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THE DEBUT EP

FALL 2022

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PAPER MASKS

DD Allen - I See You in the Dark cover art

I SEE YOU IN THE DARK

DD Allen - Seattle Lights cover art

SEATTLE LIGHTS

DD Allen - Bad Love cover art

BAD LOVE (EP)

DD Allen - Rebecca's Curse cover art

REBECCA'S CURSE

DD Allen - Just Like the Old Days cover art

JUST LIKE THE OLD DAYS

DD Allen - Never Felt so Far from You cover art

NEVER FELT SO FAR FROM YOU

PAPER MASKS - (LIVE AT ABSOLUTE MUSIC)

PAPER MASKS

I SEE YOU IN THE DARK

REBECCA'S CURSE

SHOW ME A LITTLE MERCY

HOLBORN AVENUE

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Tour

  • 09

    July, 2022

    Icebreaker Festival

    Hallan, WYSE, DD Allen, Luna Blue, Hawxx, Happy Science, Maple Sky + many more

    Southsea

    Doors: 11:00 am

  • 30

    July, 2022

    Gosport Waterfront Festival

    East 17, Kule T, Pioneers, D Allen, Zed Zeppelin, Demure, Harddrive 80s, T.S & The Young Blades, Steph, Rhythm City

    Walpole Park, Gosport

    Doors: 6:30 pm

  • 10

    February, 2022

    Lighthouse Theatre | Live & Unheard

    DD Allen plus special guests State of Undress and Rich Atkinson

    Poole, BH15 1UG

    Doors: 6:30 pm

  • 24

    September, 2021

    Madding Crowd | Student Welcome Fest

    DD Allen (Headline) + Mikey Ball & The Company + MC Allstars (Session musicians from Rag 'n Bone Man, The Hoosiers, Eminem, Birdie, Rhianna)

    Bournemouth, BH2 5LP

    Doors: 6:30 pm


About

“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 and 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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