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White Lies Confess Splendour in the Grass 2009 Sideshows!

Written by Toby Smith on May 12, 2009

Prepare to be moved as dark-edged UK trio hit Australia for the first time for their debut performance at Splendour In The Grass before playing two sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne this July.

Harking back to the sonic strains of Joy Division, Echo & The Bunnymen and Interpol, WHITE LIES infuse their catchy melodies and danceable beat with dark lyrics and murderous undertones. Their aptly named debut LP To Lose My Life hit #1 on the UK charts upon its release earlier this year, slipping into the top slot ahead of US rockers Kings of Leon.

To Lose My Life instantly caught international attention with WHITE LIES playing sold out headline shows across the UK and joining the bill of every major festival in Europe, Japan and the USA including Roskilde Festival, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Fuji Rock, Lollapalooza and many more.

These lads have graced the cover of the NME and The Fly, and been lauded as the bastions of new indie rock in 2009 in everything from The Times to The Guardian. It’s not all doom and gloom for the UK purveyors of dark indie rock, with their intense live shows renowned for getting fans dancing with abandon. The rest of the world has been let in on the secret, now it is time for Australia to join the ranks and embrace WHITE LIES.

To Lose My Life is out now through Universal Music Australia. Download a remix version of the single ‘To Lose My Life’ as well as access video clips and more at

Sat/Sun 25th-26th July – Splendour In the Grass – Byron Bay, NSW

Tues 28th July – The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW – ALL AGES

Thurs 30th July – HI-FI Bar, Melbourne VIC – 18+

Tickets on Sale Thursday, May 21st

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