White Lies Review
MTV News caught the hotly tipped group and support Post War Years when they played London
White Lies are one of the biggest buzz bands of the 2008 with many looking forward to their debut album in 2009.
At the ICA in London for one of their biggest headlining performance so far the boys impressed with their slightly gloomy rock.
Like Editors before them and Joy Division way before them White Lies know how to inject their songs with a sense of drama.
The title of recent single Death says it all. Its easy to see why the track is a hit with its striking keys and preacher-like vocals. Death is played last at this gig and is a set highlight despite the subdued crowds lack of response.
Dressed all in black the four piece are silhouetted by simple lighting adding to the good gloom.
With luck White Lies could be the British version of The Killers and if they are Unfinished Business with its cry youve got blood on your hands is their Smile Like You Mean It.
Despite this confident gig well have to wait to hear the album before knowing for sure. Whisper it but they could also be the British version of The Bravery.
Young support act Post War Years went down well earlier in the evening with tracks including The Whole World On Its Head and You And Me Both.
With layers of keys, vocals and at times three out of four members playing bass guitar they remind of the sprawling musical textures of Hot Chip and TV On The Radio.
And with the Leamington Spa band so fresh-faced theyve got a lot of time to develop. Worth watching out for.