White Lies - Five (PIAS)
Five is White Lies new album, and the perfect way to mark a decade of existence whilst cementing their new home at [PIAS] Recordings. The West-London trio are really pushing the envelope here. Not only are they venturing into new artistically territories, but it also sounds more expansive than ever, it’s like a new chapter on the bands’ creative path. For the new album they worked on new material with an old acquaintance in Ed Buller, Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails) returned to mix the album, and enlisted engineer James Brown (Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters) and renowned producer Flood to create their most ambitious effort ever, showcasing an adventurous but maddeningly complex and throbbing with confidence work. More intimate and with an added songwriting maturity, Five is without any doubt White Lies’ strongest album.