THE VEILS


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The Veils are Finn Andrews (vocals, guitar, piano), Sophia Burn (bass), Dan Raishbrook (guitar, odd noise) and Henning Dietz (drums). Sun Gangs is their third album, and without a doubt their finest to date.

Finn's father Barry Andrews was a founding member of the highly influential group XTC in the late 1970s, later going on to tour with the likes of Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Iggy Pop and David Bowie. In younger days in Auckland, thousands of miles away from his father, Finn sang at a folk club up a volcano and sidelined a desire to paint when he began hearing musicians like Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan - contemplating that there was perhaps more to life than the bleeping Eighties electronica and early days of New Wave which had surrounded his first London foray.