On the New Admiral Fallow Album

Admiral Fallow, a Scottish band, sees the release of their second album, Tree Bursts in Snow, next week.

I’ve been a Fallow fan since they called themselves “The Brother Louis Collective,” and I love their first album, Boots Met My Face. (The side-project album by The Moth & The Mirror, Honestly, This World, is excellent, too.)

The BBC’s review of Tree Bursts in Snow makes a favorable comparison to Elbow: “the Glaswegian quintet are the scene’s most thoughtful brand of emo-scaping, more concerned with simmering space and dynamics than outright brow-beating. The opening title(ish)-track surges and slow-burns like prime Elbow; Guy Garvey is a Fallow fan, and there’s indeed something Garvey-like about singer-guitarist Louis Abbott. But it’s still smaller-scale, tense, and all the better for its restraint.” Anyone who knows me knows how I feel about Elbow. 🙂

The whole of the new album can be heard here. And this is the video of “The Paper Trench”:

Good stuff, if, like me, you like Scottish indie. I’ve listened to the album’s stream a few times now, and I like it a great deal. It’s good stuff.

Naturally, I have the album on order. I can’t wait for it to arrive; I got the shipping notification this morning. Between that and the new Beach House album, this will be a great spring for music. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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