Mi, 21.06.2023
“…And Out of the Void Came Love"
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The Veils
…And Out Of The Void Came Love
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It’s been seven strange years since The Veils’ last studio album Total Depravity, and Finn Andrews
has a new double LP to show for it. …And Out Of The Void Came Love is the result of this
tumultuous period of injury, isolation and new life…
“Time is a tempest tearing you apart
Time has a well-known distrust of the heart.”

Following the release of Total Depravity, Andrews released a solo album and began a worldwide tour.
One night, while lashing out at a particularly intense moment on piano, he broke his wrist on stage.
“It sounds wild and Jerry Lee Lewis-esque, but it was an absolute fucking nightmare,” Andrews says.
He played on and finished the rest of the tour, but it wasn’t until he got it examined much later that he
realized what a bad move that was. “The scaphoid bone in my wrist had died, which I didn’t know
was possible. My sister said that at least it was a really ‘on brand’ injury for me.”

Finn’s convalescence meant a lengthy hiatus from touring, so he did what he does best and stayed at
home and wrote songs. “I was in a cast and couldn’t use my right hand. I sang the melody lines, then
recorded the right hand piano part, then the left hand part. It might have been an interesting,
avant-garde process if it wasn’t also just profoundly annoying.”
“I speak to the darkness and I vent to the void
I fill in the sad bits with the parts I enjoyed”

Just when his hand had healed sufficiently for him to play again, The Veils found themselves in need
of a new record label but Finn set about starting to make a new record regardless. Producer Tom
Healy invited Finn to his small studio underneath the old Crystal Palace ballroom in Mount Eden,
and they listened through the legions of songs he had amassed throughout the previous year.
“Tom was incredibly patient, it was a really laborious process - I brought a lot of junk down there and
we had to sift through it all to try and find the parts worth saving.”
Following another two years of intermittent recording between lockdowns, Finn’s wife became
pregnant, and yet more songs started coming.
“Unlived moments within you
Further than I can see”

By the time the songs had been recorded, it was clear that arranging the album into two halves best
suited such varied material - but the meaning of the songs as a whole still eluded Andrews. “Then my
daughter was born, and suddenly the whole record made sense to me,” he says. The music was telling
a story, and somewhat strangely for The Veils, it seemed to have a happy ending.

The result of all these years of questioning, confinement and precarious uncertainty is the magnificent
new double album from The Veils … And Out Of The Void Came Love. It is an album intended to be
listened to in two sittings with a short break in the middle, or as Andrews instructs: “Make a coffee or
smoke a cigarette – but don’t mow the lawn or go to the movies or something, that takes too long.”
Composer Victoria Kelly’s soaring string arrangements play an integral role in bringing the songs to
life, as do musicians Cass Basil (bass), Dan Raishbrook (lap steel, guitar), Liam Gerrard (piano),
Joseph McCallum (drums) the NZTrio and special guests the Smoke Fairies on backing vocals.

A Brief History of The Veils
Since being signed to Rough Trade when lead singer Finn Andrews was 16 years old, The Veils have
now released six studio albums: The Runaway Found (2004), Nux Vomica (2006), Sun Gangs (2009),
Time Stays, We Go (2013), Total Depravity (2016), …And Out Of The Void Came Love (2023) and
two EP’s, The Troubles of the Brain (2011) and The Abbey Road EP (2013). Finn’s debut solo album
One Piece At A Time was released in 2019.

The Veils have toured consistently throughout their twenty year history and garnered a formidable
reputation as one of the world’s greatest live bands. They have also been praised by film directors
Paolo Sorrentino, Tim Burton and David Lynch who have all used their music on their soundtracks.
Finn now lives in New Zealand with his wife and daughter.

“Refreshingly passionate… Andrews rages with a Herculean intensity.”
The Guardian

“Horse-whipped, lightning-crash clamor… magnetic.”

“One of the finest songwriters of his generation.”
Drowned in Sound

…And out Of The Void Came Love will be released on March 3, 2023 by
Ba Da Bing (World) and Banished From The Universe (New Zealand)

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