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White Lies- To Lose my Life (Album Review)

White Lies are this year’s strongest prospect for a big new British rock group. A trio comprising Harry McVeigh, Jack Lawrence-Brown and Charles Cave, three misery-spouters from London’s leafy Chiswick, their songs take the much-sieved grains of mope-rock, popularised in recent years by Interpol, Editors and the Killers, and add further lashings of Joy Division doom and Duran Duran pomp. The results are oddly compelling, if only for the ridiculous way in which their lyrics handle fear, death and despair. Take Nothing to Hide’s description of eyes as “glass mistakes”, or Unfinished Business, in which we are told, with all the darkness of Valerie Singleton after a game of make-and-do, to “put down those scissors, baby, on this single bed”. The basslines and melodies may snag like hell, but this is the sound of archly constructed doom being wrung dry.