All white on the night: White Lies still exist, announce new album ‘Friends’

White Lies still exist, announce new album ‘Friends’

Gloomy bunch are back with a new single, ‘Take It Out On Me’.

Surprise! White Lies are back, everyone!

The grumpy London lot have announced a new album, ‘Friends’, alongside new single ‘Take It Out On Me’. It’s White Lies ahoy - all synth-led post-punk pace and surely-that’s-not-his-real-voice post-Morrissey vocals. It’s a little less grumpy than we’ve come to expect, though, in fairness. ”I’m in love with the feeling,” shouts Harry McVeigh at the chorus hits, before announcing just what that feeling is - “of being used.” Ah. Right-o.

Really don’t help yourself, mate.

‘Friends’ is out on October 7th, with White Lies playing the following dates to celebrate their continued existence.

28 Istanbul, Babylon
30 Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theatre

01 Athens, Iera Odos
13 Amsterdam, Paradiso
14 Nijmegen, Doornroosje
15 Paris, Trabendo
17 Luxembourg, Atelier
18 Brussels, AB
21 Frankfurt, Gibson
22 Osnabruck, Rosenhof
23 Cologne, Kantine
25 Copenhagen, Vega
26 Stockholm, Debaser
27 Oslo, Rockefeller
29 Aarhus, Train
30 Hamburg, U&G
31 Berlin, Huxleys

02 Gdansk, Stary Manez
03 Warsaw, Progesja
04 Prague, Lucerna Music Hall
05 Vienna, Ottakringer Brauerei
08 Zagreb, Tvornika Kulture
09 Munich, Fabrik
10 Zurich, Kauflauten
11 Lausanne, Metropop Festival
13 Rome, Orion
14 Milan, Fabrique
16 Barcelona, Razzmatazz
17 Madrid, Arena
18 Lisbon, CCB
22 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
24 Nottingham, Rock City
25 Manchester, Albert Hall
26 Liverpool, Arts Club
27 Glasgow, O2 ABC
29 Birmingham, O2 Institute
30 Leeds, Stylus

01 Bristol, O2 Academy

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