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Admiral Fallow

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ADMIRAL FALLOW www.admiralfallow.com ALBUM “BOOTS MET MY FACE” UK WIDE RELEASE 28 MARCH 2011 SINGLE “SQUEALING PIGS” 28 MARCH 2011 SOUTH BY SOUTH WEST MARCH 2011 FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF “DELIVERED – ALT VERSION” AVAIL NOW UK HEADLINE CLUB TOUR MARCH 2011 BIOGRAPHY Admiral Fallow is the latest stunning artist whose March 21st 2011 released album Boots Met My Face has been produced by award winning engineer Paul Savage; former Delgados drummer and winner of the 2010 UK Producers’ Guild “Breakthrough Producer of the Year” award. “Boots” was recorded at Savage’s renowned Glasgow studio Chem 19, a studio that in 2009 / 2010 / 2011 alone gave us wonderful albums from Phantom Band, Twilight Sad, King Creosote, The Unwinding Hours, Emma Pollock, Idlewild, Mogwai and The Burns Unit. Paul Savage also recorded the latest Franz Ferdinand album. Admiral Fallow comprises:- Louis Abbott – singing, guitars Sarah Hayes – flute, keyboards, singing Joe Rattray - stand up double bass Kevin Brolly – clarinet, keyboards Philip Hague – drums Craig Grant – guitars, singing Lead singer and main writer Louis Abbott gives an idea of what fans can expect of the album when he says, “All of the songs document the first chapter of my life, be it memories from school or kicking a ball about with my childhood chums. All of the songs are taken from real life events. There's no fiction. I'm not into making up stories or characters for the sake of trying to stir emotions. They are songs about friends and family as well as a fair bit of self-evaluation.” Their sets go from simple voice and guitar compositions (‘Four Bulbs’), through stomping Wilco-esque tunes to riotous cacophonies of white noise; their songs about alienation within relationships and experiences of “youth” itself are sung and screamed with utter abandon while the band work themselves into a furious frenzy… “A thrilling, cathartic experience” Sub City Radio. “……could just be the start of something massive….” The Fly review of 26.07.10 King Tuts gig Here’s the story so far………. Admiral Fallow is a stunning new group, formerly known as Brother Louis Collective, born in 2007 and gathered round the precocious talent of the young foot-stamping, faintly maniacal singer/song-writer Louis Abbott. Citing influences including Tom Waits, Elbow, Low, Midlake, King Creosote, and Springsteen, Admiral Fallow adds clarinet, flute, stand up double bass and four jaw-dropping voices to the usual indie line-up to smash through their joyous, heart-filled, orchestral-tinged and beautifully well crafted songs. Louis is proud to be Scottish and his accent is to the fore in his singing, contrasting magically with the Northumbrian tones of Sarah Hayes, the second vocalist. Their live show has lead to quotes such as “…….one of the best shows I have seen at King Tuts in the last few years…..” Geoff Ellis, MD, DF Concerts of the King Tuts show 26.07.10 Fyfe Dangerfield of the Guillemots has supported and lauded this exceptional band since their formation, personally asking for them to open for the Guillemots in Glasgow and Edinburgh on their 2007 Scottish tours - and it's easy to see why. The band’s reputation quickly spread amongst Scottish promoters in 2008, culminating in their receiving the King Tut’s “Your Sound” artist of the month award and making their second appearance at the Connect Festival that summer. Headline slots at Nice and Sleazys and Oran Mor in Glasgow and The Caves in Edinburgh followed. A 5 star gig review in The Sunday Mail, a single on Euphonios Records, still using the name “Brother Louis Collective”, and Gideon Coe airplay on BBC 6Music were soon under their belts. 2008 was a year of quiet, confident progression for the band. In July 2009 the band headlined the Sunday night T Break stage at T in the Park and later that month recorded “Boots Met My Face” at Chem 19, with the UK Music Producers’ Guild “Breakthrough Producer of the Year 2010” Paul Savage at the controls, supported by The Scottish Arts Council and under the guidance of Robin and Jim at Lo-Five Management (Trashcan Sinatras, Jo Mango). They were also crowned the Scotsman’s Under The Radar band of 2009. 