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White Lies – new album and February 2019 live dates

ByDave Stopher

Oct 17, 2018

unveil new album Five

announce European live dates

share new track Time To Give

White Lies are pleased to announce details of their new album entitled Five.


The album will be released on February 1st, 2019 – marking a decade of their existence whilst cementing their new home at [PIAS] Recordings.

Ticket pre-sale starts on Wednesday 19th September via the White Lies mailing list before going on general sale at 09.00am BST on Friday 21st

The band also shares new seven-minute epic recording Time To Give – listen here


Five sees the West-London trio scaling new creative heights with re-energised confidence. The landscape has drastically changed over the past decade, contemporaries have come and gone, consumerism constantly evolving but White Lies fans have remained as fervent and committed as ever both in the UK and Internationally.


As the band explains; “This is a mile stone record for White Lies. It marks our decade as a band, which has pushed us to expand our sound and reach new territory artistically – it marks the start of a new and exciting chapter for us.”


The writing and recording process took in both sides of the Atlantic including a creative sojourn to Los Angeles where they worked on new material with old acquaintance Ed Buller – producer of two previous White Lies albums including the band’s chart-topping debut To Lose My Life and third release Big TV. The entire recording and writing process for Five has allowed the band to utilise past associates whilst also using the freedom to create the record they wanted to make. Enlisting engineer James Brown (Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters), renowned producer Flood who can also be heard contributing synths and keys on a couple of tracks. Whilst eminent Grammy Award recipient Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers) having worked on the band’s first two albums returns to mix the album.


More complex and bolder than its four predecessors with the addition of personal and-at-times intimate lyrics of bassist and primary songwriter Charles Cave, Five provides a confident stride forward as Cave concludes (somewhat tongue-in cheek), “I guess it’s true what they say, Five really IS the magic number.”


White Lies are: Harry McVeigh (lead vocals, guitar), Charles Cave (bass, b/vocals) and Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums)


Available on ltd edition vinyl, vinyl, CD and digitally, Five is released on 1st February 2019 through [PIAS] Recordings and available to pre-order here


Album pre-order : http://smarturl.it/WhiteLiesFIVE

Spotify pre-save: http://smarturl.it/WhiteLiesFIVEpresave

Time To Give single: http://smarturl.it/WhiteLiesTimeToGive


The full track-listing is:



Time To Give

Never Alone

Finish Line

Kick Me




Believe It

Fire And Wings




White Lies undertake an extensive European tour in 2019. The full live itinerary is






31.01 – BRIGHTON Concorde UK


03.02 – LEEDS Academy UK

04.02 – NEWCASTLE Boiler Shop UK – www.gigsandtours.com


07.02 – LIVERPOOL Olympia UK

08.02 – MANCHESTER Albert Hall UK – www.gigsandtours.com

09.02 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City UK

11.02 – EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms UK

13.02 – CAMBRIDGE Junction UK

14.02 – LONDON Forum UK

15.02 – BIRMINGHAM Institute UK

18.02 – AMSTERDAM Paradiso NL

19.02 – NIJMEGAN Doorroosje NL

22.02 – COLOGNE Kantine DE

23.02 – BOCHUM Matrix DE

24.02 – HAMBURG Markhalle DE

26.02 – STOCKHOLM Berns

27.02 – OSLO Rockefeller Music Hall NO

01.03 – AARHUS Train DK

02.03 – COPENHAGEN Vega DK

03.03 – BERLIN Huxleys DE

05.03 – WARSAW Proxima PL

06.03 – POZNAN Zamek PL

07.03 – PRAGUE Roxy CZ

08.03 – VIENNA Ottakringer Brauerei AT

10.03 – ZAGREB Culture Factory HR

11.03 – BOLOGNA Estrgon IT

12.03 – LAUSANNE Docks CH

13.03 – ZURICH Dynamo CH

15.03 – MUNICH Neue Theatre DE

16.03 – LEIPZIG Werk 2 DE

18.03 – WIESBADEN Schlachthof DE

19.03 – PARIS Trabendo FR

20.03 – LUXEMBOURG Den Atelier LU

21.03 – EINDHOVEN Effenaar NL


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