This week White Lies were in town, Isobelle Binns caught up with the band to talk about their concert at the O2 Academy and their new album "Friends".
Review - 26th November, O2 Academy Liverpool
After not gracing a proper Liverpool venue for going on eight years (they played in October for HMV Live event at Liverpool One), White Lies return to the north west with a more electronic synth based sound, and the release of a 4th album Friends. Boldly starting out the show with a track from their new album “Take It Out On Me” which was well received by the eagerly awaiting fans. With the glistening 80s melodies and tight driving bass lines the boys kept the crowd on their feet as they joined in with the nostalgic vocals of Harry McVeigh.
Tracks from new album, Friends, were warmly received by the crowd. Morning in LA and Hold Back Your Love seemed to get the best reaction from the audience.
It was the hits that by far got the best reaction from the crowd and seeing as it’d be eight years since they last played Liverpool, they didn’t hold back. It’s rare to see from an artist touring a new album, but the setlist was heavy on tracks from their groundbreaking debut “To Lose My Life”. The likes of Farewell to the Fairground, Death and set closer The Price of Love drew the best reactions on the night. It was in a way refreshing and quite clever from the band. It’s been so long since they played Liverpool, they’ll know people want to hear the likes of Death and so on, so they delivered while integrating seamlessly tracks from the new album.