Guildford songwriter Annabel Allum shares video for boisterous new single ‘RASCAL’
Out now via Killing Moon Records
Photo Credit: Lieven Bulckens
Annabel Allum ~ RASCAL
“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 — “Allum is as sure a thing as you can count on in this age of uncertainty” Tiny Mix Tapes — “Allum’s got a bit of a Kurt Cobain/early PJ Harvey thing going on which we love” The Independent
Guildford-based Annabel Allum shares the video for boisterous new single RASCAL, fresh from being announced on the lineup for BBC Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend next month alongside the likes of Boy Azooga, Isaac Gracie and Sea Girls.
Her second offering of the year following acclaimed January release Beat The Birds and critically successful 2017 EP All That For What, RASCAL sees Allum ooze charisma and once more showcase her ability to marry folk-style storytelling with snarling, fuzzy indie licks.
“RASCAL pinpoints a phase in time when it felt like no matter what I was doing, it wouldn’t be right”. Allum says, “Trying to look after myself, the people close to me, the people around me, and never finding a balance in any of it. I would either give too much or nothing at all. I still do that. It’s quite a sad song. Self-scrutiny, really. I guess I’m just still learning that it’s okay to not be able to please everything all the time”.
Backed across tastemaker platforms as one of the most vitally sarcastic voices in the indie scene, praise has come from key press voices in FADER, DIY, The Independent and The Line of Best Fit as well as on the airwaves in the form of Huw Stephens at BBC Radio 1 (Introducing Track of the Week) alongside 6 Music and Radio X.
Building on this buzz, Annabel has performed a number of prestigious slots in the last twelve months, culminating in supporting the iconic Beth Ditto across her UK/EU tour at the back end of 2018, 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, whilst a fiery performance at her biggest headline show to date at London’s Camden Assembly in February signalled a real statement of intent.
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 raucous sets throughout the festival circuit in the UK and Europe this summer with slots at Reading Festival, The Great Escape and Boardmasters all lined up.
RASCAL was produced by Adrian Hall (Goldfrapp, Du Blonde, Anna Calvi) and is out now via London indie label Killing Moon Records.
7th – THE CASTLE – MANCHESTER +
8th – LEXINGTON – LONDON +
11th – LOUISIANA – BRISTOL +
16th – CLWB IFOR BACH – CARDIFF +
18th – THE HUB – BRIGHTON
19th – THE GREAT ESCAPE – BRIGHTON
26th – BBC RADIO 1 BIGGEST WEEKEND – SWANSEA
21st – WESTIVAL – ALDERSHOT
27th – SIREN FESTIVAL – VASTO – ITALY
10th – BOARDMASTERS – NEWQUAY
24th – READING FESTIVAL – READING
(+ = supporting Stella Donnelly)
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