Gig review: White Lies at Leeds University Stylus

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White Lies brought their new album ‘Friends’ to Leeds University’s Stylus, in a packed out venue.

Fans jostled to get up close and personal in the intimate venue, to see the band delve into their back catalogue as well as showcase recent material.

“We’ve not done an album in many years, and it’s humbling in this industry to see so much support tonight,” enthused front man Harry McVeigh.

Indeed, they were greeted with enormous enthusiasm as they pulled out all the stops with ‘Big TV’, ‘Come On’ and ‘Welcome To The Fairground’.

The band were unrelenting in their set, the whole atmosphere rocketing into a sweaty crescendo, the like of which only a band of this calibre and polish can achieve.

The band have played bigger venues before, and are capable to hold their own in arenas, but here fans got a real treat to throw up their arms and absorb every vocal, every note and hang on every last drum beat and synth effect, in a venue filled with joyous energy throughout.

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