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WHITE LIES share “Finish Line”, from upcoming new album, Five, due 1st February 2019 on [PIAS] Recordings + UK live dates

December 23, 2018
Steve Gullick 

WHITE LIES

Share new track “Finish Line”

FIVE braille lyric companion book in association with RNIB

European live dates in 2019

Five due 1st February on [PIAS Recordings] 

White Lies have shared new track “Finish Line“, taken from their upcoming album, Five due out 1st February. Already established as a band favourite, lyricist and bass player Charles Cave explains;

“We are all hugely attached to this song, and really excited to share it prior to the album being released. Much like album-opener Time To Give, the track has an ambitious structure – one emanating from our love of Prog.” Going on to detail its origins; “At its heart, it’s a simple song about a young couple’s break-up negotiations, I like to hope the music itself takes the listener through the emotional ups and downs. It’s up there as one of our best songs and we hope our fans think so too.”



The band are also pleased to announce details of a unique partnership with the help of the RNIBand have created the FIVE braille lyric companion book – which contains the entire lyrics of the album in braille, very much a first.

Having started using Kobigraph in the album artwork designs, the band became very passionate about including some tactile braille in the campaign. Unfortunately, due to mass-market practicalities it soon became apparent that it would have to be a more bespoke, limited item but one that fans would want to keep.

Cave takes up the story…“I got in touch with the RNIB, somewhat unsure as to whether they’d be interested at all, but their reaction was immediately one of enthusiasm as it was a project they’d never seen the like of before. Working closely with them and our artist Casey Roarty, we soon found a way of producing a book-size edition that would safely keep the braille usable and be an aesthetically beautiful item.”

The RNIB’s Brenda Ramsey adds; “The RNIB and White Lies collaboration has been an exciting project.  We worked with the band to translate the lyrics of Five into braille and then printed them in a beautiful limited-edition book. The donations RNIB receives from each book will go directly to supporting our work in creating a society without barriers for people with sight loss.”

Limited to a run of 500 hand numbered copies – with a £10 donation from every sale going to RNIB. Available to purchase via whitetlies.com


White Lies accompany the release of FIVE with a comprehensive live itinerary as follows:

31.01 – BRIGHTON Concorde UK
01.02 – BRISTOL SWX UK

03.02 – LEEDS Academy UK
04.02 – NEWCASTLE Boiler Shop UK
05.02 – GLASGOW QMU UK
07.02 – LIVERPOOL Olympia UK
08.02 – MANCHESTER Albert Hall UK
09.02 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City UK
11.02 – EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms UK
13.02 – CAMBRIDGE Junction UK
14.02 – LONDON Forum UK
15.02 – BIRMINGHAM Institute UK

18.02 – AMSTERDAM Paradiso NL
19.02 – NIJMEGEN Doornroosje NL
20.02 – BRUSSELS AB BE
22.02 – COLOGNE Kantine DE
23.02 – BOCHUM Matrix DE
24.02 – HAMBURG Markthalle DE
26.02 – STOCKHOLM Berns
27.02 – OSLO Rockefeller Music Hall NO
01.03 – AARHUS Train DK
02.03 – COPENHAGEN Vega DK
03.03 – BERLIN Huxleys DE
05.03 – WARSAW Proxima PL
06.03 – POZNAN Zamek PL
07.03 – PRAGUE Roxy CZ
08.03 – VIENNA Ottakringer Brauerei AT
10.03 – ZAGREB Culture Factory HR
11.03 – BOLOGNA Estragon IT
12.03 – LAUSANNE Les Docks CH
13.03 – ZURICH Dynamo CH
15.03 – MUNICH Neue Theatre DE
16.03 – LEIPZIG Werk 2 DE
18.03 – WIESBADEN Schlachthof DE
19.03 – PARIS Trabendo FR
20.03 – LUXEMBOURG Den Atelier LU
21.03 – EINDHOVEN Effenaar NL
26.03 – DUBLIN Button Factory IE
27.03 – CORK Cyprus Avenue IE
28.03 – GALWAY Roisin Dubh IE
29.03 – DUBLIN Button Factory IE
30.03 – BELFAST Elmwood Hall

16.05 – MEXICO CITY La Plaza Condesa MX
 


White Lies are: Harry McVeigh (lead vocals, guitar), Charles Cave (bass, b/vocals) and Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums)

The full track-listing is: 
Time To Give
Never Alone
Finish Line
Kick Me
Tokyo
Jo?
Denial
Believe It
Fire And Wings

Five is available on ltd edition vinyl, vinyl, CD and digitally through [PIAS] Recordings:

Album pre-order : http://smarturl.it/WhiteLiesFIVE
Spotify pre-save: http://smarturl.it/WhiteLiesFIVEpresave 

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