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by White Lies
On Thursday I get to see one of my favourite bands of the last decade, White Lies, playing at my favourite venue the Amsterdam Paradiso. Frontman Harry McVeigh is one of the best baritones in the pop business. This song is their second single off their debut album 'To Lose My Life'. Although the band themselves don't agree they're often compared to Joy Division, Interpol, Editors, Arcade Fire, The Killers, Echo & the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and The Teardrop Explodes. McVeigh stated that "We weren't alive during that period of music...we've never really been that into Joy Division, especially not the Editors...or even Interpol really", adding "I don't think our music sounds a whole lot like those comparisons, I think we're a lot more euphoric and uplifting".
Anyway, my honest opinion is that whichever way you look at it, they're a damn good band and certainly underrated as far as the popular view is concerned.
2008 - Fiction - United Kingdom
Posted: 10th October 2016
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Jan Bottenheft
Former TIMJ double identity dutchzaphod/dutchbeeblebrox. Known for hashtags DutchClassic and NVAS (Nouvelle Vague Appreciation Society). Currently, for several reasons, contemplating moving from Amsterdam to "the country". At the age of 62 seeking less stairs and readily available nature. But reluctant to leave because of the many music venues in Amsterdam. UPDATE: As of now I'm living in a suburb of Nijmegen. Nijmegen is the next best thing, imho, after Amsterdam. :) In 2017 I've been to Poets of the Fall, Green Day and Two Door Cinema Club and many, many more including Alter Bridge in The Royal Albert Hall. In 2016 I went to see Nothing But Thieves, Poets of the Fall (2 times), The Maccabees, Tame Impala, Cage the Elephant, Muse, Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds, Breaking Benjamin, Temper Trap, The Boxer Rebellion, White Lies, The Kaiser Chiefs, Biffy Clyro, Alter Bridge, The Cure, Model Depose, Nouvelle Vague, Placebo and Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet). 2018 Seen: Stereophonics, The Killers, Myles Kennedy (acoustic AND with a band, Editors, Arcane Roots,Noel Gallagher . Rock am Ring 1 – 3 juni, http://www.rock-am-ring.com/lineup
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