March 6, 2017 in News
A dark-edged trio hailing from London, White Lies take sonic cues from the likes of Joy Division, The Teardrop Explodes, and Echo & the Bunnymen. Indeed, the three musicians are so committed to the U.K.’s post-punk scene that they signed with Fiction Records, a Polydor imprint best known for its ’80s releases by The Cure and The Associates.
After changing their name from Fear of Flying in 2006, the trio changed musical directions, adapted a more somber group persona, and began creating doomy material like the funereal murder ballad ‘Unfinished Business’ and the self-explanatory ‘Death’.
The latest album Friends was released after a three-year wait, continuing with their crisp, vibrant synth pop and gnarly post-punk sound The band self-produced the album, which was recorded at Bryan Ferry‘s private studio in Kensington, West London. White Lies enlisted the help of an expert team including Grammy Award-winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production.
White Lies play The Empire Coventry on Fri 10th March 2017, with support from Autopilot and The Kingcrawlers. Tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Hold Back Your Love’ below: