FOR FANS OF: NEW ORDER, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, TEARDROP EXPLODES
A dark-edged trio hailing from London, White Lies take sonic cues from the likes of Joy Division, the Teardrop Explodes, and Echo & the Bunnymen. Indeed, the three musicians are so committed to the U.K.'s post-punk scene that they signed with Fiction Records, a Polydor imprint best known for its '80s releases by the Cure and the Associates. The band's debut album landed at number one on the U.K. charts and they set off on a dizzying world tour, crossing the U.S., Europe, and Japan and hitting major festivals like Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, and Coachella along the way.
Four albums in with 2016's 'Friends'; (the band self-produced the album at Bryan Ferry's private studio in London) comes with 'huge choruses, soaring, ethereal melodies and that distinctively glistening ‘80s production' (Clash) that fans have come to love.