Based between Surrey and London, Annabel Allum makes catchy rock with a gnarly underbelly. Her latest single, ‘Sofa song’, is an indie-rock delight, complete with heavy bass lines and angular guitar sounds; caught somewhere between the chirpiness of modern American indie and the moodiness of ’90s grunge.
The lyrics are relatable too, with Allum looking back to when she first started out as a musician, running away to the city with big dreams and little money: “Sofa song is about being skint as hell, yet deciding to move to another city and chase your dreams. I literally had nothing, my flat was bare and I could barely afford to eat. All I had really was my guitar and I jokingly wrote this tune. It’s about having a whole chunk of space, physically & mentally.”
Listen to the killer track below.
If you like what you hear, make sure to catch Allum during one of her headline shows around the UK this October. Dates below.
9th – Think Tank Underground – Newcastle
10th – Night & Day – Manchester
13th – Crofters Rights – Bristol
15th – Sticky Mikes – Brighton
16th – The Shed (Vault Stage) – Leicester
18th – The Hifi Club – Leeds
19th – Cuban Embassy – Birmingham
29th – Studio 2 – Liverpool