DD Allen Announces Release Of New Single...
‘Just Like The Old Days’
Teams Up With A-List Team Of Producers On New Record
British singer-songwriter DD Allen has announced the release of his new single ‘Just Like The Old Days’ available to purchase on all major media providers from October 28th. The new single is taken from DD Allen’s forthcoming album due out early 2017.
DD Allen first caught the attention of critics and fans alike when he supported James Blunt on the Bournemouth leg of his 2014 ‘Moon Landing’ arena tour.
Since then DD Allen has been putting the finishing touches on his debut album. On the new record, DD Allen has teamed up with an A-list team including double platinum selling producer / engineer Mike Spink (The 1975, Jake Bugg) and multi Grammy Award winner Andrew Scheps (Adele, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Hozier).
The yet untitled album was inspired by many great artists, including Bob Dylan, who Allen names as his greatest influence. The record also includes a cover version of Dylan’s ‘Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright’.
The new single ‘Just Like The Old Days’ is a melodic mixture of guitar riffs and soulful harmonica, laced with Allen’s signature raw vocals. Anticipation for the new release has met with excitement from fans and critics alike, who have noted Allen’s exceptional songwriting skills and electrifying live performances.
Fans can expect to see DD Allen live later this year, with more information available on his official website.
Emerging artist DD Allen is delighted to announce a collaboration with double platinum selling music Engineer/Producer Mike Spink, who has has worked with the likes of Jake Bugg, The 1975 and The Gaslight Anthem.
Fans are promised a number of bright fresh tracks from DD’s extensive 60-song back catalogue.
Already engaged in pre-production, the team are highly excited about the new material which will hopefully help DD Allen break through into the mainstream.
Spink has taken on the role of plotting a “sonic identity” for the album which will take listeners on a connected journey through the eyes and imagination of a brilliant young songwriter.
“When I listen to the back catalogue I can hear so many ideas and positive things in a lot of these tunes ... some that could be full band arrangements and some more acoustic and stripped back.” Claims Spink.
25-year old DD Allen who hails from Bournemouth in the UK left a promising career as a member of the McLaren P1 build team back in 2013.
He’d started writing songs and quickly became so consumed by the music he knew he had to make a full time commitment.
Live performances at The Larmer Tree Festival, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival and Party In The Park have contributed to a busy schedule which has also seen him support James Blunt on his Moon Landing Tour and even perform for UN General Secretary Ban-ki Moon.
Entering the studio with producer Mike Spink has proved a revelation for the youngster:
“It’s wonderful that someone who has worked with so many successful acts believes in my music and Mike is helping me reach a new level.” Claims DD.
“It’s so exciting for everyone involved in the project and that includes my producer, my band, management, our fledgling label and of course the fans that inspire me to write and perform.”
Drew Allen is pleased to announce The Green Room Sessions will be out on October 2nd 2015 as a double-a-side single. The release marks a new progression in Drew's musical direction with a gloriously gutsy and ridiculously catchy blues, country and folk infused rock sound. Inspired by working with a new band and professional music producer Mark Tucker (Jethro Tull, Portishead, Fairport Convention).
The Green Room Sessions sets the foundation for a brand new album project which is rumoured to feature new arrangements of songs featured on the 2013 debut album 'Sydney Afternoon'. 3rd Time Prosprous, The Deal and Simply Riding The Storm are likely to feature along side previously unrecorded songs including Wonder Road and The Troubadour. There is also a planned treat for Bob Dylan fans.