- Publish Date
- Monday, 5 November 2018, 4:22PM
Led by Finn’s distinctive vocals and showcasing the kind of skilful songwriting that’s already won The Veils a huge, dedicated fan base, ‘A Shot Through the Heart (Then Down in Flames)’ displays a more personal and self-exploratory side.
“It’s a lot more autobiographical than I intended,” says Finn on the new album. “The last Veils record 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."
The album is one of Andrew's most profound and intimate pieces of work. Recorded entirely live at The Lab in Auckland, and engineered and co-produced by Tom Healy (Tiny Ruins) the band includes Andrews on vocals, piano, and guitar; Cass Basil on electric and upright bass; Alex Freer on drums; Healy on guitar; Reb Fountain and Nina Siegler on backing vocals; with sprawling string arrangements by Victoria Kelly.
Finn Andrews has announced an extensive New Zealand tour in March / April 2019, to celebrate the imminent release of his debut solo album 'One Piece At A Time'. Andrews will be performing all shows live on piano, and for most is accompanied by live band and strings players. The tour includes festival performances at WOMAD, as well as seven full band shows, and four solo performances. Reb Fountain joins as tour support on all full band dates.
March 15th & 16th – WOMAD, New Plymouth
March 21st – Haumoana Hall, Hawkes Bay
March 22nd – Old St. Paul’s, Wellington
March 23rd – St Peter’s Hall, Paekakariki
March 30th – Town Hall Concert Chamber, Auckland
April 4th – Hannover Hall, Dunedin
April 5th – The Piano, Christchurch
April 7th – Sherwood, Queenstown
April 11th – Secret Show, Wairarapa (solo)
April 12th – The Play House, Nelson (solo)
April 13th – The Plant, Blenheim (solo)
April 14th – The Mussel Inn, Onekaka (solo)