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Annabel Allum – ‘Absent’ EP review


Having played the Great Escape, gained exposure from the likes of GoldFlakePaint and supported the likes of Weyes Blood, things have been getting better and better for Annabel Allum. Now she’s joined forces with Propriety Records (a creative collaboration between Thom Ashworth, who you’ll know from Our Lost Infantry, and Death of the Blogger/itoldyouiwouldeatyou’s Ollie…

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Exclusive: Annabel Allum/itoldyouiwouldeatyou – ‘We Have Not Panned Out’ EP review and stream


A split EP between two very talented songwriters from our local area, ‘We Have Not Panned Out’ features two songs from Our Lost Infantry bass player Joey Ashworth’s itoldyouiwouldeatyou project and two from Guildford’s Annabel Allum. Released by our friends at Rose Coloured in a very limited edition run, the acts promised plenty of sadness…

The Cottonettes – ‘Call Me’ stream


Guildford’s finest purveyors of three-minute indie-pop songs, The Cottonettes have shared their new single ‘Call Me’ – and it might just be their best song yet. Recorded by Paul Tipler (who counts Reuben and Idlewild among his previous clients), the brash and confident song is described by the band as an ‘upbeat ditty about an…

Uncle Luc – Owner of the Loneliest Song


Uncle Luc, the former Stagecoach frontman Luke Barham, has returned with a short film about the recording of his much-anticipated debut album, his favourite artists and influences, his hopes and much more. Featuring three acoustic performances of ‘Owner of the Loneliest Song’, ‘Farewell Monsoon’ and ‘I Write’, the film offers a delightfully personal insight into…

Dragons that Make Love to Pandas – Roundabouts


Long-time favourites of Spectral Nights, Guildford three-piece Dragons that Make Love to Pandas finally release their new EP ‘Roundabouts’ via Bandcamp. With a CD available for just £2.50, the five tracks find the trio making huge strides forward and fulfilling the potential their early releases showed. Recorded at Opus Studios by Thom Ashworth from Our…

Autumn gigs preview


As soon as the sun sets on Reading Festival, ArcTanGent and Bestival, it’s time to think about the cold and dark nights when gig season gets back into full swing. The likes of Frightened Rabbit and Everything Everything (with Dutch Uncles in support) will be playing throughout the country, while there are also some tremendous…