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  • Audio CD (4 Feb. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bella Union
  • ASIN: B00A7F1836
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,747 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Shooting Star 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Veronica Falls release their second studio album Waiting For Something To Happen, produced by Rory Attwell, who has also worked with The Vaccines and Yuck. It features lead single "Teenage".

BBC Review

Veronica Falls' second album burns brightly but briefly, like a shooting star in the night sky. Waiting for Something to Happen offers a largely breezy succession of heavily harmonised odes to teenage snogging and sneaking in through the back door. You sense the album's title also alludes to the small-town ennui for which popular music has often been the best remedy.

There is something marvellously innocent in the sugary vocals, stripped-down guitar and drum lines here. And, despite the youth of the record's four protagonists, there is also a strong smell of times past.

The thrusting So Tired tugs you briefly through a wormhole where videos of Lush, Sleeper and Elastica are still showing – though Veronica Falls would probably prefer comparisons to cooler contemporaries like Comet Gain, Electrelane and The Cribs. If we were on a word association game show, which word would you choose to go with the album's jaunty first single, Teenage? “Fanclub”, by any chance?

There are other high points: My Heart Beats is an enjoyably maudlin gem, with a more ambitious layering of vocals and rhythms, and a pleasing guitar solo. But the rest of what's here is consciously quite elemental.

It's endearing, no doubt, but will this material lend itself to the canon? Or is it just a bit of immediate fun? Who knows? Scornful critics speculated that most Britpop was disposable in the first place – yet here we are, still musing about it all almost 20 years later.

What matters most for this London-based quartet is writing songs with elephantine sing-along hooks. That's what they managed with their eponymous 2011 debut, and sure enough that's what they've also achieved with this likeable, if light, follow-up.

They're clearly not in it for the gelt, yet Veronica Falls have emerged with an album that has mass appeal. And despite crafting music which sits squarely in that unflattering space marked 'indie', they’ve presented themselves as doyens of the style press at the same time.

--Chris Beanland

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rooksby on 14 Feb. 2013
Format: Audio CD
A noticeable step back from the arch, frantically paced C86-isms of their excellent debut - Waiting for Something to Happen finds Veronica Falls piling on the Byrdsian vocal harmonies, applying a new found maturity to their song writing, & collapsing backwards into glorious melancholy.

One or two of the lesser songs fall into the also-ran bracket, sounding more like The Flatmates than The Shop Assistants, but Veronica Falls are ultimately far better at this chugging, chiming "indie-pop" (sorry) thing than, for instance, their similarly influenced American counterparts - Black Tambourine, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, et al. As obvious as this might sound, Veronica Falls simply write some deceptively simple, really good songs.

It's the best album of the year so far, for me - I doubt they'll be many better ones released between now & December tbh.

n.b. The vinyl edition comes with a free copy of the CD tucked inside so, if you invest a little more cash, you get the benefit of crisp digital sound (if that's your "thing") AND a beautiful big sleeve. Nice!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason on 19 Jan. 2014
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I absolutely love this fine second album by London indie-pop quartet Veronica Falls.

As other reviewers have noted, Veronica Falls take their cue from the jangly indie-pop (aka "C86") sound of the mid-1980s. But like most good bands, Veronica Falls combine an existing formula with orginal elements to produce a distinctive sound of their own.

For one thing Veronica Falls have a The-Mammas-and-the-Papas boys-and-girl vocal harmonies thing going on which (because they all have really nice voices!) is very melodic and listenable.

Yet they also give the sweet-and-catchy indie-pop genre something of a dark and melancholic Gothic hue. Talulah Gosh meets the Sisters of Mercy!

Their debut album was very impressive and if anything I like this follow-up even more. It seems just a tad more polished and mature.

The main thing is that the songs are really very catchy. I found several of them worming around my head all day long after just a couple of listens. I particularly love Teenage, Shooting Star, If You Still Want Me... oh heck, I love all the songs!

I find that a lot of bands who produce a great debut album inevitably disappoint a bit on their second album. Not Veronica Falls, who seem instead to be going from strength to strength.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By I. READ on 4 Feb. 2013
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This took a few listens to grow on me, but I have become a bit addicted to it. The track Teenage reminds me of the Big Star song "Thirteen". They share the same subject matter, but it's by no means a copy. What I mean is that they both musical capsulates capable of filling your body with sheer joy. Probably not to everyone's tastes, but I think the world would be a better place if people who didn't like this album were pushed in the sea.
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