With their live show well-honed and some spectacular new material in the canon - JORDAN ALLEN - return this Autumn with a slew of headline shows both in the UK & internationally for the very first time, PLUS line up some top-tier support dates with old allies.
Following a highly successful festival season which has seen Bolton’s finest gain scores of new fans at the likes of Isle of Wight, Truck Festival, Kendal Calling, Y-Not and more - the indie rock four-piece now look to support Northern buddies The Sherlocks and Brit-Pop bastions The Bluetones at various dates throughout September and October. In addition, the quartet will be making time for their own headline shows as they prepare to embark on a lengthy string of dates leading into the winter months with stops in Manchester, Southampton, London, Liverpool, Birmingham and beyond (full dates outlined below).
The band head into these shows buoyed with the confidence of their most radio-played single to date, ‘Synchronised’ which received coverage and adoration from the likes of Radio X, BBC Introducing, XS Manchester and beyond. Their most ambitious and accomplished outing to date, the track and its accompanying B-side ‘Half Life Lover’, followed hit singles ‘R.O.S.I.E’ and ‘110 Ways’; a sequence of songs demonstrative of a unit who are clearly going from strength to strength.
This UK tour announcement also arrives with the exciting news of Jordan Allen’s first international shows. In a groundbreaking new step forward, the band will be jetting off to Toronto on invitation of Indie Week Canada for a run of shows between 6-11 November in the nation’s capital, cherry-picked for the event on the basis of their electric live reputation that now extends far beyond their native Northwest.
Today, JORDAN ALLEN unveil their first new material of 2018, a single that stakes its place as perhaps their most ambitious and accomplished outing to date: ‘Synchronised’.
“Are we synchronised? Are we hypnotised? By a single point in space and time.” muses Jordan as he embraces his inner Brian Cox and reaches for the heavens with this astronomical and anthemic new single.
With eyes firmly fixed on the horizon, ‘Synchronised’ is a daring departure that sees the Bolton band take a running jump out of their comfort zone and leap with two feet forward into the future.
After a whirlwind of national radio acclaim (Radio X/Virgin Radio/6Music), releasing smash singles ‘R.O.S.I.E’ and ‘110 Ways’, not to mention undertaking a national touring schedule that would see the band sell out headline shows to adoring audiences across country, settling back into the routine of daily life again was never going to be the easiest of tasks. Determined to continue with his studies at University in Leeds, the singer found himself increasingly distracted by the events of the last year, along with the personal issues that had inspired the likes of ‘110 Ways’.
“Moving back to Leeds, I found it quite difficult to start writing again, keeping up with my final year of Uni work, rehearsals, shows and the inevitable nights out took its toll and when I'm not writing, I get quite down. It's the only way I really get my emotion out, I started to miss my Dad, and question if everything was going the way I'd first hoped.”
Whilst ‘R.O.S.I.E.’ had provided the band with one of the most euphoric and emphatically loved sing-a-longs of their catalogue, its breakout success would prove to be something of a blessing and curse. Clouded with with the inevitable writer’s block that so often comes hand-in-hand with distraction and procrastination, Jordan increasingly found himself conflicted with thoughts as to how, and if, the band could possibly better their best.
But in something of eureka moment on route to University one morning, lost deep in thought Jordan would finally hit upon the nugget of wisdom he had been seeking to put him back on track.
“I realised that I wrote my best material when I embraced chaos. I had to forget about everything else, regain my focus and do something that people may not expect from us musically…”
From that moment on, the clouds evaporated and inspiration struck Jordan with a ‘Synchronised’ shaped lightning bolt.
“Synchronised’ was really written about recapturing the passion I felt when I had started to write music when it was the only thing I cared about. Once I had this clear in my head, it came together faster than any song has before. I wrote the lyrics on my way to Uni one day and recorded it singing into my phone along the way. By the time I got in, I couldn't concentrate. I knew I'd written the song I needed, I took it to the band and they all agreed. The passion was back and we knew we'd stepped it up to the next level.”
With its glistening reverb-washed guitars, powerful vocal hooks and introspective lyricism, ‘Synchronised’ is just the latest glorious moment from a band striving to shatter expectations on their route to the big time.
Written by Jordan Allen and recorded at Red City Recordings, Manchester in March 2018, ‘Synchronised’ was produced by David Radahd-Jones. Synchronised was released simultaneously to a new B-Side ‘Half Life Lover’, also available to listen to now at following streaming sites:
Listen to ‘Half Life Lover’ below:
With ‘Synchronised’ sure to be a cornerstone in their always thrilling live set, you can catch Jordan Allen at a slew of newly announced shows for 2018 which include headline shows and a
string of high profile festival appearances:
2018 TOUR DATES
14 Nottingham The Chameleon
15 Liverpool The Zanzibar
16 Sheffield Cafe Totem
22 Isle of Wight Festival
20 Tramlines Sheffield
27 - Kendal Calling
19 - Hardwick Live Festival
31 - Bingley Music Live Festival
Comprising the formidable talents of Danny Quin (Guitar), Kieran Loughran (Bass), Nathan Howard (Drums), and front man Jordan Allen (Guitar, Vocals, this Greater Manchester four piece continue to
surprise and captivate with every radio-storming single and riot-inducing gig fixture they put their name to.
In 2017 alone, the band hurtled through sets at major festivals such as Tramlines, Dot To Dot, Live At Leeds and Isle Of Wight; had a blast on the road with newfound touring buddies The Sherlocks including an incredible performance to a 2500 capacity crowd at Manchester Academy; bothered the airwaves once more with the unleashing of rowdy fan-favourites ‘R.O.S.I.E’ (as produced by David Rahad-Jones) and ‘110 Ways to Make Things Better’ which both tallied up plays on BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 6Music, and Radio X-Posure Playlist as well as being made Mark Richardson’s Record Of The Week on Virgin Radio ; bowled fans new and old over with a 16 date sell-out UK winter headline tour; plus, to cap it off the band were even granted the honour of illuminating the Bolton Christmas Lights.
Propagators of intelligent rock’n’roll with true heart, Jordan Allen are a band you can believe in.