Playlist: The Veils Pre-Tour Soundtrack

For those of you who don’t know about London-based quintet The Veils, they’re a bloody brilliant alternative rock band. Frontman Finn Andrews filled us in on the band’s pre-tour playlist. He’s even gone and provided the reasoning behind each choice, fair play Finn! Check out the tracks below:

Slim Ali & The Famous Hodi Boys – Watoto Nyara

I’ve been listening to a lot of stuff from the mighty Soundway Records lately, this song is off a compilation called Kenya Special that has some incredible stuff on it. The stuttering rhythm section on this is so exciting.

Huerco S. – A Sea Of Love

We’ve been rehearsing a lot for our upcoming tour, and as somewhat of an antidote to hours of loud music I’ve been listening to a lot of ambient music in my spare time. I’m really taken by this whole record by Huerco S. There is a patience that is required when listening to ambient music that really is the antithesis of how we are encouraged to consume music these days. We struggle to listen to one 3 minute song without distraction let alone a 50 minute album in its entirety. Anyway, this song really takes you somewhere beautiful. I recommend listening on the night train.

Snatch & The Poontangs – Two Time Slim

I don’t know where this song has been all my life – my friend Wilder played it to me while we were recording our new record.

Wow. Just wow.

DJ Shadow & Run The Jewels

One of the best collaborations I’ve heard in years – this video is crazy good too. We worked with El-P a lot on our new record and it’s great hearing him let loose on this. One of the funniest opening lines of a song ever…

Low – What Part of Me

Low have been a firm Veils favourite for many years now. Soph and I used to listen to them constantly in our respective bedrooms at high school, and it was one of the great adolescent loves that has survived.

Get tickets for upcoming The Veils shows at www.ticketweb.co.uk/theveils

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