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On The Table Read, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, The Veils have released a new single and music video, No Limit Of Stars.
No Limit Of Stars
No Limit of Stars, the new video and single from indie rock band The Veils, is the second single from their new album, which they’ve been working on for six years.
“On the themes of the record: the certainty of death, the power of new life, and the dizziness of contemplating your place in an unknowably vast cosmos,” explained The Veils’ Finn.
The Parallax View, a 1970s thriller, served as the inspiration for the accompanying music video, which was shot entirely on 6mm film.
Finn Andrews has released a new double album seven strange years after The Veils’ last studio album, Total Depravity. And this turbulent period of injury, isolation, and new life is the inspiration for the song “Out Of The Void Came Love.”
“Time is a tempest tearing you apart
Time has a well-known distrust of the heart.”
Andrews released a solo album and began a world tour following the release of Total Depravity. He broke his wrist on stage one night while lashing out at a particularly intense moment on piano.”
“It sounds wild and Jerry Lee Lewis-esque, but it was an absolute fucking nightmare,” said Finn. “The scaphoid bone in my wrist had died, which I didn’t know was possible. My sister said that at least it was a really ‘on brand’ injury for me. I was in a cast and couldn’t use my right hand. I sang the melody lines, then recorded the right hand piano part, then the left hand part. It might have been an interesting, avant-garde process if it wasn’t also just profoundly annoying.”
“I speak to the darkness and I vent to the void
I fill in the sad bits with the parts I enjoyed”
The Veils needed a new record label just as Finn’s hand had healed enough for him to play again. Despite this, Finn got to work on making a new record. Tom Healy, the producer, invited Finn to his small studio in Mount Eden, which was underneath the old Crystal Palace ballroom. There, they listened to Finn’s countless songs from the previous year.
“Tom was incredibly patient, it was a really laborious process,” remembered Finn. “I brought a lot of junk down there and we had to sift through it all to try and find the parts worth saving.”
Although Andrews still couldn’t figure out what the songs meant as a whole meant when they were recorded, it was clear that splitting the album into two halves was the best way to present such diverse material.
And Out Of The Void Came Love
“Then my daughter was born, and suddenly the whole record made sense to me,” he said. “The music was telling a story, and somewhat strangely for The Veils, it seemed to have a happy ending.”
The result of all these years of questioning, confinement and precarious uncertainty is the magnificent new double album from The Veils … And Out Of The Void Came Love. It is an album intended to be listened to in two sittings with a short break in the middle.
The NZTrio, Cass Basil (bass), Dan Raishbrook (lap steel, guitar), Liam Gerrard (piano), Joseph McCallum (drums), and special guests the Smoke Fairies (backing vocals) are all instrumental in bringing the songs to life thanks to Victoria Kelly’s ethereal string arrangements.
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