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Finn Andrews with Reb Fountain

“This record has taken me somewhere else. That’s kind of the spooky element of making albums: you think you’re making them but really they’re making and shaping you.”

Fuelled by the end of a relationship, Finn Andrews took time out from his band The Veils and returned to New Zealand to work through his personal songbook – lyrics and sketches written into his daily journal. He galvanised a group of Auckland musicians and created a very personal and searching solo album with his voice lighting the pathway through.

Finn has released five albums with The Veils, who not long ago appeared in David Lynch’s reboot of Twin Peaks. He was recently commissioned by the Belgian government to write a piece for the antipodean dead of World War One.

For his latest work he returns to the piano – an instrument he learnt from his father, the legendary XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews. Finn performs this gig with a band and string players.

Reb Fountain opens the show with her own personal and powerful songs (listen to her latest album, the dark yet danceable Little Arrows), and then returns as a backing singer for Finn.

Finn Andrews is also playing at Sherwood, Queenstown on Sunday, April 7.

Book tickets for the Queenstown performance here:

In association with Sherwood Queenstown.