Jeremy Allingham put out plenty of music with Like a Martyr and Factories & Alleyways before branching out for a solo EP back in 2014. Now, the Vancouver singer-songwriter is set to deliver the debut full-length under his own name, and Exclaim! is giving you the first listen.
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.
Memory Electric arrives on March 18, but you can give it an early listen right now in the player below.
03/18 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
05/06 Vancouver, BC – Skinny Fat Jack's
05/07 Saltspring Island, BC – Moby's
05/13 Sunshine Coast, BC – Roberts Creek Legion
05/14 Squamish, BC – Howe Sound Brewing
06/28 Rocky Mountain House, AB –Frog Fest