Londonâ€™s White Lies made a major splash with their dark and enigmatic 2009 debut, To Lose My Life, and are ready to up the excitement factor once again with their highly anticipated sophomore record Ritual set to hit on January 18, 2011 via Geffen/Fiction. First video â€œBigger Than Usâ€ directed by jonas & francois (Depeche Mode, Madonna, Kanye West) premiered today on NME and is a thrilling and twisted modern-day tribute to the last sequence from E.T. Playing like the final five minutes of an enthralling film, the climax jumps out at you, the images get more and more intense and then, finally, you find a resolution. The video is the perfect accompaniment to the massive â€œBigger Than Usâ€ single which will be available digitally on November 22.
Ritual, produced by Alan Moulder, is the perfect epic and roaring follow up taking us on a sonic journey through dancefloor beats meets raging guitars and everything in between, fused together perfectly, and all at an incredibly melodic breakneck speed. Ritual teems with dark distorted anthems for the modern age. British critics have given White Lies accolades as successors to the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Depeche Mode, The Psychedelic Furs and Magazine and have called lyricist Charles Cave a â€œ classic doom-rock dreamweaver; Nick Cave meeting Edgar Allen Poe.â€
Catch White Lies Stateside This January!
Neumos, 1/22, Seattle, WA
Troubadour, 1/24, Los Angeles, CA
Highline Ballroom, 1/27, New York, NY
The Mod Club, 1/29, Toronto