Finn Andrews releases first solo album
Finn Andrews has released his first solo album One Piece At A Time, out today via Best & Fairest.
Since signing a record deal at 16, Finn Andrews and his band The Veils have released five albums together, appeared in David Lynch’s reboot of Twin Peaks, as well as on soundtracks by luminary film directors Tim Burton and Paolo Sorrentino, and was also recently been commissioned by the Belgian government to write a 20-minute orchestral piece to commemorate the antipodean dead of World War I.
It was while writing 2016’s critically acclaimed Total Depravity that the New Zealand-raised musician realized a different streak was beginning to emerge. Fueled by the end of a relationship, Andrews took some time out from London and from The Veils, and returned to New Zealand to begin work on his first solo album, One Piece At A Time.
The resulting album is more personal and self-exploratory than anything Andrews has previously attempted, an effort he says that wasn’t necessarily deliberate but more a result of circumstance. In addition to the songs’ subject matter exposing more of his life than before, Andrews also admits that their arrangements allowed for less to hide behind, showcasing him in a different way.
Finn is touring New Zealand and Australia over the next few months.
New Zealand Album Tour
March 21st – Haumoana Hall, Hawkes Bay
March 22nd – Old St. Paul’s, Wellington
March 23rd – St Peter’s Hall, Paekakariki
March 30th – Town Hall Concert Chamber, Auckland
April 4th – Hanover Hall, Dunedin
April 5th – The Piano, Christchurch
April 7th – Sherwood, Queenstown
April 11th – Secret Show, Wairarapa (solo)
April 12th – The Play House, Nelson (solo)
April 13th – The Plant, Blenheim (solo)
April 14th – The Mussel Inn, Onekaka (solo)
Australian Album Tour
May 2nd – The Lansdowne, Sydney
May 3rd – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
May 4th – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne