White Lies reveal heavy metal influence on new album 'BIG TV'

Band say they want to make "karaoke songs" which will last the test of time

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: White Lies

White Lies have said that their new album 'BIG TV' is influenced by heavy metal, describing the creative process behind the record as a "make-or-break" time for the band.

Speaking in this week's NME, which is on newsstands tomorrow (August 1) or available digitally, frontman Harry McVeigh reveals: "We consciously went out to make a pop album with heavy metal guitars." Bass player Charles Cave adds: "White Lies actually share a lot in common with heavy metal. Heavy metal has its own gothic and sinister cliches that are really fun to rub up against."

Explaining how important the album is to the band, McVeigh adds: "When we first started writing it was a make-or-break moment for us. We wanted to write an album of songs that people would immediately connect with. There's the desire for one of our songs to be on a karaoke machine in 30 years time; to write a song that resonates to people throughout the ages."

'BIG TV' will be released on August 12 and features the track 'Getting Even', which can be heard here. The album was produced by Ed Buller and recorded earlier this year in Brussels, Belgium. An official first single, 'There Goes Our Love Again', will precede the album on August 5.

White Lies will play a number of festival shows over the summer, including a slot on the Main Stage at Reading and Leeds.

Subscribe to NME here, or get this week's digital issue



NME



Read More On This Artist

More News
O2 Priority Tickets for The Vaccines, Elbow, Nicki Minaj and more available tomorrow
Alabama Shakes, Django Django and Slaves announced for The Great Escape 2015
Chris Robinson on The Black Crowes' split: 'It's more complicated than Rich's...
Blink-182 confirm split from 'disrespectful and ungrateful' Tom DeLonge
Stereophonics, Van Morrison, Paul Weller, The Who, Noel Gallagher to headline Teenage Cancer Trust
Babes In Toyland announce May 2015 UK reunion tour
Tom DeLonge denies leaving Blink-182
The Prodigy share 'The Day Is My Enemy' title track - listen
Catfish And The Bottlemen cover The Killers' 'Read My Mind' - watch
London's 12 Bar Club re-opened by squatters
All We Are stream debut album online
Ariel Pink unveils 'Dayzed Inn Daydreams' video – watch
Muse confirm new album title 'Drones' in latest in-the-studio video
Noel Gallagher, Florence And The Machine and The Prodigy to play Benicàssim 2015
Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson to headline disability-friendly gigs
Dave Grohl won't appear in Kurt Cobain documentary 'Cobain: Montage Of Heck'
Noel Gallagher offered a lifetime supply of Tennent's lager
Likeness between 'Stay With Me' and Tom Petty song is 'coincidence', says Sam...
Mark Kozelek says new Sun Kil Moon album could be released this year
Fall Out Boy wrote songs for One Direction that were 'too odd' to be used
Howard Marks to perform at London’s Forum with Rhys Ifans and Super Furry Animals
Death Cab For Cutie stream new song 'Black Sun' – listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM