No, Admiral Fallow is not the name of an officer in the navy, or Admiral Ackbar's cousin from Star Wars, it's a band. Not only is it a band, but it's an awesome band. Admiral Fallow is based out of Glasgow, Scotland and comprised of five members: Louis Abbott (guitars, singing), Kevin Brolly (clarinet, piano, drum), Phillip Hague (drums), Sarah Hayes (piano, flute, singing), and Joseph Rattray (upright bass).
Now if that eclectic lineup of instruments wasn't enough to tantalize your earbuds (tastebuds in the ear holes), allow me to go on. The group has been writing music together since 2007 when they were originally named Brother Louis Collective. Much like the unique collection of instruments, the style of their songs has a very wide range. One minute you'll be sitting back relaxing to the soothing harmonies of their voices mixed with acoustic guitar, and the next you'll be stomping your foot and singing along. They embrace their Scottish heritage and it shows in their accents and soulful lyrics about true-life experiences that listeners can easily relate to.
They describe themselves as orchestral indie folk-pop and list their influences as Elbow, The Dears, Tom Waits, Low, Nick Cave, Midlake, Fence Records, The Boss, Iron & Wine, Rufus Wainwright, Animal Collective, Radiohead, and Bill Callahan. What I'm saying is their flippin' unique as eff! They're definitely not your typical 'run of the mill' group that sounds like every other group out there. Their new album Boots Met My Face released in June of 2011. Take a listen, you won't regret it.