White Lies are back with a new single, album, and European tour.
The London trio have teased ‘Friends’, due for release on 7 October, with the song ‘Take It Out On Me’. They will be backing the album with an extensive live campaign that includes a stop at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 22 November 2016.
“We’ve spent 18 months working hard on our fourth record, ‘Friends’, that we are now ready to begin sharing with you,” singer/guitarist Harry McVeigh, bassist Charles Cave, and drummer Jack Lawrence-Brown said in a statement.
“We can’t tell you how proud we are, and how exciting it is to feel we’ve created something that is going to, once again, propel us around the world to play for all of you. We’ve missed you! Though we’ve been hiding away in order to make this, it’s the energy you’ve given us over nearly ten years that runs through the music. Your support means the world.”
Following three consecutive Top 5 albums, ‘Friends’ was recorded in Bryan Ferry’s private studio in London’s Olympia. Self-produced by the band, with additional production from long-term collaborator Ed Buller, the 10-track release was engineered by the Grammy-winning James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys) and mixed by David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs).
White Lies first gained attention in 2009 with their debut album ‘To Lose My Life’, which topped the UK charts and sold one million copies worldwide. ‘Ritual’ followed two years later, hitting the Top 20 in over 15 countries (including #3 at home) and culminating in a sold-out show at Wembley Arena. ‘Big TV’, which was launched with three intimate shows at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, hit #4 in the UK on its release in 2013.