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Great new band, 2009 is theirs for the taking,
This review is from: To Lose My Life ... (Audio CD)
White lies, formerly known as Fear of Flying, are a great new band whose debut album, "To Lose My Life", is already set to dominate the charts in 2009. Their sound can probably be best described as the love child of the killers and joy division (the lead singer Harry McVeigh sounds a lot like Ian Curtis), while Julian Cope watched from the corner during conception. Their music brings an updated taste of 80's synth, with a unique dark undertone and with the usual epic themes of love, betrayal, death and mortality told with poetic imagery.
From the album the tracks Death and To Lose My Life are hauntingly outstanding and will probably be singles. Farewell to the Fairground will remind you of the killers' All These Things That I've Done, and will surely be set to become a festival anthem. The closing track, The Price of Love, is brilliant and a fantastic way to end this must buy album.