The Veils Lose Some Weight

Published: 2004-07-09
After just one album, the Veils have already undergone some major changes. At the end of June it was announced that three of the four members have decided to call it quits. With the departure of Ben Woollacott (drums), Adam Kinsella (bass), and Oli Drake (guitar), the one Veil left standing alone is vocalist/guitarist Finn Andrews.

Although the news sounds like it could spell the end of the Veils, Andrews has been quick to assure fans that it will not. On the band's official site, the frontman has said: "The Veils will continue, but there are to be some rather drastic changes. We must make things as terrifying and exciting as we can."

He sounds up to the challenge, then. In fact, Andrews has already started work on the Veils' next album. No word yet on a possible release date.

As the core of the group, it was Andrews who started the Veils in 2001, when he was just eighteen years old. As the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band, the weight of the band seemed to rest on Andrews' shoulders. Not that carrying the Veils could always have been that hard. Before their debut 'The Runaway Found' was even released, the band found themselves on tour with the likes of Beth Orton, British Sea Power and the Delays.

Even though a new band couldn't ask for better luck than touring with acts such as the ones mentioned above, it seems that is what ultimately led to the exodus of Woollacutt, Drake and Kinsella. Speaking of the other members, Andrews had this to say: "Believe me when I say that we had created all we could together at this time and that some wells just simply run dry. Our touring schedule over the past years has done little but intensify these feelings."

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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