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White Lies (formed 2005)

White Lies are an English alternative rock band from London. The lineup of the band consists of Harry McVeigh on vocals and rhythm guitar, Jack Lawrence-Brown on drums and Charles Cave on bass guitar and backing vocals.

White Lies: Starting Out

Charles Cave and Jack Lawrence-Brown met at North Ealing Primary School, where they played their first show together. Harry McVeigh and Andrew Inman, who were from Shepherd's Bush, joined the band later on and the band was named Fear Of Flying. At the time, the band was a 'weekend project' for the boys.

As time went on, the band found themselves supporting the likes of Laura Marling, Jamie T and The Maccabees. Andrew Inman left the band on 2006, after an argument, so the remaining three continued without him.

Fear of Flying released two "7 singles on the independent Young and Lost Club label in 2006. The first was 'Routemaster' / 'Round Three' and the second was 'Three's A Crowd' / 'Forget-Me-Nots'. They were both produced by Stephen Street, who is famous for his production work with Blur and Morrissey.

In August 2007, Fear of Flying played the Underage Festival in Victoria Park, London. The members of the band decided that, rather than going to university, they would all take a second gap year. They had decided to disband as Fear of Flying and begin again with a new, darker sound, enabling them to write more personal songs. Their new sound has been compared to the likes of Editors, Echo and the Bunnymen and The Killers, while Harry McVeigh's vocals have been compared to those of Joy Division's Ian Curtis.

Their first gig as White Lies was in Hoxton, London, at the Bar and Kitchen in February 2008. A number of A&R representatives from various record companies were present at the gig. White Lies received a number of offers of record deals but eventually signed with Fiction Records.

White Lies' UK TV debut came with an appearance on Later. With Jools Holland in May 2008, on which they played 'Unfinished Business' and 'Death'. They also played at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Maidstone, Kent as well as playing a number of major festivals, including T in the Park, Oxegen and the Reading and Leeds festivals. White Lies continued to gig extensively, playing at the CMJ Music Festival in the US, alongside Jay Reatard and Violens. Upon returning to the UK, they supported Glasvegas on their UK tour.

White Lies' debut album was entitled To Lose My Life. and was released in January 2009, shortly after they had been shortlisted for the BBC's 'Sound of 2009' poll (Little Boots was the overall winner). The NME chose the band to perform on their 2009 ShockWaves NME Tour, alongside Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires and Glasvegas. They also appeared on Jo Whiley's Live Lounge, playing a cover of Kanye West's 'Love Lockdown'.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Lea Black Hosts A Launch Party For Her New Book 'Red Carpets And White Lies'

Jade Moser - 'The Real Housewives of Miami' star Lea Black hosts a launch party for her new book 'Red Carpets and White Lies' at Pump in West Hollywood at Pump Restaurant - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 4th June 2015

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Lea Black Signs Copies Of Her New Book 'Red Carpets & White Lies'

Lea Black and Roy Black - Lea Black signs copies of her new book 'Red Carpets & White Lies' at Books and Books at Books and Books Gables - Coral Gables, Florida, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015

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White Lies Performing Live In Concert

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White Lies Record Wins Cover Art Award


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British rockers the White Lies have seen off competition from Sir Paul McCartney, Daft Punk and Sir Elton John to win a top honour for their latest album's cover art.

The band's Big Tv record, which features an oil painting of an astronaut by Michael Kagan, has won the 2013 Best Art Vinyl award ahead of other nominees including MCCartney's New, Elton John's The Diving Board, and Daft Punk's Get Lucky.

Artist Kagan says of the honour, "It has been a very exciting experience for me to see my artwork used in this way. I have really enjoyed how involved the band has wanted me to be... I could see how the painting had really become a symbol of the band and the new album."

