White Lies

The trio from Ealing are back with their fourth album ‘Friends’, releasing in October, while their new single Take It Out On Me is available to download now. We asked vocalist and guitarist Harry McVeigh all about THE SONGS THAT…

Got me into music…

This was one of the first songs we learned how to play in a band together. I’m pretty sure we can still do a good version of it now. We started listening to Talking Heads when we were about 14 and they changed our opinion of what being in a band could be.

Reminds me of my favourite festival…

This reminds me of when I went to see one of my favourite bands at Reading 2005. Reading will always be very special to me, it was an overwhelming musical experience for a 16 year old. Playing at Reading and Leeds for the first time was incredibly moving for me cause I could feel in that moment how far we had come.

I love this year so far…

Massive tune! We were introduced to this song by David Wrench, who mixed our record. It’s just a great pop song and I think that good pop is always impressive. I’m listening to it on repeat!

I want played at my funeral…

This song is so beautiful and I think if someone wanted to play it at your funeral then you were probably an alright person. I don’t often listen to the Beatles but when I listen to a track like this I’m reminded of what monumental geniuses they were.

I would play in a set to impress…

Great piece of dance music. I have so much respect for Fourtet, a true artist. I watched a fantastic YouTube video of how he approaches his live performances and I found it so fascinating. It is so difficult to create spontaneous moments with electronic music and yet he’s figured out a totally unique way to do it.

Always gets me up and dancing…

It’s impossible not to dance to this track! I recently got married and this should be on every wedding playlist, I got the DJ to play it three times in a row. Perhaps I enjoy it a little to much! It has a great Nile Rogers produced groove that just makes you want to move. I love how it slightly strays into Reggae.

Sums me up…

This is how I try to live my life. I’ve had so many great drunken moments with friends listening to this track but it does have a great and valuable sentiment at its heart. I think it echoes a lot of what my parents used to tell me about how to live my life. She’s a phenomenal singer as well.

Read our full interview with White Lies here





22nd – LONDON, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
24th – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
25th – MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
26th – LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy
27th – GLASGOW, O2 ABC
29th – BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute
30th – LEEDS, Stylus


1st – BRISTOL, O2 Academy

23rd – NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
24th – SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
25th – OXFORD, O2 Academy
27th – CARDIFF, University
28th – LEICESTER, O2 Academy

March 2017
2nd – PORTSMOUTH, Pyramids
3rd – HULL, University
4th – LONDON, Troxy
6th – PRESTON, Guildhall
7th – ABERDEEN, Garage
8th – EDINBURGH, Potterrow
9th – HATFIELD, The Forum
11th – KEELE, University