Review of Face the Wolves the Debut Album from The Fallows
We love getting our hands on new music here at Music Eyz. There is nothing better than bringing our lovely readers something new or somebody they just may not be aware of. Well this kind of fits in to that category. We have been following The Fallows for a little while now and picking up that they are starting to get a bit of a following. I think this has coincided with the label deciding to put their debut album ‘Face The Wolves’ out there now.
Now The Fallows are a difficult one to Pigeon Hole in terms of genre. The sound is definitely the current cool type of folk music out there, but it definitely has elements of a rock influence. The Coventry band who started as a threepiece, but are now four, count influences from The Fleet Foxes through to Bob Dylan, on hearing the album you can definitely pick those up.
The sound feels very current and definitely playing to the strengths the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club and Mumford and Sons have brought to contemporary music. The album also lends itself to outdoor listening, we can envisage them playing festivals and outdoor venues and even sing along moments with your friends.
Opening tracks ‘We Are The Hunted’ and ‘When The Sun Goes Down’ are brilliant. The composition in the music is first class and the vocals while simple are delivered brilliantly by Ross Darby. ‘Annency’ though feels like the track which really underpins who The Fallows really are. It just oozes the modern folk flavour whilst defiantly keeping a rock twist to it. Should it work? Doesn’t sound like it should, but it does.
The whole album is really clean and easy to listen to. It depicts a wholesome almost rural way of living and is definitely a radio friendly album from start to finish. Hopefully that means it will get some backing and you should be hearing The Fallows name a lot more regularly.
So if you like folk or you like a good knees up, have a listen to the album which is due to be released on 3rd September. In the meantime check out a performance from The Fallows at their album launch party.