The Veils and the band’s main man Finn Andrews are exactly the base on which fandom stories are created upon.
Starting out with one of the key independent, alternative rock hubs that is Rough Trade Records, when Andrews was only 16 years of age, The Veils released five albums before …And Out Of The Void Came Love, two EPs, and Andrews also recorded a solo album back in 2019.
Yet, it took Andrews seven years to record this latest double album under The Veils banner, and for the fans, and those still uninitiated it was well worth the wait.
It turns out that along with the pandemic, two other events shaped the music that graces the album. The first was the fact that at one point, Andrews broke his wrist on stage, resulting in a particularly nasty injury. Secondly, while recovering, his wife got pregnant, resulting in an emotional outpour, all of which shaped the songs on the album.
And the results are often more than astounding. The Veils’ music almost always relied on Andrews’ knack to foil his lyrics into great melody and song arrangements, all of which shine here.
Coming up with a double album always presents a possible pitfall that at least one or more songs would fall below a certain level, but it seems that Andrews and the band have jumped over that pitfall with such ease as if it didn’t exist as a possibility. The result is possibly the strongest album The Veils have come up with so far.