Headed up by Canadian ex-pat Paul Smith, Glasgow's Vera Cruise first came to the nation's attention after their ode to Partick Thistle, The Last Time Partick Thistle Won, featured on Steve Lamacq's Session Unsigned slot. Since then they've supported Teenage Fanclub and Beachwood Sparks, acted as a back up band for Evan Dando and Eugene Kelly.
At the end of 2001 Vera Cruise signed with Loose records, played their debut London show at the 100 Club and recorded a session for Session In Scotland, to get the ball rolling.
Debut single Keep All The Lies was described by NME as being "the kind of manly lumberjack rock that could bring down a Scots pine with its bare hands", while their album Come Alone And Fall Apart is already being hailed as one of the best records to come out of Scotland in years.
“An astonishing album that manages to both tug at the heartstrings and let rip where it counts” KKKK, Kerrang
Vera Cruise went on the road to launch the album with label-mates Paul O'Reilly and The Corb Lund Band as part of the Loose On The Road trip across the UK in June 2002. This helped to cement the successful reviews that the debut album Come Alone and Fall Apart was receiving.
“Exquisite chord changes and melting balladry” Uncut 3/5
Vera Cruise have recently slimmed down to a hardworking 4 piece and are primed for further dates this November and December, following the recent support to Goldrush on the northern leg of their UK tour.

Album review from Uncut.

review from Kerrang.

review from Metro.

review from NME.

Live review from Uncut.

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