawing comparisons to Joy Division, Editors, The Bravery and Interpol.

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Year Title Rating Releases
2005 White Lies 1
2009 To Lose My Life… 5 9
2011 Ritual 6
2013 Big TV 3

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2011 iTunes Festival: London 2011 Live 1


Year Title Rating Releases
2008 Death 8
2008 Unfinished Business 2
2009 To Lose My Life 7
2009 Farewell to the Fairground 1
2009 Taxidermy 1
2011 Bigger Than Us 3
2013 There Goes Our Love Again 1


Year Title Rating Releases
2008 Unfinished Business E.P. 1
2008 Death E.P. 1
2010 The Remixes 1
2013 White Lies Amazon Artist Lounge 1
2013 Small TV 1

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