Vic returns with his recommendation for the Scottish international gig of the month and it’s a cracker. Next Friday night Admiral Fallow will support Franz Ferdinand at the Winterthurer Musikfestwochen in Switzerland. Other Scottish bands on tour outside the UK right now include Django Django, Mogwai and Rod Stewart. 


Admiral Fallow at Winterthurer Musikfestwochen by Vic Galloway

The fastest rising band in Scotland right now, following firmly in the footsteps of their good friends Frightened Rabbit, Admiral Fallow are incredibly hard-working and deserving of the hype and plaudits laid upon them, in my humble opinion – the proof being, I play them continually and invite them in for LIVE sessions on my BBC Radio Scotland show!

Their anthemic, singalong choruses and scathing, personal vignettes are backed by a supreme musicianship and a professionalism that transfers to their arrangements and recordings. With two excellent albums under their belt in ‘Boots Met my Face’ and the slightly more positive-sounding ‘Tree Bursts in Snow’, frontman, singer and song-writer Louis Abbot is an inspired individual who connects with an audience both on record and in the live arena.

Already making inroads into the USA with a recent signing to Nettwerk, they are winning hearts and minds across the UK and Europe. With a band like this you can see and hear the crossover potential, with hipsters alongside more mainstream fans enjoying their indie-folk-pop melange.

If you want a more gritty and dynamic Mumford & Sons, with better tunes and more attitude, you should look no further than these guys. Scotland’s going wild for them, and with an opportunity to support fellow countrymen Franz Ferdinand, I’m sure Switzerland will lap them up also. Good luck to Admiral Fallow and whoever sails with them!

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Admiral Fallow – T in the Park 2012 highlights


Admiral Fallow – Guest of the Government




Scotland on Tour this month


Photo Credit: TolboothStirling