White Lies

Formed March 2008.
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White Lies - Reading Festival Highlights

Highlights of White Lies' set on the Main stage at Reading Festival 2013.

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White Lies are an English post-punk band from Ealing, London. Formerly known as Fear of Flying, the band consists primarily of Harry McVeigh (lead vocals, guitar), Charles Cave (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums). The band perform live as a five-piece, complemented by sidemen Tommy Bowen and Rob Lee.

White Lies formed in October 2007, upon writing songs they felt didn't suit their original band. After delaying their first performance for five months to build up media hype[citation needed], they earned a recording contract with Fiction Records days after their debut. The release of singles "Unfinished Business" and "Death" led to tours and festival appearances in the United Kingdom and North America, including a headline performance at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend and a place on the 2009 NME Awards Tour. At the beginning of 2009, White Lies featured in multiple "ones to watch" polls for the coming year, including the BBC's Sound of 2009 poll and the BRITs Critics' Choice Award.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Ritual

    Ritual 2011

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    The big issues on this second album sound perfect for a manky January.
  2. Review of To Lose My Life

    To Lose My Life 2009

    Reviewed by Amanda Farah
    Some of the biggest indie dance-floor hits of the coming years.
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