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London quartet VERONICA FALLS drop the first teaser

By editorDecember 3, 2012

NEW ALBUM

London quartet VERONICA FALLS have already dropped the first teaser from their forthcoming sophomore LP “Waiting For Something to Happen”, released Monday 4th February on Bella Union, and now we have a very gorgeous video to offer for that track – the poignant and elegiac pop gem that is “Teenage”. The accompanying video perfectly translates the sound from the song into a visual aesthetic, conveying a vintage feel with its saturated colour palette and its herky jerky camera movements – unsurprising considering it was filmed entirely on 8mm. The end result is a beautiful and charming video which captures the song’s essence of dreamy nostalgia to a tee…
 
“Waiting For Something to Happen” LP is released February 4th on Bella Union
 
In addition, the band will be touring throughout the Spring, taking in the UK, the US and Europe including a special album launch show at Shoreditch Church on Friday 8th February. All dates are below…
 
UK…

Friday 8th February – Shoreditch Church, LONDON

Thursday 14th February – Norwich Arts Centre, NORWICH

Friday 15th February – Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS

Monday 25th February – Harley, SHEFFIELD

Tuesday 26th February – CAA, GLASGOW

Wednesday 27th February – Cluny, NEWCASTLE

Wednesday 17th April – Kazimer, LIVERPOOL

Thursday 18th April – Whealans, DUBLIN

Friday 19th April – Voodoo, DUBLIN

Saturday 20th April – Deaf Institute, MANCHESTER

USA…

March

6 – Black Cat, Washington DC

7 – Johnny Brendas, Philadelphia, PA

8 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY

9 – Great Scott, Boston, MA

10 – Divan Orange, Montreal * (www.evenko.ca)

12 – The Garrison, Toronto, ON

13 – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH

14 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL

15 – High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI

16 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN

18 – Hi-Dive, Denver, CO

21 – Tractor, Seattle, WA ^

22 – Media Club, Vancouver, BC

23 – Doug Fir, Portland, OR

26 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA

29 – Echo, Los Angeles, CA

30 – Casbah, San Diego, CA

Europe…

April

25 – Nouveau Casino, Paris

28 – Bad Bonn, Dudingen

30 – Mascotte, Zurich

May

2 – Arena, Vienna

3 – orangehouse @ Feierwerk, Munich

4 – Merlin, Stuttgart

5 – Beatpol, Dresden

6 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin

8 – Molotow, Hamburg

10 – Paradiso, Amsterdam

You may have had them tagged as goth-tinged pop fantasists, but with their much anticipated sophomore album “Waiting For Something to Happen”, Veronica Fallseasily shrug off any notions of a difficult second album to create something that is easily more polished, more affecting, and more enduring than their peers would dream of making, and stake their claim as one of the most gloriously unpredictable and invaluable bands the UK has right now.

Recorded with Rory Attwell (Male Bonding, The Vaccines), “Waiting For Something to Happen” is a bold and deliciously assured leap forward which sees the quartet of Roxanne Clifford, Patrick Doyle, James Hoare and Marion Herbain easily throw off the tongue in cheek references to ghostly romances and suicides to elegantly distil the essence of an aimless twentysomething existence into a set of immaculately conceived and perfectly wrought pop songs.

Indeed, the emotional throughline, from the title down, is one of slowly coming to terms with the process of growing up and eventually learning to face adult responsibility, of leaving behind the safe haven of “driving late at night, I’ll let you listen to the music you like…everything’s alright” (as they sing on the dreamy, dewy-eyed first teaser “Teenage”), and then searching for a “shooting star to point me in the right direction” (“Shooting Star”). Far from retreading the playful atmosphere of the debut, the band here mine a much more rich, emotionally resonant vein, be it weariness with dead end social scenes (“So Tired”), or the fear of your peers leaving you behind before you’re ready (“Everybody’s Changing”).

Musically too, this album sees the band evolve into a more poised and confident pop entity, the melodies bolder and songs more muscular, as epitomised on spellbinding album opener “Tell Me”. So there are deliciously askew pop belters in the form of “Buried Alive” and “Everybody’s Changing”, but there are also achingly tender moments present too, from the touching love song “Broken Toy” (“I am broken too, a broken toy like you”), to the gentle reverie “Daniel”, which strips the track to its barest essentials – shimmering guitar lines and perfectly harmonised vocals sighing, “nobody needs to know what we know, nobody needs to go where we go” to perfectly heart rending effect.

For more information please contact luke@bellaunion.com

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