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BBC Sound of 2009: White Lies

Fifteen of the best rising music stars have been announced as the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2009.



White Lies perform their track To Lose My Life

These moody London rockers can expect to be compared to the likes of The Killers and Editors, with epic vocals and dark, swirling guitars, plus a synthesiser giving them a pop sheen.

That, along with the poetic quality of their lyrics - mostly about death and doomed romance - is likely to win them a devoted following after they were the subjects of intense record label interest.

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