UK-based NZ band The Veils are set to release their fifth album 'Total Depravity' in August, shifting the band into even more dramatic sonic territory. Frontman Finn Andrews talks to Sam Wicks about working with Run the Jewels' El-P and David Lynch on the record.
i have been listening to the veils for 5 years straight. this week i made songs with them. things are good, thanks.— el-p (@therealelp) 5 February 2015
With one tweet, Run the Jewels’ El-P announced his collaboration with The Veils in February last year. The first of these tracks, ‘Axolotl’, has just been unveiled, along with news that the single will appear in David Lynch's new instalment of Twin Peaks.
On ‘Axolotl’, ex-pat frontman Finn Andrews is in full preacher mode, proclaiming, “Who needs the devil when you’ve got the Lord?”
Matching Andrews' fire-and-brimstone rhetoric is El-P’s dystopian synth squelches and death rattle drum programming, augmented by trumpets and guitar – a menacing sign of things to come.
The Veils’ fifth LP, Total Depravity, is released 26 August on Nettwerk Records.