The Veils - Through The Deep Dark Wood
The Veils will finally release their fourth studio album this spring and today they’ve unveiled the first single. “Through The Deep Dark Wood” is all thick bass, thunderous drums, and wailing hooks — the recipe for the kind of rock track that stitches itself to your brain and stays put. Check it out below. More »
Last week we premiered a dramatically lit black and white clip for Sun Gangs’ “Scarecrow,” performed acoustic at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. For Veils’ new “Letter” video, Finn Andrews switches things up (just a little) by plugging in and sharing the screen with his bandmates. He’s still wearing that hat, though. More »
Finn Andrews recently performed an acoustic set of songs from the Veils’ forthcoming third album Sun Gangs at the Institute Of Contemporary Arts in London. We posted Sun’s post-punked, Wire-inspired “Killed By The Boom” a couple of weeks ago. “Scarecrow” is a quieter, more fragile offering. And not just because the video was shot i… More »
Three albums deep and the most consistency XTC-progeny Finn Andrews is willing to show, aside from steadily improving songcraft, is building his Veils of a different lineup at each stop. This upcoming LP isn’t a total overhaul in the personnel department — the band is now a quartet instead of a trio but retains bassist… More »
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After OKX, our 10-year cover tribute to the Radiohead classic OK Computer, we soon began narrowing the list of prospects for our next celebratory project: sifting, sorting, debating, etc. But when we realized we were approaching a decade and a half since the release of R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People (originally released 10/5/92)… More »
The Veils On “Drive”
“I think the only way you can approach covering a song by a band this colossal is to pretend that you’re just playing one of your friend’s songs — that’s what we did anyway. It’s always a rewarding expedition doing a cover version, scraping away layers ’til you find something i… More »
Every time we fire up Nux Vomica, there’s that bit of wonderment: How is this band not bigger? Clearly, we like the Veils. Tough to garner momentum with such a lag between international and US release dates (the excellent new record was out last year overseas, a few weeks ago in the States), but maybe… More »
Something about Finn’s voice, that guy can cast a melancholic shadow over a tune even when the rest of the band lifts their pop-noir veils. And so it is with “Calliope,” a-break-from-the-bleak on the outstanding Nux Vomica, with a jaunting, happy hook that Andrews makes cry just a bit “to tell you you’re needed.” Kee… More »
This track opens the Veils’ excellent Nux Vomica, a sprightly LP of dark and disturbed pop, anchored by sole returning Veil Finn Andrews. “Not Yet”‘s cowboy shuffle lets Finn exorcise some vocal demons via the Brit-based trio’s hair-trigger, deep Western dynamics.
The Veils – “Not Yet” (MP3)
Our fave from the record… More »
Finn Andrews may have lost all his bandmates, but his Veils are no worse off. The band’s now a trio, with bassist Sophia Burn and pianist Liam Gerrard. Here he eschews the dreamy folkscapes and Jeff Buckleyisms of Runaway Found for a sound a bit more sinister, and a lot more intriguing.
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