Whether side-stepping rogue rabbit holes in the fields of Guildford’s Pewley Down, exercising her natural curiosity with a stroll along the canal banks of the River Wey or zipping through Austin, Texas on a scooter, ready to wreak havoc on SXSW with her bandmates beside her; the world of Annabel Allum is a Wonderland of magnificent contradictions.
At her most visceral, Annabel is a troubadour for the millennial age, with vitriolic explosions of ferociously grungy guitar and gut-wrenching honesty, deftly attuned to observations of what lies beyond her Lennon-framed lenses. When contemplative, Annabel is an astute poet; praised as much for her words, as for her imagination and sensitivity - a DIY artist in the truest sense.
Long marked out as one to watch, the swell of praise for Annabel Allum from all corners is resounding. Long-time championed by BBC Radio 1, she’s made the daytime playlist, had a live session at the iconic Maida Vale studios as well as performing on their SXSW stage, a festival which she’s now taken by storm twice. Other notable shows include a dream-come-true emotional performance at Reading festival, as well as The Great Escape; tours with Nadine Shah, Sleeper and Beth Ditto have been the perfect way to cut her teeth in the presence of esteemed artists.
"A real DIY artist" - Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
"Beautiful and edgy at the same time" - NME
"a strong talent for songwriting" - The Independent
"Skewing indie on its head" - BBC Radio 6 Music
“Courtney Barnett on a Kill Bill style vengeance mission” - DIY
"Raucous and bold" - Wonderland Magazine
"Formidable, Ferocious, Fantastic!" - Gordon Smart, XFm
"Retro rock from a fierce female" - EARMILK
"Dripping with sarcasm and bite" - The Line Of Best Fit
"Effortlessly cool." - John Kennedy, XFm
"A songwriter more than worthy of your attention." - CLASH Magazine
"One of the UK’s leading singer-songwriters." - DrunkenWerewolf
"Allum has created a sound defiantly honest..” - Gold Flake Paint
"Fast becoming a torch-bearer for the ‘alternative’ generation." - Amazing Radio
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