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My Favourite Album - Annabel Whittle

Posted on Wednesday 29th July 2020 at 15:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell



Our never-ending quest to compile the perfect record collection continues with the My Favourite Album blog and this week we are hearing from Annabel Whittle – drummer from rising stars LIME GARDEN!


Channelling 60’s surf pop and infusing infectious riffs with riot grrl attitude; LIME GARDEN met as students at music college and the Brighton based band are already attracting the favour of the tastemakers with their killer single ‘Surf N Turf’ benefitted from some serious airplay on 6Music.


Since then, they've dropped even more killer tracks, including latest offering "Bitter" which dropped just last week. The collossal anthem they needed to take them to the next level, its mix of razor sharp guitars and woozy vocals is guarenteed to satisfy.


And now, they hit the road in support of premiere London based post punks Heartworms before playing their very own huge headline show at cool venue The Lexington. Grab your tickets for Lime Garden HERE.





What Is It?


White Men Are Black Men Too’ by Young Fathers



When Was It Released?


2015, so when I was 15.



Where Did You First Hear It?


I heard it a couple of years after it was released. One of the songs was in Trainspotting 2, and being from Edinburgh, I guess I always associated it with Scotland. I moved to England shortly afterwards and I guess it kind of summed up the feelings of moving away, and also how much I realised I valued where I was from after moving to a shitty English town. I’m very lucky to have lived in pretty amazing city, and this album sort embodies growing up there for me.



What Does It Mean To You?


I’m still yet to find anything similar to their music or anything that manages to capture that nostalgia but also looking forward, if that makes sense? Its super emotional but also makes you want to get up and do something. Blends anger and inspiration really well. It’s also still so relevant. The band are outspoken about the right issues for a reason, and I have huge respect for them for saying it how it is.



Talk Us Through Your Favourite Songs And Lyrics On The Album

Probably ‘Dare Me’, ‘27’ and ‘Nest’. The lyrics of ‘Dare Me’ are super relevant now and very powerful. ‘Nest’ reminds me of my first serious relationship, guess I must have been listening to it non-stop around that time, so it’s one of those songs that sounds like that feeling even though I’m not too sure that’s what the lyrics are about...

Anything Else You Want To Add?


I saw them at the O2 in Brixton a couple of Christmases ago with a friend and I think we were the only people dancing, but it was one of the best gigs I’ve been to. Wish I could relive it. It was immense in a venue that size.



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