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Sexy Kids bandmates Roxanne Clifford and Patrick Doyle teamed up with James Hoare of Your Twenties (whom they met, in true indie pop fashion, at a Comet Gain show) and their friend Marion Herbain to form Veronica Falls in 2009. Similar to Sexy Kids, Veronica Falls' pop-oriented, reverb-kissed tunes were rooted in mid-'80s influences like the Shop Assistants and the Chills but also found them in line with noisy, poppy contemporaries like Grass Widow and Vivian Girls. Their first two singles ("Found Love in a Graveyard" and "Beachy Head") were released in 2010 by Captured Tracks and garnered plenty of positive reviews. Their first album was recorded with Guy Fixsen (who worked with My Bloody Valentine and Moose in the '80s), and Ash Workman (who worked with 2010s groups like Metronomy and Summer Camp), the end result sounding like a perfect blend of the eras. Preceded by the single "Bad Feeling" in August of 2011, Veronica Falls was released in September of that same year on Slumberland in the U.S. and Bella Union in the E.U. After touring the world for most of the year, the band returned to the airwaves in November of 2012 with a new single "Teenage." They followed it up in early 2012 with the release of the Rory Attwell (Male Bonding, the Vaccines) co-produced album Waiting for Something to Happen.
Veronica Falls are an English indie pop band that formed in London in 2009. The band consists of Roxanne Clifford and James Hoare, both on vocals and guitar, Marion Herbain on bass guitar and Patrick Doyle on drums and back vocals. The members of the band were formerly in the bands The Royal We and Sexy Kids. The band released several singles in the United Kingdom and the United States throughout 2010.
Veronica Falls came to prominence with the release of their self-titled debut album in 2011. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 150."Veronica Falls - Live At The Lexington | Clash Music Live Gig Concert or Festival Review". Clashmusic.com. 2011-10-20. Retrieved 2011-10-27.
ContentsHistory1.1 Formation and early work (2009-2010)1.2 Veronica Falls (2011)1.3 Waiting for Something to Happen (2013)
Formation and early work (2009-2010)
In 2009, Roxanne Clifford and Patrick Doyle from Sexy Kids teamed up with James Hoare of Your Twenties. Clifford and Doyle met Hoare at a Comet Gain show. After a meeting with Hoare, their friend Marion Herbain accepted to join the band to form Veronica Falls as it is now.
In 2010, Veronica Falls released two singles, "Found Love in a Graveyard" and "Beachy Head", on the American label Captured Tracks.
Veronica Falls (2011)
After releasing their first two singles, the band recorded with veteran producer Guy Fixsen. They released their debut album Veronica Falls in September 2011 on Slumberland Records in the United States and Bella Union in the European Union, to generally favorable reviews. The album was preceded by the release of a single, "Bad Feeling", in August 2011.
Waiting for Something to Happen (2013)
In February 2013, the band released their second album, Waiting for Something to Happen. It was co-produced by Rory Attwell. The album's release was preceded by the "My Heart Beats" and "Teenage" singles in 2012. A music video for "Teenage" was released in November 2012.Reges, Margaret. "Veronica Falls | AllMusic Biography". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-27. "Veronica Falls Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-27. "Veronica Falls Announce New Album "Waiting For Something To Happen" For February 2013". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-02-13.