We asked the three members of White Lies - guitarist/singer Harry McVeigh, bass player Charles Cave and drummer Jack Brown - to come up with a collective mix tape that gets them through the working day of being in a band. Over to them...
1. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 'More News From Nowhere'
Harry: This is just one of my favourite records of the last 12 months really...
2. Violens 'Lighting Lightning'
Charles: We did a show with them earlier this year at CMJs. They're such nice guys too, and this song really captures everything that's great about them for me.
3. School Of Seven Bells 'Half Asleep'
Jack: This is good travelling music, particularly if you're on an aeroplane.
4. Portishead 'The Rip'
Harry: Again, the best track off another one of my favourite albums of the year, simple as that really.
5. Scott Walker 'Farmer In The City'
Charles: Its a song I listen to so much, and probably one of his most ambitious, uncharacteristic moments. It sounds like it should be in a film.
6. Mercury Rev 'Goddess On A Hiway'
Jack: I got into them really late on, and then I saw them at End Of The Road Festival and they were just incredible.
7. Queens Of The Stone Age 'Mexicola'
Harry: I lost my original copy of this ages ago and I managed to find another one in a second-hand shop recently and haven't stopped playing it since!
8. Sonic Youth 'Dirty Boots'
Charles: When you listen to it you can hear so many bands who've been influenced by this song, and just the way it builds up into this huge monster; I could never, ever get bored of hearing it.
9. HEALTH 'Perfect Skin'
Harry: I bought the album out of curiosity after seeing them on the Crystal Castles tour and at first I found it unlistenable, but after playing it and playing it this song has gradually become one of my favourites.
10. Smashing Pumpkins 'Soma'
Charles: I've always really liked Smashing Pumpkins even though I don't listen to them that much these days, mostly because their albums tend to be quite inconsistent. I think the best way to listen to them is to just compile your own mixtape from all of their albums and this would be number one on mine every time.
11. The Killers 'Spaceman'
Jack: I think this is their best song. I have a lot of respect for them because no matter what anyone says about them they just do their own thing and will happily re-invent themselves after every album.
12. Blonde Redhead '23'
Jack: This was the first thing I ever heard by these, and it made me go out and discover the rest of their back catalogue but I still keep returning to this as I think its the best thing they've ever done.
White Lies release a single, 'To Lose My Life' on January 12th 2009, followed by an album of the same title a week later (19th).