When we listened to the Surrey [UK] songwriter ANNABEL ALLUM recently released single “Eat Greens” we thought it was energetic, fuzzalicous and fully abrasive without getting scummy.
Having supported acts such as Big Deal and Blaenavon over the past twelve months, and following amazing sets at The Great Escape and Live at Leeds, Annabel’s live reputation has continued to blossom.
We had a listen to the new EP “All That For What” to be released next week by the Guildford musician.
The EP starts with the grumbling, glam-tinged, slightly post-apocalyptic fuzz of Rich Backgrounds.
This is a dark, proto-punk number with groovy blues feel and that ever-mirthless, slur-filled voice.
It’s not too bleak to dance along to, but bleak enough.
Picture on Picture is like an inkblot soaking into a paper bag that hangs on a tumbledown lychgate. In other words it’s a disintegrating, crumbling joy. A Gothic rock discord, powerfully evoked.
Annabel will be launching her new EP with a show at the Shacklewell Arms in London on 5th July.
Words: @neilmach 2017 ©