Time Stays, We Go (Deluxe Version) by The Veils on Apple Music

15 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Veils are Liam Andrews (son of former XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews) and the musicians he's accumulated over the years from various lineups of the band. Andrews' vocals recall the languid, tortured-beautiful-artiste singers who've been seduced by Bryan Ferry at some point in their careers. "Dancing with the Tornado" turns to a Nick Cave–like guttural rumble, where the avalanche is about to hit. Traces of Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western vibe (a cliché that rings true more often than not among guitarists who enjoy using tremolo) can be heard circling most tracks. The title tune blazes across the widescreen cinematic soundstage with an optimism not often heard once the album gets going. "The Pearl" captures a prettified isolation. "Another Night on Earth" shuffles as if to divert your attention from the real feelings at hand. The "bonus" material features an EP of sessions recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Veils are Liam Andrews (son of former XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews) and the musicians he's accumulated over the years from various lineups of the band. Andrews' vocals recall the languid, tortured-beautiful-artiste singers who've been seduced by Bryan Ferry at some point in their careers. "Dancing with the Tornado" turns to a Nick Cave–like guttural rumble, where the avalanche is about to hit. Traces of Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western vibe (a cliché that rings true more often than not among guitarists who enjoy using tremolo) can be heard circling most tracks. The title tune blazes across the widescreen cinematic soundstage with an optimism not often heard once the album gets going. "The Pearl" captures a prettified isolation. "Another Night on Earth" shuffles as if to divert your attention from the real feelings at hand. The "bonus" material features an EP of sessions recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

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4:38
4:09
3:44
3:56
4:28
3:33
4:29
3:54
4:26
4:35
4:11
4:21
4:07
1:55

About The Veils

As the son of keyboardist Barry Andrews (XTC, Shriekback), the Veils' Finn Andrews knew nothing else except a world full of music and art. He had plans to become a painter as a young lad; however, a move to his grandmother's abode in Devonport, New Zealand (near Auckland) with his mother pointed Andrews in a different direction during his teenage years. He frequented the local folk scene to escape the ho-hum of country living. Once consumed with his father's electronic work from the 1980s, Andrews was now interested in Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, and Tom Waits.

In 2001, Andrews (vocals/guitar), then 18, returned to London. He befriended Ben Woollacott (drums), Adam Kinsella (bass), and Oliver Drake (guitar), and in a few months time the Veils were born. By fall, Rough Trade's Geoff Travis signed the foursome to the Blanco y Negro imprint, and immediately the Veils began working on their first album. They issued the single "Guiding Light" in 2002; however, contractual disparities and artistic differences with Blanco y Negro turned into a two-year battle until Travis signed the Veils to Rough Trade proper in mid-2003. Luckily, the Veils were able to keep songs recorded during that time. A second single, the lovelorn "Lavinia," was well received at indie rock radio in the U.K.. Shared dates with the Raveonettes, Beth Orton, and British Sea Power preceded the spring 2004 release of the Veils' debut, The Runaway Found.

The album had only been out two months when Andrews announced the departure of Woollacott, Kinsella, and Drake. In late June 2004, Andrews explained via the Veils' website that a second album was already in the works, but that the original members would not be involved. Instead, he had returned to New Zealand, where he met up with former high school classmates Sophia Burn (bass) and Liam Gerard (piano, organ), who then went back with him to London to begin Nux Vomica, the Veils' sophomore release, an album that then came out in the winter of 2006 (and the spring of 2007 in the U.S.). For the accompanying tour, Andrews added drummer Henning Dietz and guitarist Dan Raishbrook to the band. Sun Gangs arrived in spring 2009. In 2013, the group headed to Laurel Canyon to start recording their fourth album. Time Stays, We Go appeared in April and was followed by a huge tour across North America, Europe, and New Zealand. Setting up their own studio in London, Andrews and co. starting recording a follow-up as soon as the tour was finished. Working with El-P and Adam Greenspan, their fifth album, Total Depravity, appeared in August 2016. ~ MacKenzie Wilson

  • ORIGIN
    London, England
  • FORMED
    2001

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