From The Desk Of The Veils: Liam Gerrard

VeilsLogoTime Stays, We Go (Pitch Beast)—the Veils‘ 10-track, fourth release—is both patiently restrained and wildly emotional. It’s full of lush brass and sing-along melodies, moments of surf-rock guitar and beachside ukulele, and essential personal queries within the struggles of the human endeavor. It’s a small dose of Pixies, and definitely reminiscent of Talking Heads, with a nod toward Jeff Buckley. In other words, Time Stays has a familiar quality despite its newness, and it’s instantly likeable, much like frontman Finn Andrews himself. Andrews and bassist Sophia Burn will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new Veils feature.

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Finn: For you long-time Veils fans out there, you will remember Liam from the Nux Vomica days, generally sporting a Corrosion Of Conformity T-shirt and doing strange and wonderful things to a Hammond organ.

Our hideously gruelling tour schedule didn’t fit well with him, and he left the band in 2008 to pursue his first love, namely drawing devastatingly precise, and just devastatingly devastating six-feet high photorealistic charcoal portraits. The man is a God, and we miss him dearly.

Check out a selection of his recent work here.