WHITE LIES release their new album on February 1 and, three days later, perform on Tyneside.

The album, entitled Five, marks a decade for White Lies and sees the West-London trio scaling new creative heights with re-energised confidence.

White Lies are: Harry McVeigh (lead vocals, guitar), Charles Cave (bass, b/vocals) and Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums).

The landscape has drastically changed over the past decade, contemporaries have come and gone, consumerism constantly evolving but White Lies fans have remained as fervent and committed as ever.

As the band explains: “This is a milestone record for White Lies. It marks our decade as a band, which has pushed us to expand our sound and reach new territory artistically – it marks the start of a new and exciting chapter for us."

The writing and recording process took in both sides of the Atlantic, including a creative sojourn to Los Angeles where they worked on new material with old acquaintance Ed Buller – producer of two previous White Lies albums including the band’s chart-topping debut To Lose My Life and third release Big TV.

The recording and writing process has allowed the band to join with past associates while also using the freedom to create the record they wanted to make.

They enlisted engineer James Brown (Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters), renowned producer Flood who can also be heard contributing synths and keys on a couple of tracks. Whilst eminent Grammy Award recipient Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers) having worked on the band’s first two albums returns to mix the album.

More complex and bolder than its four predecessors with the addition of personal and-at-times intimate lyrics of bassist and primary songwriter Charles Cave, Five provides a confident stride forward as Cave concludes (somewhat tongue-in-cheek): “I guess it’s true what they say, Five really IS the magic number.”

White Lies, Boiler Shop UK, Newcastle, Monday, Feburary 4. Tickets at www.gigsandtours.com