23 Feb '11, 11pm

TODAYonline | Entertainment | CD Reviews | Ritual | White Lies via @TODAYonline

POST-PUNK music has been enjoying a revival on both sides of the Atlantic since the turn of the century with bands like The Libertines, The Strokes, Interpol, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, The Editors and Bloc Party carrying that flag. For fans of the original post-punk era, listening to a band like English trio White Lies can either evoke strong feelings of revulsion or nostalgia. Superficially, it's fair to say that the band takes great pains to assimilate the influences of the original post-punk bands: Joy Division, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Police, Ultravox, The Teardrop Explodes, Duran Duran, et al. While White Lies has had to defend itself from accusations of a derivative style from critics on both their albums so far, it must be said that at least on Ritual, the band has utilised its inspirations to good effect with songs that bristle with euphoric up...

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