September 23, 2008 9:44

White Lies preview debut album at Manchester show

Trio play practically all of new record at intimate gig

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White Lies continued their first UK headline tour last night (September 22) with a gig in Manchester.

Playing the city’s Night And Day Café, the west London trio previewed tracks from their forthcoming debut album 'To Lose My Life Or Lose My Love', due out in January 2009.

Including their first single 'Unfinished Business' and closing with current release 'Death', the band played nine out of the ten tracks that will feature on the eventual album.

Dressed in black, and barely pausing to speak between songs, the band waltzed through their high energy set, which included fan favourites 'From The Stars' and the rousing 'Farewell To The Fairground'.

The band admitted they were relishing playing the tight, sweaty venues on this tour.

"I think the idea was to get as much as we physically could out of these small venues," drummer Jack Lawrence-Brown told NME.COM after the show. "You can take limited equipment a long way if you really push it."

White Lies played:

'Farewell To The Fairground'
'To Lose My Life'
'Unfinished Business'
'The Prince Of Love'
'50 On Our Foreheads'
'A Place To Hide'
'From The Stars'

Watch fan footage of the closing track and current single 'Death' from last night's show below.

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