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Kings of Leon fans of White Lies

By Sinead Garvan
Newsbeat entertainment reporter

White Lies
White Lies hail from west London suburbs Ealing and Shepherd's Bush

White Lies and Kings of Leon have revealed their mutual appreciation for each other's music.

The London rock trio announced in June that they would be supporting the US band for 12 shows across America this autumn.

Charlie Cave from White Lies said they are looking forward to it.

"It's very exciting," he said. "We played with them in Copenhagen just as a one off support and we've played with them twice before in California so we're starting to get to know them as people as well."

According to Charlie, one of the biggest bands in the world today chose the relative newcomers because, well, they just love them.

"They're really, really big fans of White Lies which is a huge compliment for us.

"They're lovely people and they've really welcomed us into the touring family.

'No gimmicks'

"We can't wait. We're going to have such a good time."

White Lies are big fans of the Kings too: "What's so great about them is they don't put too much money and effort into lighting and things.

We're really genuinely doing it because we're so flattered to be asked and it'll be an experience we'll remember forever
Charlie, White Lies

"There's no flashy videos, no elaborate gimmicks on stage. They just get up there and play their songs and it's completely captivating and convincing."

It's no surprise they are excited. Kings of Leon certainly know how to party.

"I think they've tamed down a bit these days as they bring their girlfriends out on tour.

"I think we'll have some good times but I don't think it's going to be as raucous as in the past."

Cracking US market

How much they party is up to them, but what is certain is touring with Kings of Leon will bring White Lies an amount of exposure in the States that many British acts struggle to get.

"We're really genuinely doing it because we're so flattered to be asked and it'll be an experience we'll remember forever. We do really love that band," said Charlie.

White Lies know how difficult a market America is to crack.

He admitted: "It's such a big place and we're doing just 12 shows, each one is in a place we've never ever played before even though we've done two fairly substantial tours.

"It just kind of highlights the fact you could be out there touring for two years and still not make an impact.

"Every step counts and I think the fact our name will be on an extra few people's lips around that time and a few people will see us and perhaps come back."

The Kings of Leon/White Lies US tour begins on 28 September



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