Watch The Veils Perform “Axolotl” On ‘Twin Peaks: The Return”; New EP Out September 8

August 21, 2017 BY Nettwerk

Last night, The Veils became the latest band to appear at the “Roadhouse” in 2017’s revival of David Lynch’s groundbreaking series Twin Peaks, joining an impressive list of musicians like Nine Inch Nails, Sharon Van Etten, Au Revoir Simone, The Chromatics and Lissie. The band, led by Finn Andrews, performed standout single “Axolotl” from their latest album Total Depravity (out now via Nettwerk Records).  Watch the “Axolotl” performance on Twin Peaks above.

“Axolotl” will be part of the two upcoming Twin Peaks soundtracks to be released on September 8 (via Rhino Entertainment).  Music has always played a central role in Lynch’s work and helped to create the dreamlike nature of both the original and the 2017 return of Twin Peaks.  All the songs that appear on the soundtracks will be revealed gradually over the course of the season’s 18 episodes.

The Veils and David Lynch have history together. Over a two-year period, Total Depravity was co-produced by El-P (of Run The Jewels), Adam ‘Atom’ Greenspan (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band Of Skulls) and Andrews at Estúdios Sá da Bandeira in Portugal, Konk Studios in London, El-P’s Upstate New York studio and David Lynch’s home studio in Los Angeles.

Also on September 8, The Veils will release Swimming With The Crocodiles EP (via Nettwerk Records) – beautiful, haunting, acoustic versions of songs from Total Depravity, plus a moving cover of David Bowie’s “Where Are We Now?” recorded in Andrews’ native New Zealand.  Watch a live recording of “Swimming With The Crocodiles” here:

Following recent performances at Glastonbury Festival and Lowlands Festival, the band begins a 2-month tour through the UK and Europe on September 8. Full dates below.

EP Track List:

1.     Swimming with the Crocodiles (Acoustic Session at The Lab, Auckland

2.     House of Spirits (Live at Roundhead Studios, Auckland) 

3.     Total Depravity (Live at Roundhead Studios, Auckland)

4.     In the Nightfall (Acoustic Session at The Lab, Auckland)

5.     Where Are We Now? (Acoustic Session at The Lab, Auckland)


Tour Dates:

8-Sep Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe

9-Sep Glasgow, UK @ The Garage

10-Sep Minffordd, UK @ Festival No. 6

14-Sep Norwich, UK @ Norwich Art Centre

15-Sep Manchester, UK @ Sound Control

16-Sep Brighton, UK @ The Haunt

17-Sep Bristol, UK @ Thekla

19-Sep London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall

21-Sep Leipzig, Germany @ Täubchenthal

22-Sep Berlin, Germany @ BiNuu

23-Sep Rostock, Germany @ M.A.U. Club

26-Sep Heidelberg, Germany @ Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof

27-Sep Munich, Germany @ Strom

28-Sep Frankfurt, Germany @ ZOOM

29-Sep Dortmund, Germany @ Way Back When Festival

30-Sep Hamburg, Germany @ Nochtspeicher

2-Oct Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso Grote Zaal


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About The Veils:

Singer Finn Andrews and bass player Sophia Burn first met when they were 12 years old at high school in New Zealand.  Along with Henning Dietz (drums), Dan Raishbrook (guitar) and Uberto Rapisardi (keys), The Veils have released five records and one EP: The Runaway Found (2004), Nux Vomica (2006), and Sun Gangs (2009), Time Stays, We Go (2014), Total Depravity (2016) and The Troubles of the Brain EP (2011).