I'm not a big fan of liars, although I did enjoy an opening set by New York-based experimentalists Liars at Radiohead's Hollywood Bowl gig last summer. As for White Lies, when my editor first mentioned the band, I searched my iTunes library and the only thing that turned up was "White Lies" by '80s country-punks Jason & The (Nashville) Scorchers. As much as I loved that band, the White Lies I write of now have nothing to do with country or Nashville, but they do owe a huge debt to the '80s.
White Lies are a London-based trio consisting of singer/guitarist Harry McVeigh, bassist Charles Cave, and drummer Jack Lawrence Brown, which actually began its musical life as a band called Fear Of Flying (not to be confused with the Saratoga, New York-based band of the same name). Under that moniker the trio released a pair of Brit pop-influenced singles manned by of Smiths/Blur producer Stephen Street in 2006. While most bands would be happy to gain a foothold, our lads weren't. In October 2007,Read More »from White Lies: Post-Punk “Love Lockdown”