White Lies Biography

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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White Lies to join Kings Of Leon at huge UK show

The trio will support the Nashville rockers on the opening night of their UK tour in Newcastle

  • Apr 2, 2014

Artwork for White Lies' 'Big TV' wins Best Art Vinyl 2013 award

Their third album featured Michael Kagan's oil painting 'Pilot 2' on the cover

  • Jan 3, 2014

White Lies announce UK tour for December - ticket details

Band will play eight dates nationwide with support from Frankie Rose

  • Aug 23, 2013

White Lies fail to knock 'Britain's Got Talent' album off UK Number One spot

Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys return to the Top Ten on the UK's Official Singles Chart

  • Aug 18, 2013

White Lies neck and neck with Richard & Adam for Number One with their album 'Big TV'

Band thank fans as their third studio album races up the charts

  • Aug 14, 2013

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First Time Caller

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White Lies Reviews

White Lies - 'Big TV'

White Lies - 'Big TV'

The London trio’s third features some of their most exuberant songwriting. But in parts they’re still deadeningly generic

  • Aug 8, 2013

This Week's Singles Reviewed

White Lies, Foo Fighters, Hard-Fi

  • Jun 24, 2011

Live Review: White Lies/ Crocodiles/ Mirrors

O2 Shepherd'd Bush Empire, London, 11th February

  • Feb 23, 2011

Album Review: White Lies - Ritual (Fiction)

They've got the requisite moves and style - and even catchy songs - but the gloomy trio's second strikes a little hollow

  • Jan 17, 2011

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - White Lies, Patrick Wolf, Daft Punk

White Lies, Patrick Wolf, Daft Punk

  • Nov 22, 2010

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