Admiral Fallow

The Arches present

Admiral Fallow

Olympic Swimmers

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+)