British alt-rockers Veins are set to rise with the release of their engulfing new single, ‘Blood On My Hands’, which arrives on 23rd February. Described by XS Noize as “inventive, brooding and atmospheric“, Veins combine gritty bass, hypnotic drums, and layered guitars to create atmospheric alt-rock that sits somewhere between The XX and Deftones.
Consisting of Stephen “Stevie” Rees (vocals/guitar), Scott Warner (bass/backing vocals) and Dan Appleyard (drums), and hailing from Corby, a small town in Northamptonshire, the three-piece took root when good friends Stevie and Scott, who had previously cut their teeth playing in bands such as The Junket and Defenestration, decided to start a new musical project in late 2015.
Following that initial spark, at the start of 2016, the twosome recruited an old band mate of Scott’s, former Acoda drummer Dan Appleyard, and with the line-up complete, Veins was born.
When asked about their expansive sound, Scott commented, “As a songwriter, Stevie is influenced by the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins and Swervedriver. Sound-wise, we like anything that sounds a bit epic or atmospheric; Deftones, Sigur Ros, The XX, to name a few. Me and Dan both come from heavier backgrounds, and that shows through the way we lock in together and try to make everything sound massive.”
The trio’s debut single, ‘Ambi’, was released last year to positive reviews and received airplay across the UK, Europe and USA, including the outfit’s debut BBC Radio 1 appearance on the Huw Stephens show.
Veins have already shared stages with Holding Absence, Rival Bones, Koyo, Signals, Press to Meco and Ohboy, as well as playing alongside Feeder, Pulled Apart by Horses, The King Blues, The Damned, Carl Barat, The Coral, The Rifles and more at 2017’s Camden Rocks festival.
The band are poised to step up again with the release of their blistering new single, ‘Blood On My Hands’, out next month.
‘BLOOD ON MY HANDS’, THE FORTHCOMING SINGLE FROM VEINS, WILL BE AVAILABLE TO STREAM, DOWNLOAD OR PURCHASE FROM SPOTIFY, iTunes, SOUNDCLOUD & THE BAND’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.veinsband.co.uk FROM FEBRUARY 23.
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