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Finn Andrews of The Veils Shares Video for “One By the Venom”

One Piece at a Time Out Now via Nettwerk

May 01, 2019 Finn Andrews
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Finn Andrews is the frontman for The Veils and in March he released his debut solo album, One Piece at a Time, via Nettwerk. Now he has shared a crazy video for the album’s “One By the Venom.” Alexander Gandar directed the twisted clip, which is filled with dark humor and starts with Andrews in a coffin underground. Watch it below, followed by Andrews’ upcoming tour dates.

Andrews had this to say about the video in a press release: “We didn’t have much money, but we had time. Each death is only about 1.5 seconds long so Alex Gandar and I set about trying to think of the most direct ways to show them. Alex wrote out the world’s most macabre spreadsheet containing each death, how long it was, who was in it, where it would be shot… it was a huge amount of work.”

Gandar had this to say: “This music video is barely longer than your average movie trailer, and yet the immense amount of work we set ourselves meant that it often felt more like we were making a movie. We’ve tried to show death in all its chaos and absurdity and sadness and inevitability, so that we might also hope to witness the colossal and lovely and ever-shifting mosaic of life.”

Previously we posted two songs from One Piece at a Time: “Love, What Can Do?” and “A Shot Through the Heart (Then Down In Flames).”

Andrews had this to say about his solo album in a previous press release: “It’s a lot more autobiographical than I intended. The last Veils records had a lot of writing from other perspectives but this one has a lot less of that and a lot more from… well, from me I guess. It’s always been personal, so it’s a different way of getting at the same thing, I suppose. Honestly I don’t exactly know why it’s different this time, or why these songs have a different feeling, but they do.”

Andrews is pretty much the sole permanent member of the band, stretching back to their 2004 debut album The Runway Found, although The Veils have featured various other members over the years. Andrews was born in London, but spent much of his childhood in New Zealand and has relocated there after many years in the UK. His father, Barry Andrews, is also a musician and is a member of Shriekback, was a member of XTC, and has also played with David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and others.

In 2016 The Veils released their latest album, Total Depravity, via Nettwerk. The album was co-produced by El-P (aka Jaime Meline) of hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, along with Atom Greenspan (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and Andrews. David Lynch is a fan of the band and Andrews appeared in Showtime’s new Twin Peaks series in 2017.

Read our 2016 interview with Andrews on The Veils’ Total Depravity.

Finn Andrews North American Tour Dates:

6/11 Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, NYC City USA
6/12 La Vitrola, Montreal, Canada
6/13 The Monarch, Toronto, Canada
6/15 Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, USA
6/17 Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles, USA
6/19 Café du Nord, San Francisco, USA
6/21 Columbia City Theatre, Seattle, USA

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May 2nd 2019

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