Monday, November 30, 2009

The Veils and Oh Mercy

Last night Tash and I met at The Toff In Town to see the last night of The Veils Australian tour. Opening for them were our faves Oh Mercy, who played a blistering set of music to the appreciative crowd. It was good to hear some old favorites like "Holding On," "Salvation Jane," and "In My Stride" as well as the album tracks "Get You Back" and "Broken Ears." Oh Mercy have had such an amazing year and I'm really happy for all their success and the recognition they are receiving.

I admit to not being familiar with The Veils music although I have been aware of the band as they toured the US with Liam Finn in 2008. This was their last show of the year and you could tell lead singer Finn Andrews was emotional about this fact at times, pondering what he was going to do with himself when there were no shows to play. The tour was in support of their latest album Sun Gangs, and probably my favorite song of the evening was the single "The Letter." They did have some technical issues with the bass guitar throughout the set, but made it through the evening playing with a lot of passion and emotion.

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