• March 16, 2009
The Veils  |  Sun Gangs

THE VEILS | SUN GANGS

ROUGH TRADE

The Veils’ third album Sun Gangs is the product of Finn Andrews, son of Barry Andrews the XTC keyboardist. Unlike his father, Andrews’ music has closer ties to singer-songwriters like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Leonard Cohen rather than the rock–soul–punk–reggae hybrid that was XTC. Sun Gangs presents an even more varied musical showcase ranging from piano ballads to distorted indie rock, reflecting different moods throughout the album. While this is not a totally new concept for the band, their previous releases are also eclectically varied in style and mood, Sun Gangs pushes the band’s tonal diversity to a new level.