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The Veils return with superb double album

The Veils’ music is much moodier and more cinematic than most alt-pop, which is one reason why their music has been featured in movies by film greats David Lynch and Tim Burton.

It’s been quite some time since The Veils released new music, but now they’re back with a new double album called …And Out Of The Void Came Love. The band’s leader Finn Andrews broke his wrist while performing a few years ago – something that even piano-pounders like Little Richard and Paul McCartney never managed to do. “It was an absolute fucking nightmare,” says Andrews. “My sister said that at least it was a really ‘on brand’ injury for me.”

The double album’s 15 tracks cover a lot of stylistic ground. “No Limit Of Stars” has the spellbinding quality of vintage ’80s Bowie and Icehouse. “Rings of Saturn” has a somber, Dylan-esque feel, while “Made From Love With Far To Go” sounds like something you could have heard in a cantina frequented by Billy The Kid and Wyatt Earp in the 1880s.

Clearly, this is a sprawling work you can get lost in – and Andrews recommends that you listen to the entire opus in one sitting, with just one smoke or coffee break after the seventh song. The Veils are one of the most astonishingly original bands of this generation – and they’re still at the top of their game on this new release.

Listen to “No Limit Of Stars” below, or find the full album on your favorite streaming service.

…And Out Of The Void Came Love is out now. The Veils will soon kick off a 21-city tour of New Zealand and Europe, with shows in London and Manchester in June.

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