Ahead of their headline show at London’s KOKO, The Veils take a break from rehearsals to talk us through the bands and records that helped get them this far.
The Veils frontman Finn Andrews reveals the five albums that have shaped the band’s sound…
1. THIS MORTAL COIL, IT’LL END IN TEARS
“Ivo Watts-Russell’s masterpiece. Nothing on earth quite like it. It may well prove to be the sound of heaven.”
2. THE GUN CLUB, MIAMI
“I only heard about The Gun Club because people kept telling me I sang like Jeffrey Lee Pierce. It’s only after listening to this record that I took it as a compliment. Listen to Mother Of Earth, I do almost every day.”
3. LUCINDA WILLIAMS, DOWN WHERE THE SPIRIT MEETS THE BONE
“I love Lucinda’s voice and lyrics so much, she always has the best titles too, which is important. The title track is utterly devastating in all the best ways.”
4. ARTHUR RUSSELL, CALLING OUT OF CONTEXT
“This record reminds me of dear friends and it cheers me up every time.”
5. TOM WAITS, RAIN DOGS
“It’s sort of dull to put this in as most people have already heard it, but it would truly hurt too much to leave it out. A joyful, heartfelt and utterly deranged journey through the American night – more enlightening every time.”
The Veils headline KOKO, London on 25 October 2016, book tickets now at Ticketmaster.co.uk.
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