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White Lies - 'Unfinished Business' - live on Jools Holland

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White Lies - 'Unfinished Business' - live on Jools Holland, May 2008.

love how raw this is. Really adds to the atmosphere of the song.
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Comparing them to Joy Division is ok up to a point but past that it's short sighted and lazy and common just because Harry Mcveigh has a similar voice to Ian Curtis. If you look at the actual music White Lies are far more lyrically driven and uplifting.
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some little like interpol.. or the editors.. :) but they are great :D is different.. but when i heard for first time.. i though was interpol.. or the editors.. but i was wrong :)
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to be honest the majority of british guitar bands owe a massive amount of debt to Joy Division , they are one of the most influential bands of all time easily. Some bands just wear the influence that bit more such as white lies.
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I can't speak for him but I do a bit of heroin here and there, and this version is much better. Covers are cool and all, but this is the fucking original.
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tommy should be a part official part of the band by now still love them to death
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saw them in Berlin on 14/11...amazing....better than on cd
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at the end, he kinds of breaks no?
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Emotion pouring out of him, thats how it shud be!!! Theres not enuf of that these days
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Anyone know wat kinda bass charles is using here ?
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yea harry and the band hadnt even heard of joy divisoin before they did all this ,,, harry and the band are great x x fit as well x
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una de las mejores bandas de la historia para mi. this band is on of the best in the history for me
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Sounds like the Editors and Interpol, but less boring. I like them :D
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@meakins8 Haha. Not appealing to everyone doesn't mean you're an indy or 'post-punk band.' And by the way, the post -punk movement was by bands on independent labels, thus making them...indy bands. They are signed by a massive label and won a Q award. I think that says it all to be honest. They may have independent sensibilities, but the massive corporate marketing drive by their label suggests that they are seen as a pop band with a potential to sell out the 02 arena and shift 2M worldwide.
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@meakins8 Doesn't make a difference how good they were at Glastonbury. They don't play small gigs. They'll never play intimate gigs; their sound is driven towards being the biggest it can be. Arcade Fire's third record is fantastic. You didn't think so, and that's fine. You don't want a band that you like to be considered mainstream, but it's true. I'll leave you with this last thought. Their album went in at number 1 in the UK chart beating LADY GAGA in 2009. Doesn't sound very 'indie' to me.
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Esta rola como me llega O.O y el sentimiento que le pone ouu... verlos en vivo cantar esa casi lloro aw!! son geniales y Harry muy guapo con una voz hermosisisisisisisisima <3
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think of the pressure on them, as its there tv debut and its broadcasted live... tbh id be shittin it aha!
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fantastic passion in his voice on this live version. I never heard of em until seeing them on Jools and now i'm a fan!!!!!!!!!!!
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This episode of Later meant so much for their success. They pretty much nailed this one.
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@DaddysLittleGirl4197 i know someone who does sound like a retard....
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@frenchkids r u saying that WL are a commerical stadium rock band?
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@frenchkids but then that wud be sellin their souls, and they wouldn't be unique anymore, they would lose all that raw talent they possess.
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Englands got some fucking talent
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Frontman has so much positive energy =)
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emotional or not he does look a prat spittin whilst singin and tht stupid face he pulls at the end lol. great performance still tho
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@UnitedMorganism Mumford don't give the passion and emotion needed in the main chorus. Unfair to say he sounds like he has downs... his voice is perfect for this song, Needs passion and he has it.
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i think that harry voice is amazing i love it !!!
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@noelchris it does sound like it...but fix you is a shit song compaired to this:)
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i reckon ive watched this video over 100 times now =D
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oh an badpainting go fuck yourself because that part makes the song better than it is when its not live.
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more like Furniture - 80's band from London reminiscent of "Brilliant Mind"
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@meakins8 Who says they're unique? You don't automatically lose your 'raw' talent just because you start playing big shows. Have Arcade fire lost there talent? Of course not. This band is already fully realised. The record label have invested a lot of money in them. The marketing drive for the release of their album was huge. They are a mainstream band; I'm not sure anyone can argue against that.
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the lyrics is so amazing and powerful a pure joy for my mind.... " I looked in the mirrow but something was wrong, I saw you behind but my reflection was gone" .... thats just WOW! and all of their songs are like that, too good for this earth
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Wow, so well performed....amazingly good song
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the vocals cut right through the soul. excellent job.
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Love this song! Especially the part @ 1:25 - 1:36
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With a little bit of Snow Patrol in there as well, at least on the album version. Great band :)
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It seems to me that these guys grew up listening to a very different genre and tried to invent something their own. I don't think they understand the comparisons because it wasn't what they were striving for at all. Don't get me wrong, I love Joy Division.
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He does break at the end, i think it makes the performance, stunning.
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@frenchkids lol u got me dere, im just sayin, a lot of ppl i know dont even no WL, it seems they produce music very different to what we hear today, thats what i like about them, I just dont want them to change their style too much.
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@frenchkids @frenchkids They might be signed to a big label but it still doesn't mean their mainstream. Arctic Monkeys are mainstream. Also, they sound better when they do arenas and smaller gigs. Have u seen them try to play at Glastonbury, it was still good but they lost a lot of their raw sound. Also, Arcade Fire have flopped now, they're nu album they tried to experiment n stuff n it was a fail.
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Looks like Harry is crying at the end... I fucking love WL
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still get goosebumps wen he sings the chorus the first time
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'Don't touch me' i screamed 'i've got unfinished business' Great performance. Glad i too a look at this. I'm trying to find an acoustic version of this that they did at 'T in the park' a couple of years ago.........anyone ?
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awesome song!!...white lies are just gonna get bigger and bigger!!
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Harry seems to be getting emotional near the end, heavenly song
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try the version mumford and sons did, its accoustic and really brings a different but good approcach to this song
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@urielbanks si loko esta cancion es de la putamadre y white lies es un grupaso
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wouldn't you be? I think I would die at his place. So many people listen carefully
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Saw them opening for Glasvegas before Xmas, thought they were brilliant!
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Bassist writes the lyrics...awesome
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@aleTLSP I'm not attacking the band, but I think that the whole thing is commercially conceived. It's this huge arena rock sound; it's about playing to as many people in the biggest stadium as possible. Don't get me wrong, there's not anything necessarily wrong with that, but you'd have to say that it's commercial, if it's anything.
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@Frenchkids. Intimate gigs? I watched them play the Manchester Academy a couple of years ago, if that isnt an intimate venue then what is? mainstream or not mainstream, it cannot detract from a fantastic sound. Reminds me of Ian Curtis too.
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his deep voice and emotional performance reminds me of ian curtis such a great band,so good that there are bands like this around and there is not just shitty commercial music
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he seems to be crying.. and i love it
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what a feckin brilliant tune from start to finish, my fav tune of 2009
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are you on heroin wtf, some country guitar band has nothing on the orginal
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The mumford version is way better.
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2:15 ; other bands can't hold themselves
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white lies drums are so good...
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Awesome Its good that there are still bands like this around who can sing and play.
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it sounds really bad at the end...
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Nice, lyrics are just perfect.. Charles Cave writes nice poetry.. Harry sometimes misses a tune, like here.. I love WL. =)
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