Friends (White Lies album)

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Friends
Friends White Lies.jpg
Studio album by
Released7 October 2016 (2016-10-07)
StudioStudio One, London
The Distillery, Bath
GenreIndie rock, post-punk revival, new wave, Synth-pop
Length44:01
LabelBMG
ProducerWhite Lies, Richard Wilkinson
White Lies chronology
Big TV
(2013)
Friends
(2016)
Five
(2019)
Singles from Friends
  1. "Take It Out on Me"
    Released: 29 June 2016
  2. "Come On"
    Released: 7 September 2016
  3. "Morning in LA"
    Released: 29 September 2016
  4. "Hold Back Your Love"
    Released: 29 September 2016
  5. "Don't Want to Feel It All"
    Released: 19 January 2017

Friends is the fourth studio album by English indie rock band White Lies.[1] It was released by BMG on 7 October 2016[2] on digital download, vinyl LP and CD.[3][4] A special box set was also issued via the band's website and official store containing two coloured cassettes, the first containing the album and the second with four bonus tracks on side C and four demos on side D. The box set also contained a download code on a "credit card" and a cheque-book style booklet with photos, lyrics and maze games.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Take It Out on Me"3:50
2."Morning in LA"3:21
3."Hold Back Your Love"4:59
4."Don't Want to Feel It All"4:20
5."Is My Love Enough?"5:56
6."Summer Didn't Change a Thing"4:04
7."Swing"5:33
8."Come On"4:07
9."Right Place"4:19
10."Don't Fall"3:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Harry McVeigh – lead vocals, guitar
  • Charles Cave – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jack Lawrence-Brown – drums
  • Richard Wilkinson, White Lies - producer
  • Phil Parsons - engineer
  • John Davis - mastering
  • David Wrench, Marta Salogni - mixing
  • Markus Bagå – art direction, design
  • Big Active - creative director
  • Steve Gullick - photography
  • James Brown - recorded by[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 59
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 39
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[12] 32
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 194
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 40
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[15] 10
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16] 15
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 50
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connick, Tom (28 June 2016). "White Lies still exist, announce new album 'Friends' | DIY". Diymag.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Listen as White Lies announce new album, tour and share new single". Nme.com. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  3. ^ "White Lies announce Friends album release and 2016 UK tour dates". Tuppencemagazine.co.uk. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  4. ^ "WHITE LIES announce new album 'Friends' out October 7 + release new single 'Take It Out On Me'". Mushroom Promotions. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  5. ^ "White Lies - Friends 2 × Cassette, Album, Band Website Exclusive". discogs.com. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  6. ^ ホワイト・ライズ (アーティスト). "ホワイト・ライズ : フレンズ - ミュージック". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  7. ^ "White Lies (2) - Friends (Box Set, Album)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  8. ^ https://www.discogs.com/White-Lies-Friends/release/9160603
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – White Lies – Friends" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – White Lies – Friends" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – White Lies – Friends" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – White Lies – Friends" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 41, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – White Lies – Friends" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  15. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – White Lies – Friends". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  18. ^ "White Lies | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 15 October 2016.