The Veils(external resources)
The Veils have released three albums with Rough Trade, their debut came in 2004 with ‘The Runaway Found’, an album that found praise throughout the music press and was followed in 2006 by ‘Nux Vomica’, host to one undoubtedly one of the best singles of the year Advice For Young Mothers To Be. Third album ‘Sun Gangs’ was released April 2009 and saw them settling in to the best music of their career, with songs like first single ‘The Letter’.The Veils are never afraid to explore an idea and set out on meandering rock excursions in the vein of Patti Smith or Lou Reed. For instance, the mesmeric “Larkspur” which hunts for nine minutes for its revelatory moment is no less than astounding. That’s another from Sun Gangs, the title of which we must warn is a red herring, these guys are definitely from the same noir side of the tracks as Nick’s Bad Seeds. It may be emotionally heavy tales of doomed love and man but you’ve never heard them played out with such vigour. Enjoy.