Ben Murphy It's two years since White Lies were tipped as ones to watch…
- Posted on Aug 5th 2011 10:30AM by Jonathan Dekel
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"We've always heard these stories about [the Kings of Leon] being intense guys but when we've toured with them we've just had the best time," drummer Jack Lawrence-Brown tells Spinner. "They've been super chill. It's probably blown out of proportion."
White Lies supported the Followill boys on both UK and US tours, and the two bands have forged a comradery and friendly rivalry that's even stretched to backstage ping pong.
"They're a group of professionals at the end of the day and nine times out of 10 they put on a fantastic rock show," bassist Charles Cave explains. "They're brothers. They could psychically fight with each other and they'll be fine the next day."
As for their own state of affairs, lead singer Harry McVeigh claims he and his bandmates avoid such strained interpersonal issues in their own, rather unique, manner.
"For us, it gets pretty homo," he laughs. "It's either we bottle everything, all of our emotions, or we put our balls on the table and get it out in the open."
McVeigh also confirms that White Lies are set to start work on the follow-up to their sophomore album, 'Ritual,' which was released in January of 2011, just as soon as they get off tour.
"We're thinking about thinking about the recording, we just need some time off to write" he says. "For now, we're milking ['Ritual'] dry."