October saw the long-awaited release of Veronica Falls’ self-titled debut album on Bella Union, and very special it was too – a beautifully concise collection of brilliant yet blighted pop songs, like Beat Happening with a dark mind, or the Pastels after the werewolf’s bite. The record quickly found admirers both here (Loud and Quiet, the Guardian, Times Review) and in the US (with Pitchfork saying it was like “the ghosts of pop past conjured convincingly and intimately enough to feel like flesh and blood”), with the record even making many end of year lists, including Rough Trade, Loud and Quiet and The Fly.

Now, following sell out shows across the UK, the band are planning a string of live dates across the country and in Europe early next year, beginning with Brussels and taking in UK dates in Norwich and Leeds. Also, to celebrate a triumphant 2011, Veronica Falls’ bassist Marion has also compiled a very special mixtape of her most cherished tracks, which you can download or stream below.

In her own words: “This may not be a mix to do Hornby’s Rob Fleming character in “High Fidelity” proud, but these songs are a collection of my all-time favourites. They take me back to key moments in my life, happy or sad and reflect on the different places I have lived and some of the people I met along the way…”

The album ‘Veronica Falls’ is out now on Bella Union


5 – MUNICH, Feierwerk (Queer Beats Festival)

6 – VIENNA, Brut (Queer Beats Festival)

7 – BERLIN, Hau 2 (Queer Beats Festival)

12 – ROTTERDAM, Rotown

13 – GRONIGEN, Eurosonic Festival

14 – UTRECHT, Ekko

27 – NORWICH, Norwich Arts Center

28 – LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club



9 – MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute

10 – GLASGOW, Stereo

11 – YORK, Stereo

13 – BRIGHTON, Haunt

14 – LONDON, Scala

19 – BRUSSELS, Ancienne Belgique

20 – BREMEN, Lagerhaus

21 – HAMBURG, Molotow


25 – GOTHENBURG, Henriksberg

26 – OSLO, Bla

28 – HANOVER, Mephisto @ Faust

29 – STUTTGART, Merlin

30 – MILAN, Plastic

31 – VENICE, Moon Club


2 – ZURICH, Mascotte

3 – LYON, Le Sonic

4 – METZ, Les Trinitaires

5 – PARIS, La Fleche D’Or


31 – BARCELONA, Primavera Sound Festival


8 – PORTO, Primavera Sound Festival


1- The Modern Lovers – Someone I Care About
2- The Stinky Toys – Birthday Party
3- Moondogs – Baby Snatcher
4- Henry’s Dress – Target Practice
5 – Television Personalities – A Girl Called Charity
6- Twa Toots – Running Away
7- Dee Dee Ramone – Baby Doll
8- Slant 6 – What Kind of Monster Are You?
9- The Lemonheads – It’s a Shame About Ray
10- Roky Erickson – You Don’t Love Me Yet
11- Jeanette – Porque Te Vas
12- Young Michelins – Elle m’ oubliera