11 November 2013
The Grace Darling Hotel
Guest Of The Government, Brother, Old Fools
When Large Noises was born, Scottish 5-piece Admiral Fallow featured on our Top 10 wish list of acts we’d like to film. We’re all about music that pulls the heart strings, and Admiral Fallow have that down to a fine art.
The band came storming into our ears with their emotion fuelled song ‘Squealing Pigs‘ off their 2010 album ‘Boots Met My Face.’ Despite the album being released some three years ago, it’s still regularly on repeat at Large Noises HQ.
Earlier this year, Admiral Fallow visited Australia in support of fellow Scots Frightened Rabbit – playing sold out shows and gaining exposure to some diehard fans, as well as a new audience of excited Australians. We organised a free secret show at The Grace Darling Hotel with local gem Hayden Calnin supporting. We filmed parts of the gig and will be releasing the sequence of videos starting now, to celebrate the band returning to Australia.
The first video we’re releasing is ‘Guest Of The Government’ off their second album ‘Tree Bursts Into Snow‘ which was shortlisted for ‘Scottish Album of the Year Award’ just after their last visit to Australia this year. We’re beyond excited to have the band back this week for AWME – playing Ding Dong Lounge on Friday 15 November and the APRA Outdoor Stage at the Arts Centre on Saturday 16 November.
Described as orchestral folk pop, the band are recognised for the lovely combination of male/female vocalists Louis Abbott and Sarah Hayes – blended with a variety of instruments from clarinet, flute, accordion and the usuals – guitars, keys, bass and drums met with powerful lyrics and expression. This talented bunch have toured extensively – gaining huge exposure in the US after showcasing at SXSW as well as playing renowned festivals like Glastonbury, T in the Park, End of the Road, Latitude and several more.
After their shows in Melbourne, the band head home to create album number three. You can access an exclusive free download of 2x songs at http://www.gum.co/admiralfallow (Australia only).
Friday 15 November 2013 – Ding Dong Lounge (AWME) – Get tickets!
Saturday 16 November 2013 – APRA Outdoor Stage – Arts Centre (AWME)
Sunday 17 November 2013 – The Evenlyn w Timberwolf – Get tickets!
Monday 18 November 2013 – Grumpy’s Green (FREE)
Words by Charlotte Abroms.