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I'm extremely proud to present to you my debut full-length solo album, MEMORY ELECTRIC. It's been a long time coming. This collection of ten songs was built on hardwork and sacrifice, but also (and most importantly) laughter, joy, togetherness and love.
I would sincerely appreciate you giving this baby a listen. It's premiering exclusively on Exclaim! right now.
An excerpt from the write up:
"Memory Electric brings together Allingham's talents as both a musician and a journalist, focusing on the two professions' common thread: storytelling. On the new record, he captures universal experiences like striving to belong, growing up, loving and losing love — though he doesn't shy away from getting political on certain songs, either. "Money Gods" shares the story of concerned citizens facing off against corporate oil giants, while "The Brinkmen" hears him waxing poetic on the uphill fight against climate change.
Drawing on classic musical reference points ranging from Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young to Radiohead and Ryan Adams, Allingham manages to carve out a space for his songs that is all his own."
Tickets to my March 18th album release show at The Biltmore Cabaret are now available at some of Vancouver's finest record stores. Thanks to Neptoon Records and Red Cat Records for their continued support of Vancouver's local music scene. We sincerely appreciate it! Go get those tickets and support your local record store!!
The Allingham family up and moved north east this past week. All the way from beautiful Mount Pleasant, to the lovely north end of Commercial Drive. It's been a bit of a bumpy road! During the move from our apartment, our TV, mirror and table were stolen (most likely by one of our 5th floor neighbours!). When we arrived at our new place, neither the couch, nor the entertainment unit would fit up the narrow stairs. That unit was where I kept the vinyl, man! And then, on our 4th night in the new place, our parkade, car and storage locker were broken into by some rude dickheads. For a day or so there we were feeling like maybe we aren't supposed to be here...in this house, in this neighbourhood...but now that we've had some time to settle down and shake it off, we're starting to feel the Commercial vibe.
And now, it's the final road to the release of my debut full-length solo record, "Memory Electric". I've worked long and hard on this thing and I'm super excited to begin to share it with you. Here is the album cover. It's a 10-song album that I'll be releasing at the Biltmore Cabaret on Friday, March 18th. The album artwork was designed by my great friend, Jeff Griffiths.