The first reaction you have to Tree Bursts In Snow
might be, "There's no way this is only their second album." A mature poetic voice, pop harmonies, and orchestral arrangements add up to a more polished sound than most groups' third or fourth record. This Scottish band formed in 2007 and, in addition to recording their successful debut, Boots Met My Face
, has been touring tirelessly, from festivals to homeless shelters. All that experience has certainly paid off, because Admiral Fallow has it down
. With his sophomore album, songwriter and frontman Louis Abbott weaves together a grim but gorgeous picture of the human condition: bar fights fleshing out childhood insecurities, the silent suffering of abused trees, the struggle of putting faith in poetry, and self-loathing after infidelity are just a few snapshots from Admiral Fallow's intimate diary of heartache.