White Lies discography

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White Lies discography
White Lies at Barfly.jpg
White Lies performing in Brighton in early 2008.
Studio albums5
Music videos10
EPs2
Singles12

The discography of White Lies, a London-based indie rock band, consists of five studio albums, two extended plays and twelve singles. Formerly known as Fear of Flying, the group formed in Ealing in west London in 2002,[1][2] whilst founding members Charles Cave and Jack Lawrence-Brown were both still at school.[3] Harry McVeigh joined the band in 2004.[4] They began as a "weekend project",[5] before later releasing two 7-inch vinyls, ""Routemaster/Round Three"[6] and "Three's a Crowd/Forget-Me-Nots".[7]

White Lies' first release was a short extended play, titled "Unfinished Business". The release contained only two tracks and was limited to only 500 copies.[citation needed] They made their television debut on Later... with Jools Holland in May 2008, where they played "Unfinished Business" and "Death",[8][9] the latter of which was released as a single later that year and reached number 52 in the United Kingdom.[10] The band's second single, "To Lose My Life" was released in January 2009, and was their first single to break the top forty of the UK Singles Chart, reaching number 34.[10] To Lose My Life..., the band's debut album, was released one week later. The album was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart.[10] It was the first debut album by a British band to do so in 2009.[11] The album also charted in Ireland and the Netherlands, reaching peaks of 22 and 31 respectively.[12][13] A third single from the album, "Farewell to the Fairground", was released on 23 March 2009. The release marked the band's most successful single to date, reaching number 33 in the UK and spending 5 weeks on the chart.[10] "Death" was re-released on 29 June 2009. A music video was created for "Death" (Crystal Castles Remix).[14]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[10]
BEL
[15]
DEN
[16]
FRA
[17]
GER
[18]
IRE
[12]
NLD
[13]
NOR
[19]
SWI
[20]
US
[21]
To Lose My Life... 1 24 10 119 50 23 31 22 73 146
Ritual
  • Released: 17 January 2011
  • Label: Fiction (#2751636)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 4 2 123 10 7 3 19 15 95
Big TV
  • Released: 12 August 2013
  • Label: Fiction (#3740906)[10]
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
4 14 10 129 19 41 12 3
Friends
  • Released: 7 October 2016
  • Label: BMG
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
11 11 194
[24]
40 32 50
Five
  • Released: 1 February 2019
  • Label: PIAS
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
14 9 18 12 15
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details Peak chart positions
FRA
Unfinished Business
  • Released: 28 April 2008
  • Label: Chess Club
The Remixes
  • Released: 17 April 2010
  • Label: Fiction
White Lies Amazon Artist Lounge
  • Released: 29 July 2013
  • Label: Polydor
133
There Goes Our Love Again Remixes
  • Released: 23 August 2013
  • Label: Polydor
Small TV
  • Released: 6 November 2013
  • Label: Fiction

Singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[10]
BEL
[15]
DEN
[16]
NLD
[13]
AUT
[25]
"Routemaster" (as Fear of Flying) 2006 non-album tracks
"Three's A Crowd"/"Forget-Me-Nots" (as Fear of Flying)
"Unfinished Business" 2008 To Lose My Life...
"Death" 52 53
"To Lose My Life" 2009 34 68
"Farewell to the Fairground" 33 56 83
"Death" (re-release) 174
"Bigger than Us" 2011 42 36 38 45 46 Ritual
"Strangers" 58
"Holy Ghost"
"The Power & the Glory"
"There Goes Our Love Again" 2013 80 Big TV
"First Time Caller"
"Take It Out On Me" 2016 Friends
"Come On"
"Morning in LA"
"Hold Back Your Love"
"Don't Want to Feel It All" 2017
"Time to Give" 2018 Five
"Believe It"
"Finish Line"
"Tokyo" 2019
"—" denotes singles that did not chart, have not yet charted, or were not released.

Other releases[edit]

Title Year Album
"Getting Even"
(free digital download)
2013 Big TV

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Embrace"
(Chase & Status featuring White Lies)
2011 No More Idols

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Unfinished Business" 2008 Simon Green
"Death" [A] Andreas Nilsson[26]
"To Lose My Life" 2009
"Farewell to the Fairground"
"Bigger than Us" 2010 Jonas & François[27]
"Strangers" 2011 Stephen Agnew
"Holy Ghost"
"The Power & the Glory"
"There Goes Our Love Again" 2013 James Slater[28]
"First Time Caller"
"Take It Out On Me" 2016 David Pablos[29]
"Morning In LA"
"Don't Want to Feel It All"
"Tokyo" 2019

Notes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaymer, Dann (September 2008). "WHITE LIES - 'DEATH'". noizemakesenemies.co.uk. Retrieved 11 December 2008.
  2. ^ Hayes, Alex (17 December 2008). "Ealing band are critics favourite with 2009 album". Ealing Times. Retrieved 17 December 2008.
  3. ^ "White Lies - 'Unfinished Business' album". musicremedy.com. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  4. ^ "BBC - London - Radio - Fear of Flying". BBC Online. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  5. ^ "White Lies:Murder, madness and lots of black trousers". London: Chris Salmon, guardian.co.uk. 26 September 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2008.
  6. ^ "Young and Lost Club - Releases - YALC0008". Young and Lost Club official website. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Young and Lost Club - Releases - YALC0011". Young and Lost Club official website. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  8. ^ "White Lies and Sweet Jane confirmed as special guests to Glasvegas". mcd.ie. Archived from the original on 13 November 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2008.
  9. ^ "White Lies - Unfinished Business / Death (Live On Jools Holland)". Angryape.com. Archived from the original on 13 October 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2008.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "WHITE LIES | Artist | Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  11. ^ Ormsby, Avril (25 January 2009). "Red hot White Lies set album charts alight". STV. Archived from the original on 29 April 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2009.
  12. ^ a b Peak chart positions for albums in Ireland:
  13. ^ a b c "dutchcharts.nl - Discografie White Lies". MegaCharts. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  14. ^ "White Lies - Death (Crystal Castles Remix) video". NME. p. 1. Retrieved 21 June 2009.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ a b "ultratop.be - Discography White Lies". Ultratop (in Dutch).
  16. ^ a b "danishcharts.com - Discography White Lies". Hitlisten. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  17. ^ French Singles/Albums charting
  18. ^ "Discographie White Lies". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  19. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Discography White Lies". VG-lista. Hung Medien.
  20. ^ Swiss Singles/Albums charting
  21. ^ "White Lies Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  22. ^ a b "British album certifications – White Lies". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Type White Lies in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  23. ^ "Certificeringer | ifpi.dk" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  24. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 41, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  25. ^ "Discographie White Lies". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  26. ^ "Andreas Nilsson - Director - Videography". Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  27. ^ "White Lies: Bigger than Us: Music video debut". Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  28. ^ "White Lies "There Goes Our Love Again" Music Video". IMVDb. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  29. ^ "White Lies - Take It Out On Me (Official Video)". YouTube. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.