The Arches present
Wed 2 Mar 2011 | 7.30pm doors | £8 + bf
After the Scottish release of debut album Boots Met My Face last year to lavish praise, from The List to STV to the cream of the indie blogs, Admiral Fallow have spawned two singles - Subbuteo and These Barren Years – with Squealing Pigs to come in March, delighting a continually growing fanbase with singer/songwriter Louis Abbott’s heartfelt, tender lyrics and his mini indie orchestra.
Blending distinctive strains of clarinet, flute, double bass and occasional strings and horns with indie-folk guitars and Abbott’s traditional Celtic tones as he reminisces over childhood events, the six piece create a sound that that many of their influences – Bruce Springsteen, Nick Cave, Elbow, Midlake – could easily be proud of: melancholic, introspective, yet joyously life-affirming.
Forming in 2007, and picking up support slots with Guillemots and The Futureheads as well as a headline slot on the T Break Stage at 2009′s T In The Park, they changed their name from Brother Louis Collective to Admiral Fallow when they decided to release an album, becoming increasingly visible with an uplifting set on the BBC Introducing Stage at T in the Park 2010, a place on the Homegame festival with King Creosote, Adem and Silver Columns this summer, and a support slot with Frightened Rabbit on their UK tour this past December.
The band will release Boots Met My Face UK-wide in March 2011.
Support from Olympic Swimmers.
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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