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“Something stopped me in school a little. Anything that I’m not interested in, I can't even feign interest.” - Quinten Tarantino
From childhood tragedy, anti-school rebellion, to storytelling troubadour, DD Allen's journey is an emotionally-fuelled challenge of determination over defeat.
You can feel it in the music. A shyness and vulnerability that hints at a need to find solace in the soul of the songs.
His sound is a contemporary antithesis of any known genre. But you’ll hear influences from The War on Drugs, Sam Fender, early Springsteen, Dylan and Neil Young.
And the songwriting dials in the attention: fervour-filled stories of people, places, and things that seem so relevant to the world we live in.
If there’s a story behind a face, then DD Allen is likely to discover it. He writes passionately about romances, friendships, fakers, takers, and people prepared to do whatever it takes.
Bursting onto the music scene with a support slot for James Blunt, DD Allen’s rousing live performances quickly led to sold-out shows, a string of UK festival appearances, and a 2019 European support for LA-based Vintage Trouble.
“There’s something exciting about the music of DD Allen — sort of a cross between Jake Bugg and Neil Young with a great deal of honesty in his lyrics” claims Blunt.
But it’s the promise of what’s to come that’s exciting fans the most. An incredible array of unreleased demo material waiting to fulfil its potential and be shared with the world.
Self-built and self-funded, DD Allen engages a growing fanbase with his deeply personal ‘music for thinkers’. He is currently recording his debut EP, scheduled for release in October 2022.
"DD Allen is making the kind of music deserving of any main stage at any of the top festivals. He's a huge talent. Awesome voice and a great songwriter. I'm anticipating big things."
Matt Spracklen (TV Judge, BBC1 Altogether Now TV, Mainly Music Pod, Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus Ambassador)
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The prize is a heavy-duty real drum skin (20 inches in diameter), custom printed with the DD Allen lipstick peace-sign cover art design.
This is the band's spare drum head. And it’s never been used. Comes with a built-in aluminium rim which makes it perfect to hang on a wall.