Guildford-based Annabel Allum launches into 2018 with new single Beat the Birds. By turns invigoratingly caustic and charmingly lackadaisical, Annabel’s first release since the acclaimed All That For What EP came out last year is further evidence of her ability to marry folk-style storytelling with snarling fuzzy indie.
+ New video premiered via Earmilk
+ Single released via Killing Moon on 25th February 2018
+ Supported by The Fader, DIY, Earmilk, Wonderland, The Line of Best Fit and MORE!
+ Radio plays on BBC R1, BBC6 Music, Radio X & Amazing Radio
“Allum’s magnetism is too unique to be compared” Earmilk
“Raucous, tongue-in-cheek… a rock smash filled with grit” The FADER
“Courtney Barnett on a Kill Bill style vengeance mission” DIY
“Dripping with sarcasm and bite” The Line of Best Fit
“I wrote Beat the Birds during a heightened temerarious period of my life.” Allum says, “Riding on moments and not consequences, feeling and not thinking. The story of youthful, reckless abandon, morning after morning after morning.“
Backed across tastemaker platforms as one of the most vitally sarcastic voices in the indie scene, acclaim has come from key press voices in FADER, DIY and The Line of Best Fit as well as on the air-waves in the form of Huw Stephens at BBC Radio 1 alongside 6Music and Radio X.
Building on this buzz, Annabel has performed a number of prestigious slots in the past few months, culminating in supporting the iconic Beth Ditto across her UK/EU tour at the back end of last year, as well as sharing the stage with Nadine Shah, Blaenavon and more. Sets at The Great Escape, Live at Leeds and SXSW last year brought her to wider international attention, and this spring she will be once again taking in the bright lights of Austin for SXSW 2018.
Alongside the striking sonic aesthetic of her music, her original look and self-styling has led to endorsements from Bastian Classics, Cheap Monday and various other indie clothing brands.
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