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ANNABEL ALLUM Shares New Track ‘Rich Backgrounds’

The Guildford based singer-songwriter Annabel unveils rickety new cut Rich Backgrounds.

The single lashes out against privileged in true grunge spirit, contrasting soaring light vocals with raw guitar-sound. A modern blues going for a darker turn as Annabel digs vocally deeper than we’ve previously heard.

Discussing the release, Annabel states:

‘Rich Backgrounds’ was the easiest track to write on the EP. It came out in one, which rarely happens for me. It started out as an alcohol-induced jam, it was kind of sarcastic but then I started to find a lot of enjoyment out of playing it. It’s not necessarily ragging on rich people, but more rich attitudes. I wanted to bring those kids back down to earth a bit – yes you may have all the materialistic un-necessities, but do you have all the un-materialistic necessities? Stripped bare, could you survive? Mental demeanour, a slight bitterness and the idea that paper is not truth.

Produced by Adrian Hall (Goldfrapp, Du Blonde, Anna Calvi) Annabel Allum’s Rich Backgrounds is available now on Killing Moon Records.

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Alongside a few UK live dates, Annabel Allum is set to play a few anticipated shows at Austin’s SXSW.


10 – Sofar Sounds, Alternative SXSW, Dallas

14 – Discover Showcase, SXSW, Austin

16 – Flatstock Stage, SXSW, Austin


29 – Live At Leeds


10 – Camberley International Festival