The Veils are a New Zealand band based in London, fronted by lead singer & songwriter, Finn Andrews.
The Veils sound has been likened to artists as diverse as Jeff Buckley, The Birthday Party, The Smiths & Joy Division. Their live shows have become famed for their emotional intensity and Finn's often scarily possessed stage presence.
Finn started playing music in a folk club in Devonport, New Zealand, half way up an extinct Volcano in an old WWII ammunitions bunker. Finn played in a 12 piece band there for 3 years, where he first started composing his own music.
When Finn reached 16 he left school and moved to London to form a band and find a record label to record his compositions under. Geoff Travis of Rough Trade Records signed him to Blanco Y Negro and they began recording their debut album, The Runaway Found, in 2001.
A court battle ensued due to a dispute between Blanco and The Veils, which ended in 2003, after which The Veils were allowed to keep their recordings. Geoff Travis signed them to Rough Trade, under which they finished recording their album.
They released their debut album in Spain under Sinnamon Records, ...
|country||England, New Zealand|
|music genre||Rock music|
|current members|| Finn Andrews|