White Lies set for intimate Edinburgh gig

White Lies have announced a UK tour for early next year, which includes a low-key gig at Edinburgh’s Potterrow.

The London doom-and-gloom merchants will also play in Newcastle, Sheffield, Oxford, Cardiff, Leicester and Norwich.

The post-punk outfit comprising of Harry McVeigh (vocals and lead guitar), Charles Cave (bass guitar and backing vocals) and drummer Jack Lawrence-Brown released debut album To Lose My Life in 2009, and shot straight to No.1 in the UK charts.

White Lies’ self-produced fourth album, Friends, is the follow-up to 2013’s Big TV, and was recorded at Bryan Ferry’s London studio.

Asked how the band have changed since their debut, frontman McVey said: “We’ve all grown up a great deal I think.

“The album actually deals with a lot of the emotions associated with the changing of relationships with friends and family as you grow up and move on to new things.

“On a personal level I’ve recently got married and moved away and if someone told me that’s where I’d be with my life at 19, when White Lies took off, I wouldn’t have believed it.”

Talking about their recently-released new album, bassist Cave said: “In the past couple of years, we’ve noticed friends’ life situations causing them to make big decisions – marriages, kids, moving out of London.

“Friendships have begun to feel adult and our perception of time has changed.

“As kids, if you didn’t see a mate for a fortnight, you’d wonder what was wrong. Now you might not see someone for six months and it doesn’t matter.”

White Lies, who are influenced by Talking Heads, are often compared to the likes of Editors, Joy Division and The Killers.

The trio have enjoyed a string of hit singles in the UK, including To Lose My Life, Unfinished Business, Death and Farewell To The Playground.

You can listen to a couple of White Lies best-known tracks below.

Tour dates:

23 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
24 – Sheffield, O2 Academy
25 – Oxford, O2 Academy
27 – Cardiff University
28 – Leicester, O2 Academy

MARCH 2017
2 – Portsmouth, Pyramids
3 – Hull University
4 – London, Troxy
6 – Preston, Guildhall
7 – Aberdeen, Garage
8 – Edinburgh, Potterrow
9 – Hatfield, The Forum
11 – Keele University
12 – Norwich, UEA

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