Album Review – Admiral Fallow – Boots Met My Face

Posted by: on Jul 4, 2012 | No Comments

I first discovered the Scottish folk sounds of Admiral Fallow, whilst I was living in London in the latter part of last year. On a tip from my friend who hails from the Isle of Wight, I was surprised by what I uncovered whilst listening to the main single ‘Squealing Pigs’ off their debut LP Boots Met My Face.

Starting off with just acoustic guitar and the vocals of lead singer Louis Abbott, ‘Squealing Pigs’ develops into a rollicking three and a half minute pop song, that features a middle eight section filled with trumpets, trombones and surprisingly a clarinet. The a Capella chorus that follows is my favourite part of the song and I recommend checking out the video of this single, as it shows just a snippet of what to expect when you see these guys live.

Although they are unlikely to tour Australia in the foreseeable future, if you are searching for some new indie folk rock music, you should give Admiral Fallow a look in. The vocal harmonies of ‘Four Bulbs’ are stunning beautiful and the melodies of all these songs are complimented by the heartfelt and meaningful lyrics of Louis Abbott.

The perfect compliment to a relaxing Sunday afternoon, Boots Met My Face reassures my hope that Admiral Fallow will tour Australia sometime soon. Definitely a band to keep an eye on, into the future.

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