On Wednesday 30th January, White Lies, a band from West London, performed at Pryzm night club in Kingston ahead of the release of their new album, Five. This was a warm up show to prepare for their extensive UK tour to promote their new record.

The band has been going strong for ten years and released their first set of songs on the album ‘To Lose My Life’. Their debut record is widely regarded as their most powerful and during their show the set list contained four tracks from their breakthrough collection. 

Five, released on the 1s tof February is their fifth album and contains nine songs, with a playtime of just under 45 minutes. The new tracks were impressive and it was clear that the band were relishing performing their new album. One excited White Lies fan said that "Five is a return to form, and they will be rocking music festivals this Summer!"

The performance was very intimate with the audience members able to stand very near to the stage. White Lies played for an hour, after support act ‘Boniface’ kick started the evening with some songs of their own. It was a relatively early gig with a 9pm curfew. People of all ages were allowed into the venue, with those under 14 years old having to be accompanied by an adult. 13 songs were played in total with a mixture of old and new, with the songs ‘Tokyo’ and ‘Finish Line’ making their live debuts. The crowd also heard old favourites, with the band closing the show with a tenth anniversary rendition of ‘To Lose My Life.’

White Lies are a four piece band who play indie music, with the lead singer Harry McVeigh also playing the guitar. He sings with a low swirling voice, with a very distinctive sound. Put that with the heavy synthesizer that appears on most of their tracks and White Lies have their own very distinctive sound. Kingston enjoyed it!

Tickets for the performance promoted by Kingston record shop Banquet Records cost £16 each, with a copy of the new album also included. White Lies return to London to play at the Forum in Kentish Town on 14th February – don’t miss it!