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'Ritual' gets its first public airing at York Hall

White Lies previewed their second album ‘Ritual’ for the first time last night (November 22) at London‘s historic boxing venue York Hall.

Playing eight of the 10 songs on the record – set for release on January 17, two years to the day after their debut came out – the band explained that they were hoping to join the big league with its release.

“I don’t think there’s enough ambition in bands at the moment,” frontman Harry McVeigh told NME. “There are some really great bands who don’t really aim high with their music or plan for their careers. I think we are ambitious. I think it’s a good thing – it’s healthy.”

The band also performed older singles ‘To Lose My Life’, ‘Unfinished Business’ and ‘Death’ alongside the new songs.

White Lies played:

‘Is Love’
‘Bigger Than Us’
‘To Lose My Life’
‘Holy Ghost’
‘Peace & Quiet’
‘Unfinished Business’
‘The Power & The Glory’
‘Bad Love’
‘A Place To Hide’
‘Farewell To The Fairground’