Wednesday, 25 March 2009

The Veils – Sun Gangs

The Veils are back with a new album Sun Gangs, out on 6th April on Rough Trade. They are all over the globe, New Zeland, the UK and Germany. Their producer on this alum is Graham Sutton who produces bands artists along the lines of British Sea Power, and Jarvis Cocker. The singer Finn Andrews is the son of Barry Andrews, a member of the legendary XTC. With such a profile only good things can be expected.
So good indeed, that I am almost lost for words to describe them. The album starts of with ‘Sit Down By The Fire’ (which definitely is a fireside song), about the end of love. The themes of love, leaving, dying, and the universe are very much reoccurring throughout the album. My favorite line must be “You smell the diesel of a passing train”, overall every song as piercing deep reaching lyrics. The sadness of the songs is countered by strange lyrics such as that one.
The songs are all simple; sometimes more in the style of music for a book, and others are more for the lover of garage rock. They are all engineered perfectly, and the album is a solid piece of music art.
Definitely do not miss out on the Veils!

Review by Solveig Werner

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