Watch: White Lies, “Death” (Live on Jools Holland)

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It's predicted that within the third quarter of 2008, buzz bands will exceed tea and polite expressions of gratitude to become the UK's largest export. But don't forgot: what's indie with a funny accent over here is often billboard gold over there, so you gotta cut these silky smooth bass lines some slack; they've already had their close up across the pond. And besides, we all saw that Ian Curtis movie– dude's totally dead. White Lies have succinctly ushered us out of the dance-remnants of post-punk into the frightening post-Curtis world of pure New Wave. Nu New Wave, right?!