Thursday, April 12, 2012
Artist Of The Day: Admiral Fallow
Formed in 2007 by chief songwriter Louis Abbott, the band gained momentum last year with the release of debut album Boots Met My Face, which drew praise from practically every corner. Striking an admirable balance between their traditional and modern tendencies, the record did a great job in showcasing not only their cinematic sound, but also Abbott's impressive storytelling talents, with each and every lyric uncovering detail regarding his own life. More than anything else, it was that personal touch which lifted the record above it's contemporaries, and although it left plenty of room for improvement, it marked a bold, accomplished and occasionally beautiful beginning.
With follow-up Tree Bursts In Snow due next month, it'll be intriguing to hear how their sound has developed, especially given the brief wait between albums. The two tracks which have been unveiled, 'Beetle In The Box' and 'The Paper Trench' don't give much away, but do suggest a more focused approach to songwriting, with both presenting a direct and electric take on their sound. In truth they're both solid rather than spectacular, but neither should be judged conclusively until they're presented within the context of the new LP. The form that that album takes will be of great interest to those who have been following the band, and could well determine their level of future success.
Tree Bursts In Snow will be released May 22. You can listen to 'Beetle In The Box' and 'The Paper Trench' here.