White Lies discuss their ping pong battles with Kings Of Leon at T In The Park

The London band talk competitive sports at the Scottish festival

Video: White Lies - Instant Interview

White Lies have told NME all about their ping pong battles with touring buddies Kings Of Leon at T In The Park.

Speaking ahead of their Friday evening set on the Radio 1/NME Stage, White Lies talked about their recent tour with the Southern rockers, explaining that when the two bands get together, they like to embark on serious “competitive sports action”.

“Whether it be darts, table tennis or shuffleboard – whatever they [Kings Of Leon] can get their hands on,” revealed drummer Jack Lawrence-Brown.

“It’s a little bit embarrassing for them, but I crushed Caleb [Followill] at ping pong the other day,” said bassist Charles Cave. “Off the record though, because I don’t want him to get upset,” he joked.

“I played Nathan [Followill] on the American tour,” added Lawrence-Brown and I was losing so badly – and he was pretty far gone by this point – that he swapped to his left hand and still beat me. It was a low point in my life.”

The band also confirmed that they would not be starting work on the follow up to this year’s ‘Ritual’ album until the first half of next year. “We really haven’t given it much thought to be honest,” said frontman Harry McVeigh. “We’re still touring this album for another six months and I should imagine after that we’ll take a bit of time off.”

White Lies played:

‘Farewell To The Fairground’
‘Holy Ghost’
‘To Lose My Life’
‘Strangers’
‘E.S.T.’
‘Is Love’
‘Price Of Love’
‘A Place To Hide’
‘Bad Love’
‘Death’
‘Unfinished Business’
‘The Power & The Glory’
‘Bigger Than Us’


NME.COM is coming live from the T In The Park and Sonisphere this weekend. Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals/t-in-the-park and NME.COM/festivals/sonisphere for news, blogs, photo galleries and video interviews from both sites.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith cover The Rolling Stones - watch
Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates
Johnny Flynn stars in new trailer for Channel 4 sitcom 'Scrotal Recall' - watch
Bishop Nehru and Doom preview NehruvianDOOM album with new track 'Caskets' – listen
Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album
SBTRKT previews new album 'Wonder Where We Land' at iTunes Festival in London
Iceage reveal new song 'How Many' - listen
Trent Reznor previews 'Gone Girl' soundtrack ahead of cinema release
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver form Pop All Star Band supergroup
Lil Wayne and Drake hit the road in 'Grindin' video - watch
SBTRKT streams new song 'The Light' featuring Denai Moore - listen
George Ezra covers Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' - watch
Foo Fighters pay tribute to late Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus at crowdfunded gig
James Blake unveils new song on BBC Radio 1 show
David Bowie to release new album 'soon', says producer Tony Visconti
Six Iranians sentenced to prison and lashings for dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy' in...
All We Are announce January 2015 release date for debut album – hear first song now
Yorkshire artists cover Gang Of Four's 'Entertainment!' in special Cassette Store...
Guildford venue The Boileroom saved from closure
Richard Hawley to reissue first three albums on vinyl
Johnny Marr reveals new single 'The Trap'
Flying Lotus reveals new song 'Coronus, The Terminator' – listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today