Mid-week gigs are like a hidden rebellious agenda against the socially acceptable norm for adult life and we love to participate in it once in a while. British singer-songwriter, Annabel Allum’s headline show at Camden Assembly in London was the reason of our latest venture.
Support for the night came from three various kind of acts so everyone could find something to fancy: Joe Booley and his guitar kicked off with emotional ballads followed by up-tempo folky music from Me and the Moon (for fans of Echosmith) then Ginger Snaps threw the type of rock and roll show that considered to be memorable from an opening act.
Headliner Annabel Allum took the stage shortly after 9PM with a full band setup. Her brooding live vocals and the raw energy present on stage were the key factors of the roughly one hour long performance. Since this being the kind of grungey indie music that is enjoyed best in such intimate settings, the meaning of the songs hit the mark just right. The likes of “Beat The Birds” and “Picture on Picture” filled the surroundings with melancholic trance, which was mostly the overall essence of the performance along with some lighthearted banter. The highest point of energy came with “Rich Backgrounds” that allowed Allum to show an angrier side as well – which we hopefully will get to see more of in the future.
Take visual tour of Annabel Allum’s performance below!