Emerging from the thriving nu-folk scene of the late noughties, Admiral Fallow are a fiercely proud Scottish six-piece influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, and Rufus Wainwright. Lead singer Louis Abbott, clarinetist Kevin Brolly, flutist Sarah Hayes, double bassist Joseph Rattray, guitarist Tom Stearn, and drummer Philip Hague formed the band, originally named Brother Louis Collective, while studying in Glasgow in 2007. Championed by Fyfe Dangerfield from the offset, they were invited to open for the Guillemots’ Scottish tour soon after, before signing to indie label Lo-Five Records. After headlining the Sunday night T-Break stage at 2009’s T in the Park and supporting the Futureheads, Paolo Nutini, and King Creosote, they released their debut single, “These Barren Years,” and followed it up a year later with parent album Boots Met My Face, which was produced by former Delgados drummer Paul Savage.