Veronica Falls formed in 2009, when Roxanne Clifford and Patrick Doyle moved to London from Glasgow and hooked up with the like-minded James Hoare and mutual friend Marion Herbain. The urgent melodies of the band's breezy twee sound drew immediate comparisons to C86 acts like the Vaselines and the Pastels, and with good reason: Veronica Falls has a pronounced gift for crafting upbeat moody pop songs, which was evident early on, when it first caught the attention of the Captured Tracks label. In 2011, the group released its debut full-length on Slumberland in the U.S. and Bella Union in the U.K. Recently, the players have woven even more atmospheric elements into their sound, and the music for their latest release, Waiting for Something to Happen, has the same kind of paradoxically soothing spirited quality possessed by bands like Lush in its heyday.
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