Fronted by guitarist and vocalist Finn Andrews, the Veils formed in London in 2001. The Veils' sound can be classified as indie rock, but it draws inspiration primarily from the wistful folk music Andrews immersed himself in as a teenager in New Zealand. THE RUNAWAY FOUND, the group's debut, appeared in 2004 on Rough Trade records. Line-up changes followed, and Andrews recruited a new band (including old friends from New Zealand) to record NUX VOMICA, which arrived in `06 (with an '07 stateside release). SUN GANGS, released in '09, gave evidence of Andrews's evolving singer-songwriter craft, and proved to one of the band's most accomplished recordings.