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White Lies Perfoming In Concert

Charles Cave - White Lies performing live on stage at the Roundhouse, Camden - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 10th December 2013

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White Lies Perform Live In Glasgow

Harry McVeigh and White Lies - White Lies perform live at O2 ABC Glasgow - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Wednesday 4th December 2013

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A Week In Music – Kurt Vile Has His Own Day, Tom Odell Lives Up To The Hype, Candy Says Are Delighted & Kanye Still Thinks He's God


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Kurt VileA week in videos… It’s been a busy week for the languid voiced, melancholic entity that is Kurt Vile, and he’s topped it off by releasing a new video for KV Crimes – a song off his latest release Wakin' On A Pretty Daze. Directed by Tom Scharpling, the video riffs on the recent news that the 28th of August will officially be known as Kurt Vile Day. The actual ceremony will be marked by a free concert at City Hall from, guess who, Kurt Vile

Lack of sunny weather and increased austerity got you feeling down? Then the video for Michael Franti & Spearhead - I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like) will do a sterling job of perking you up, unless you’re averse to whistling that is. Drums and face paint at the ready; it’s festival season, and Michal Franti & Spearhead are getting ready for a summer of live shows with this seasonal video, full of fun and vitality. And drums. We mentioned drums, right?

While 20 years is a long time to develop that pop punk, emo, power pop or alternative rock sound – whatever you want to call it – it seems as though Jimmy Eat World still sound the same, not that that’s a bad thing. Their eighth studio album 'Damage' is due to hit shelves on June 11th 2013, and the video for their new single, I Will Steal You Bank conjures memories of their frenetic live shows with its nostalgic black & white style.

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Kellan Lutz Lied To Ex


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Kellan Lutz wasn't always honest with his ex-girlfriends.

The 'Twilight Saga' hunk is currently loved up with former 'Home And Away' actress Sharni Vinson but admitted in the past he often told White Lies in order to impress girls.

Kellan - who previously dated '90210's AnnaLynne McCord told People: ''I've become more mature when it comes to women and relationships. My M.O. now is to be who I really am and not be fake in order for a girl to like me back.

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Latitude Festival 2012: Bon Iver To Play Only UK Festival Date At Latitude


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Latitude Festival has announced its initial line-up for 2012. Due to headline will be Bon Iver; Elbow and Paul Weller. This year, the seventh Latitude Festival will take place from 12-15th July, at Henham Park in Suffolk.

Bon Iver started 2012 on a high, when they won two Grammy Awards for their second studio album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver. The band picked up Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album. Both Bon Iver, Bon Iver and their debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, which was released in 2007, received critical acclaim. This will also be Bon Iver's only UK festival appearance this year.

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Elbow, Paul Weller And Bon Iver To Headline Latitude


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Elbow, Paul Weller and Bon Iver will headline Latitude Festival 2012.

The Grammy award-winning folk band will take to the stage for their only UK festival appearance this year on Friday July 13, with the 'One Day Like This' hitmakers - who have penned the theme to the London 2012 Olympic Games - taking the slot on Saturday, while the Modfather will round off the performances on Sunday July 15.

In addition to the trio of headline acts, the likes of Laura Marling, White Lies, The Horrors, Metronomy and BBC Sound of 2012 winner Michael Kiwanuka have also been confirmed to play at this year's event.

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White Lies Want Live Shows To Be Bigger Than Record


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White Lies aim for their live shows to sound even better than their records.

The 'Bigger Than Us' indie rockers may not have the technology of a whole studio available to them on tour, but the three piece are hoping on their next tour in support of second album, 'Ritual', they can create a sound which will give fans something even better than the record.

Drummer Jack Lawrence said: "Really, the goal for us is to do a performance that is essentially an improvement on the album. Whenever we go on stage we are aiming to better the album sound and better The Feeling that the album has."

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White Lies Feared Writer's Block


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White Lies worried they had forgotten how to write songs.

The British group spend so long on the road touring their old material, they were concerned they would be unable to complete the follow-up to debut LP 'To Lose My Life'.

Bassist Charles Cave said: "Even before we started the record, we were talking on the road going, 'f***ing hell, when are we going to get to write again?' I think we'd forgotten how to do it."

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