“The Power And The Glory” (Video)

    It’s not long ago that White Lies issued a video for “Holy Ghost” from Ritual, but we’ve already got a follow-up clip in the shape of “The Power and the Glory.” This is a straightforward amalgamation of live footage of the band, shot in black and white, and featuring just about every cliché in the book. Yes, there are so many crowd-swaying-in-slow-motion shots here that you may begin to feel queasy before it’s over. The aim here seems to be to show that White Lies are very, very popular—which they are in their native UK, where the empty anthemic rock of Ritual reached the No. 3 spot on the album chart.