Review of The Wild Son (Rough Trade Records) 20/01/04 Single by The Veils

The Veils - The Wild Son

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The Veils - The Wild Son (Rough Trade Records) 20/01/04

The Veils

The Wild Son

(Rough Trade Records)

20/01/04

With bands such as The Datsuns and The D4 tearing up the world by being RockNRoll motherf**kers, Kiwi bands are gaining the reputation for being powerful and uncompromising. This stereotype will be dismissed quicker than the BBC ditched Kilroy Silk upon hearing this tender and thoughtful single by the Veils. Their main asset is their Fran Healy sounding front man Finn Andrews, who accompanied by Paul Weller

Music - The Veils - The Wild Son (Rough Trade Records) 20/01/04

style instrumentals is showing why their debut album ‘The Runaway Found’ that is due out on the 16th February, is more eagerly awaited by some critics than the announcement that Oasis are finally throwing in the towel.

Dark yet uplifting is the best way to describe this track that tackles the topic emotional fragility and dependency upon a loved one. A tingling tambourine helps lift the song and the spirits of the listener despite the mournful subject matter. This is a good track for the colourful Kiwis to release as an advert for the forthcoming album.

David Adair

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