Vancouver’s Jeremy Allingham pumps out the anthems on new album ‘Run Wild’
Despite what you may have heard…guitar music is still a thing and rock is not dead. =) And Jeremy Allingham proves that emphatically on his new album, Run Wild.
On Run Wild, the rock ‘n roll’s just the way it’s supposed to be: the riffs are loud, the lead lines soar, the drums are thunderous and Allingham leaves nothing behind with his powerfully raw vocal performances.
The stalwart Vancouver artist pumps out anthem after anthem, from the life-affirming title track to the electrifying nostalgia of ‘Wasted Too Long’. Run Wild hits full-throttle right out of the gates, launching into five-straight barnburners, slowing only for ‘Dylan’s Shades’, an homage to 60’s era art rock and a love letter to his daughter on ‘Cowgirl’.
Once again working with award-winning Vancouver producer Jesse Gander (Japandroids, Pack AD) at Raincity Recorders, Allingham shook up his approach to this latest record. Usually fastidiously prepared for recording sessions, this time he opted to keep things loose.
“This was by far the least prepared I’ve ever been for a session, and that was done intentionally,” Allingham says.
“It really worked in our favour. There were so many magical moments of inspiration and collaboration that couldn’t have been captured had the songs and the accompaniments been fully formed.”
Allingham’s Vancouver roots shine through on this record. On ‘Feel the Burn’, he tackles the city’s affordability crisis, and one of its best-known characters:
“Well I ain’t got a million / And you ain’t got two / Bob Rennie says we’re gonna have to move.”
And all bitching about housing prices aside, Vancouver can still be pretty dang swell. On ‘Walk Away’, Allingham dreams about a beer and a dog with his main squeeze under sunny skies at Nat Bailey stadium:
“Fireworks seem to be exploding daily / Let’s catch a game together down at Nat Bailey / I got Chef Wasabi in the sushi race / What I’d give to see that look on your face”
Jeremy’s most recent career highlights include playing the legendary Commodore Ballroom, being featured in the Georgia Straight’s What’s In Your Fridge, having his previous record ‘Memory Electric’ chart on college radio coast-to-coast, and playing a benefit show that raised thousands of dollars to fight the opioid crisis in Vancouver.
A two-time nominee at the Fraser Valley Music Awards, Allingham draws his deepest musical influence from Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, JJ Cale, Neil Young, Jim James, Jason Isbell, Pearl Jam, Rancid, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and many more.
Jeremy’s full-length album Run Wild will be released April 20th, 2018. A string of shows supporting the album start in April and run through the spring.
Shows in support of Run Wild
April 6th – Kelowna, B.C. @ Doc Willoughby’s
April 7th – Nelson, B.C. @ The Royal on Baker
April 21st – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Fox Cabaret*
May 26th – Squamish, B.C. @ Howe Sound Brewing
June 8th – TBA
June 9th – Vernon, B.C. @ Record City
June 22nd – Langley, B.C. @ Water Shed Arts Café
* with guests Lady Mystics & Old Soul Rebel
What folks are saying about Jeremy Allingham
“Jeremy Allingham carves out his own space amongst rock’s greats…” -Exclaim! Magazine
“A growing name in the worlds of journalism and music, Allingham is one to watch.” –The Daily Hive
“Watch for Vancouver’s Jeremy Allingham’s star to rise…”-Todd Hancock, TODDCast Podcast