Words by: Samuel Gould
It’s the debut release from Coventry’s four piece celtic-rock band, The Fallows, after gaining a great public interest from all over the UK. Since forming in 2010, they have gigged at festivals all across the country, where they have attracted an ever-growing fan base. They even hosted their own stage at the Godiva Festival in their hometown, while being supported by the BBC in the West Midlands. With a slight reminder of the Mumford and Sons, it was interesting to see what this band would have to offer.
We Are the Hunted defines the album in it’s entirety from the word go, filled with a flowing bass line and topped with perfect harmonies. There is a slight element of rock throughout the album which adds a certain kick to the music, while the steady use of violin keeps the folk background in the foreground. Following is When The Sun Goes Down, another fast paced song with so much to listen out for, and a really creative emotion embedded within it. A quiet piano adds an almost bluesy touch to the song which explores so many dynamics. The lyrics are sung with ease and are a great mood lifter, as with One by One.
We then make our way to the official single form the album, Front Row. It was released on Monday 27th August, a week ahead of the album, Front Row is another fast paced and cleverly written song with tonnes of passion thrown into the lyrics. It’s energetic and full of life, with even more hidden rock routes underlining the pace of the beat. The use of instruments throughout are explicit and adventurous – possibly an adventure well paid off.
As to my expectations, the vocal’s are beautifully raw and draw me back to the album every time I feel separated form it. While this album is not something I may chose to listen to, Front Row is an excellent song to break the ice with and is slowly becoming a new favorite.