24 Sep 2016

The Veils x El-P

From RNZ Music, 12:00 pm on 24 September 2016
The Veils 2016

The Veils 2016 Photo: supplied

With a single tweet, El-P – the rapper and producer behind Run the Jewels – announced he was working with The Veils, the Finn Andrews-fronted ex-Auckland band that now call London home.

"We sort of knew he was a fan of our stuff which was cool and didn't really think about it beyond that, and then met up with him in Los Angeles and went out for some drinks with him and his friend BOOTS," says Finn.

"The next day we went into a studio with my friend Wilder Zoby, and me and Finn came up with 'Axolotl'," El-P adds. "And that was kind of the start of the whole thing."

The product of recording sessions in Europe and the US, The Veils have delivered their fifth studio album, Total Depravity, a release that carves out middle ground between the collaborators’ musical worlds.

Sam Wicks speaks with El-P and Finn Andrews about how their unlikely collaboration came together.

Music Details

Artist: The Veils
Song: Nux Vomica
Composer: F.Andrews
Album: Nux Vomica
Label: Rough Trade

Artist: The Veils
Song: Axolotl, Total Depravity, Here Come the Dead
Composer: F.Andrews, J.Meline
Album: Total Depravity
Label: Nettwerk Productions

Artist: El-P
Song: Deep Space 9mm
Composer: J.Meline
Album: Fantastic Damage
Label: Definitive Jux

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