2010 brought the new name Admiral Fallow and the birth of the new album “Boots Met My Face”. This was self released in Scotland in partnership with the band’s management on 26 April 2010 on Lo-Five Records. (album of the week in Daily Record and Sunday Mail, **** in The List). Various Scottish bloggers’ Scottish album of the year 2010 The band decided to build up the Scottish press and general awareness in 2010, followed by a planned assault on the wider UK market later in the year and beyond to 2011, then overseas. This strategy has borne fruit so far following the BBC Introducing stage headline slot at T in the Park July 2010 and the Frightened Rabbit 13 date UK and Ireland tour December 2010 support . “Boots” gets its UK wide release on Monday 21 March 2011. On live shows in 2010, Admiral Fallow played with King Creosote at the Fence Collective’s Homegame Festival in March, toured the UK in the first 2 weeks of April and supported the Futureheads in Glasgow on 29 April. Summer festivals were good to the band who opened for King Creosote at the Glasgow West End Festival and rocked out at the Wee Chill, Rockness, the Insider festivals and, famously, on the BBC Introducing Stage at T in the Park, from where they got BBC 2 and BBC 3 TV exposure, a live Radio 1 interview with Edith Bowman and a Radio 1 daytime playlisting for “Taste The Coast”. “Absolutely beautiful…great new talent….” Edith Bowman Radio 1 “That is dreamy…really, really nice….” Fearne Cotton Radio 1 On their August 2010 Scottish tour, on consecutive nights, the band played Hometown gigs with King Creosote, Adem and Silver Columns in Anstruther and then in Paisley with Paolo Nutini, the latter broadcast for live transmission on BBC Radio2’s In Concert series. They also filmed a performance of “Subbuteo” on BBC Switch’s “The Cut” Music special, broadcast on BBC Two in August. A small UK tour in September, including 3 dates supporting the Felice Brothers, culminated in a triumphant London show at the Lexington on September 15 attended by the great and the good of the London music industry as well as an ever increasingly swelling fanbase. “The award for the best of the new acts we have seen perform recently goes to Admiral Fallow. Their excellent set at the Lexington had publishers and A&R out in force. We expect them to be huge. Led by the engaging and captivating future star that is frontman Louis Abbott the 6 piece band will soon have the world at their footballing feet” Paul Kramer, The Hit Sheet, September 2010. To round off September the band played an intimate gig at the lovely Loopallu Festival. The first single was “Subbuteo.” On BBC Radio 1’s The Review Show with Edith Bowman on 13 July 2010, guest reviewer Daniel P Carter said of “Subbuteo”……..” I bought this and listened to it 7 times in a row on the underground on my way here….its so good, so dark, so beautiful…there’s a Nick Drake feel to the guitar playing, the lyrics are really real – really amazing… ” “I really love this band. I think they’re great” Guy Garvey, Elbow, BBC 6Music With the renowned Blair McDonald of Nettwerk Publishing joining booking agent Ross Morrison of Primary Talent International aboard the good ship, and with PR from Devil PR and Radio representation from Rob Lynch at Airplayer hoving in to view, Admiral Fallow are ready to move their development to the next stage. The Frightened Rabbit support shows over the13 date tour of UK and Ireland had sold out shows in December at London, Dublin and the Glasgow Barrowlands (twice). Following this, in 2011 Admiral Fallow will undertake a headline tour of the UK in February and March 28-Feb-11 SCO EDINBURGH SNEAKY PETES 01-Mar-11 SCO ABERDEEN LEMON TREE 02-Mar-11 SCO GLASGOW ARCHES 03-Mar-11 04-Mar-11 05-Mar-11 UK LEEDS NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS 06-Mar-11 UK NEWCASTLE THE CLUNY 07-Mar-11 UK SHEFFIELD THE FORUM 08-Mar-11 UK MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE 09-Mar-11 UK LONDON LEXINGTON 10-Mar-11 UK BIRMINGHAM HARE & HOUND 11-Mar-11 12-Mar-11 UK NOTTS BODEGA 13-Mar-11 UK BRI

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