White Lies (UK post-punk band)

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

White Lies formed in October 2007, after writing songs that 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..., released in January 2009, hit number one on the UK Albums Chart. Their second album Ritual was recorded in 2010, and released on 17 January 2011. Big TV, their third studio album, was released on 12 August 2013, whilst their fourth, titled Friends, was released 7 October 2016. Their latest album Five was released on 1 February 2019.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2009To Lose My Life…White Lies511
2011RitualWhite Lies7
2013Big TVWhite Lies24
2016FriendsWhite Lies5
2019Five V2White Lies43
2022As I Try Not To Fall ApartWhite Lies1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2011iTunes Festival: London 2011White Lies1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2008DeathWhite Lies8
2008Unfinished BusinessWhite Lies2
2009To Lose My LifeWhite Lies7
2009Farewell to the FairgroundWhite Lies1
2009TaxidermyWhite Lies1
2011Bigger Than UsWhite Lies3
2011StrangersWhite Lies1
2011Holy GhostWhite Lies1
2013There Goes Our Love AgainWhite Lies1
2016Take It Out on MeWhite Lies1
2016Come OnWhite Lies1
2016Hold Back Your LoveWhite Lies1
2018Time to GiveWhite Lies1
2019Songs In the Key of Death: Pt. IWhite Lies1
2019Songs In the Key of Death: Pt. IIWhite Lies1
2019Songs In the Key of Death: Pt. IIIWhite Lies1

Single + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2014Big TV (Tube & Berger Remixes)White Lies1

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2008Unfinished Business E.P.White Lies1
2008Death E.P.White Lies1
2010The RemixesWhite Lies1
2013White Lies Amazon Artist LoungeWhite Lies1
2013Small TVWhite Lies1
2020UnreleasedWhite Lies1

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