2nd June 2021
“What would you want with someone who’s only in love with the idea of you?”
Chemikal Underground is delighted to announce a brand-new single from Glasgow band Admiral Fallow; their first new recording in six years. The single, Sleepwalking, is taken from their forthcoming new album to be announced later this year.
Tender, deftly arranged and richly detailed, Sleepwalking is a sublime and succinct hymn to new friendship.
Eloquent and melodically irresistible, the song finds Louis Abbott’s sleepy vocal riding above a humid flow of fingerpicked acoustic guitar and tumbling layers of vocals by Sarah Hayes leading to a climactic sunburned synth solo. Shortly before the three-minute mark the group choose to dismantle and rebuild the chorus … and then it’s over.
Sleepwalking is as accomplished as it is economical. The single sees the continuation of Admiral Fallow’s relationship with producer Paul Savage, who worked on the group’s three albums – Boots Met My Face (2010), Tree Bursts In Snow (2012) and Tiny Rewards (2015) – and marks the first chapter in their new alliance with Chemikal Underground, the Glasgow label affiliated with Chem19, the studio in which Sleepwalking was recorded in 2019.
Sleepwalking finds Admiral Fallow’s line-up unchanged from their debut album: Louis Abbott (guitar, vocals), Kevin Brolly (keys, synths, clarinet), Phil Hague (drums), Sarah Hayes (keys, vocals, flute) and Joe Rattray (bass).
Major thanks to Vic Galloway for premiering ‘Sleepwalking’ this evening. You can listen live to the song on BBC Radio Scotland from 8pm tonight. If you can’t make it then listen again here after the show.
The Glasgow-based group head out on a UK tour later this year. See them at the dates below:
Nov 19 – Tolbooth, Stirling
Nov 20 – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Nov 23 – The Cluny, Newcastle
Nov 24 – EBGBs, Liverpool
Nov 25 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Nov 26 – Metronome, Nottingham
Nov 27 – Record Junkee, Sheffield
Nov 28 – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
Nov 30 – Omeara, London
Dec 1 – Fiddlers, Bristol
Dec 2 – Yes (Pink Room), Manchester
Dec 4 – St Luke’s, Glasgow (sold out)
Dec 5 – St Luke’s, Glasgow
But tickets for the shows here.