White Lies are pleased to announce details of their new album, entitled Five &
share the new single and video "Tokyo".
The album will be released on February 1st, 2019 - marking a decade of their existence whilst cementing their new home at [PIAS] Recordings.
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.”
Available on ltd edition vinyl, vinyl, CD and digitally, Five is released on 1st February 2019 through [PIAS]
31.01 - BRIGHTON Concorde UK
01.02 - BRISTOL SWX UK
03.02 - LEEDS Academy UK
04.02 - NEWCASTLE Boiler Shop UK
05.02 - GLASGOW QMU UK
07.02 - LIVERPOOL Olympia UK
08.02 - MANCHESTER Albert Hall UK
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
26.03 – DUBLIN Button Factory IE
27.03 – CORK Cyprus Avenue IE
28.03 – GALWAY Roisin Dubh IE
29.03 – DUBLIN Button Factory IE
30.03 – BELFAST Elmwood Hall
B I Z Z A R R E
White Lies - Tokyo
White Lies - Believe It
White Lies – Five