Veto are a five piece Indie Electrorock outfit from Denamark consisting of Troels Abrahamsen (Vocal/Synth), Jens Skav Thomsen (Bass and Chorus), David Krogh Andersen (Guitar), Mads Hasager (Drums) and Mark Lee (Guitar,Synth and chorus).
Before VETO there was nothing. At least not on the wide electronic stage in Denmark. It is VETO who has tamed the machines and opened up for the once very isolated niche. Without letting go of their willfulness they have gained artistic recognition, had commercially tailwind, played sold-out concerts home and abroad and won numerous prizes – among these the P3 award in 2008 and the Danish music awards 2009 winning Danish Group of the year.
So it is an orchestra, who during the course of a few years, have gone from upcoming to role models and trendsetters, who is now releasing their third album. “Everything Is Amplified” produced by the bands very own Troels Abrahamsen. Everybody is stirring impatiently to hear their latest creation and the single “This Is Not” set the agenda for the radio from day one by becoming “Ugens Uundgåelige”. But instead of hiding under the yoke of expectation VETO has loosened up. It all shines through on an album which is significantly more open and calm than it’s tight and strenuous predecessor “Crushing Digits” released in 2008.
The five members in VETO play music together because they are friends and kindred spirits. They have kept that in mind in the middle of the anxious recognition of that they are now part of the establishment. So the five Jutlanders have gotten together and just let loose in an outburst of a joint need to create. Everybody has contributed with hooks and beats and sometimes the outline have been ready in 15 minutes.
Troel states, "Everything is without filter and it has been a great experience to feel that music doesn’t always have to be thought through. New nuances have appeared because we work differently and because we have become older…Now more than ever it is important to be true to ourselves. Otherwise we won’t be able to handle being public figures."
"…Veto are, as they have always been, the masters of conjuring up cool beats and grooves, within atmospheres that are established almost exclusively through dark electronics. While guitars are occasionally strummed, and synths provide tones that remind me of Daft Punk and Depeche Mode, the backbone of the sound is the interplay between the cheeky beats and the melancholic singing of mainman Troels Abrahamsen."