New Music Of The Day: The Veils – ‘Low Lays The Devil’ (NME Premiere)

The Veils’ latest track was produced by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds collaborator Adam ‘Atom’ Greenspan, and its singer Finn Andrews is appearing in David Lynch’s upcoming Twin Peaks revival. There are creepy Lynchian echoes in this track, but it’s the southern gothic sound you’re more likely to think of when your first hear ‘Low Lays The Devil’. The London-based quintet shuffle along like The Black Keys, with a vocal that fits somewhere in between Kentucky rockers Cage The Elephant Canada’s psych-folk group Timber Timbre.

‘Low Lays The Devil’ is the second track to be released from The Veils’ forthcoming album ‘Total Depravity’, and judging by the single that’s come before – ‘Axolotl’, which features Run The Jewels‘ El-P and is named after a Mexican amphibian – there’s a good deal more unexpected to come from it.

We asked frontman Finn Andrews to describe the track in three sentences, and this is what he said: “‘Low Lays The Devil’ is a song about The Evil One, Big King Below, Beelzebub, the fallen angel, Mephistopheles, Mr. Moonshine. It’s got a beat as big as a house and it’s coming for you in your sleep. Enjoy.” Take a listen below and see their European tour dates after the jump.

The Veils’ autumn tour dates:
Oct 21 Serraglio, Milan
Oct 22 Locomotiv Club, Bologna
Oct 25 Koko, London
Oct 29 Maroquinerie, Paris
Nov 23 Bi Nuu, Berlin
Nov 24 Melkweg, Amsterdam
Nov 25 Orangerie, Brussels

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