Guildford based songwriter Annabel Allum releases her first snarling single of 2018 Beat the Birds
Photo Credit: Lieven Bulckens
Annabel Allum ~ Beat the Birds
“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
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.
“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 is 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.
Liam Corneloues on bass and Emma Hiley on drums complete Annabel’s trusty band, prepped to deliver fiery sets across the UK and Germany in early February, climaxing with her biggest headline show to date at London’s Camden Assembly on Feb 6th.
Beat the Birds was produced by Adrian Hall (Goldfrapp, Du Blonde, Anna Calvi) and is being released by London indie label Killing Moon Records on 25th January.
2/2 – Leicester – The Soundhouse
3/2 Berlin – Monarch
4/2 Dusseldorf – The Tube
6/2 London – Camden Assembly