The Veils Profile

Kate Powell
8 Oct 2020

Amid the woozy psychedelia and nonchalant blues that dominated the student airwaves between 2004-2010, The Veils, led by front man and founding member Finn Andrews, were something of an anomaly.

Although they played with the same youthful vigour as their counterparts in the North Shore music scene, The Veils made a name for themselves by having an eloquent dreaminess to their sound – more Byron than Bo Diddley. Underpinning their gothic keening and romantic flourishes was a strong pop sensibility that would catapult them to international acclaim.

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The Veils - Advice For Young Mothers To Be (2006)
The Veils, from left to right: Uberto Rapisardi, Dan Raishbrook, Finn Andrews, Sophia Burn, Henning Dietz.
Photo credit: Jessica Maccormick
Finn Andrews live at the Lab - Spirit in the Flame (2019)
The Veils on the cover of NZ Musician, Oct-Nov 2006.
The Veils, from left to right: Dan Raishbrook, Uberto Rapisardi, Finn Andrews, Sophia Burn, Henning Dietz.
Photo credit: Jessica Maccormick
The Veils - Low Lays the Devil (2016)
The Veils - Turn From The Rain (2013)
Finn Andrews, The Veils.
Photo credit: Matt Holyoak
Rikki Morris recording Finn Andrews, 2003
Photo credit: Richard Morris collection
The Veils - Nux Vomica (Rough Trade, 2006)
The Veils' Finn Andrews on Music 101, January 2017
Finn Andrews at the Big Day Out (photo: Ian Jorgensen, taken from "A Movement, No. 10," A Low Hum, 2015).
Photo credit: Ian Jorgensen
Finn Andrews, The Veils.
Photo credit: Ian Jorgensen
Sophia Burn, The Veils.
Photo credit: Ian Jorgensen
Finn Andrews, The Veils.
Photo credit: Jessica Maccormick
Sophia Burn, The Veils
Photo credit: Ian Jorgensen
Finn Andrews, The Veils
Photo credit: Matt Holyoak
The photo that was used for the single of 'Lavinia' and promo versions of The Runaway Found.
The Veils ‘Axolotyl’ in David Lynch Twin Peaks (2017)
Finn Andrews' 2019 solo album, One Piece At A Time.
The Veils - The Runaway Found (Rough Trade, 2003)
The Veils - Lavinia (2007)
Finn Andrews, The Veils.
Photo credit: Ian Jorgensen
The Veils - Sun Gangs (Rough Trade, 2009)
The Veils, from left to right: Henning Dietz, Uberto Rapisardi, Finn Andrews, Sophia Burn, Dan Raishbrook.
Photo credit: Jessica Maccormick
Finn Andrews, The Veils.
Photo credit: Jessica Maccormick
The Veils - Time Stays, We Go (Pitch Beast Records, 2013)
The Veils - Calliope! (2006)
RNZ: The Veils' Finn Andrews - Swimming With Crocodiles, January 2017
Members:

Finn Andrews - vocals, guitar, keyboards, production

Sophia Burn - bass

Liam Gerrard - keyboards

Henning Dietz - drums

Dan Raishbrook - guitar

Uberto Rapisardi - keyboards

Raife Burchell - drums

Labels:

Rough Trade


Pitch Beast Records