Glaswegian wrecking crew WHITE hit hard with banging club beats and razor sharp guitars, providing the soundtrack to endless nights and temporary dance floor romances. Intense and exhilarating, where dance meets punk, the five-piece offer explosive shows, hugehooks and an electrifying frontman to lead the party.Formed in the summer of 2014 with the solitary common influence of Arcade Fire, WHITE bring together an eclectic fusion of favourites with LCD Soundsystem, The Associates, Talking Heads and Franz Ferdinand being the more obvious to detect.
On a mission to make music an occasion again, the band really come alive on the stage, with incredible energy pulsating from every corner, whether it be singer Leo Condie’s wild and unpredictable vocals, Chris Potter’s squealing guitar or drummer Kirstin Lynn’s power-house thrashings.WHITE arrived fully formed with a very clear idea of how to do thingstheir way, with bass player Lewis Andrew also recording and producing all of their output from their own studio based down a hidden lane in Glasgow’s Southside.
Artwork and videos are also covered by the band themselves where they thrive in creating an entire multi sensory experience which encapsulates their fans in the all-night party of the WHITE brand.WHITE’s lush sound and art-pop sensibility have impressed home crowds and industry heavyweights alike. Their debut show, held in the city’s Poetry Club, sold out as soon as it went on sale, so they sold out the following night too.They also supported Future Islands, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, as well as Everything Everything and Mumford & Sons at their own festival in the Scottish Highlands. EltonJohn played the band’s debut single Future Pleasures on his Beats 1 show and called it “a triumph”.
Annie Mac was the first to air the single on Radio 1, while Jo Whiley gave it the first spin in Radio 2. The follow-up, BLUSH, was playlisted by Radio 1 as the BBC Introducing Track Of The Week. The BBC also invited WHITE to the Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival, as well as to record a live Maida Vale session where they were hand-picked by Jo Whiley as a top tip for 2016.And while festival audiences can’t enjoy the full sensory experience of a WHITE headline gig, they have loved what they have seen. The Guardian praised the band as “one of the highlights” of the Great Escape while the NME named them as one of the 10 buzz bands at Reading/Leeds. Making waves in the UK scene, 2016 was the year oftheir first European tour where the charged-yet-charming band translated perfectly to the party-scene and festival crowds across the Channel.
Accumulating fans in the UK and Europe alike 2017 finally marks therelease of the band’s debut album, One Night Stand Forever, the soundtrack to after the afterparty and beyond.