Allen emerged on the local scene in 2014 and quickly found an unlikely ally in James Blunt who hailed the singer as “An exciting cross between Jake Bugg and Neil Young with a great deal of honesty in his lyrics”. Media plaudits followed his debut single with Louder Than War quoting, “Think Dylan, think Neil Young, DD Allen really is that good”.
Teaming up with music producer Mark Tucker (Jethro Tull, PJ Harvey), the south coast born and bred rock troubadour is about to unveil the next chapter of his music — inspired by the rawness of ‘Exile on Main Street’ and the relatability of heartland rock’s most excellent including Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.
Allen is predictably excited about the forthcoming July release: “I’m just a modern day soul-searcher dancing on the contemporary side of rock and roll”, he claims. “I think I’ve found my true sound. It’s raw, it’s honest, and it rocks.”