Following a rapturously received set at this year’s Dot To Dot Festival and following recent track Too Much Too Soon, Bolton’s venerated indie laureate and Greater Manchester’s most likely – Jordan Allen – now are set to perform at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge.
With fans struggling to pile into a packed-out set at The Castle Hotel at this year’s Dot To Dot Festival, word has since spread like wildfire about this quickly ascending outfit. Looking to meet fast growing demand to catch the fledgling four piece live, the band will play a headline show at celebrated indie hideout The Ruby Lounge, their biggest headline show to date, on 20 August 2016, after recent local shows at Hogarths in Bolton (30 July) and Rabbits in Horwich (12 August).
The gig also comes after the band announced that they will be performing at Reading and Leeds Festival 2016, having been hand picked for a slot on the BBC Introducing Stage by Huw Stephens.
Part of a bundle of wall-to-wall bangers recorded in Peter Gabriel’s highly-conducive Real World Studios, Too Much Too Soon is the latest anthemic instalment to emerge from a series of prolific sessions held there. Inconspicuously nestled in the Wiltshire countryside, this stardom-steeped facility has provided the creative conditions for Jordan Allen to pen over 20 new arrangements. ‘Too Much…’, a key stone in this awesome arc of output, was lovingly arrived at by revered production sage Steve Osborne [New Order, U2, Doves, KT Tunstall].
An unrequited love song at its core and an exercise in developing a cool and coy demeanour, 21 year old Jordan Allen utilises deft lyrical prowess and wisdom beyond his years to capture the essence of an age old dilemma.
“Too Much Too Soon is about reflecting on the naivety of how easy it is to fall head over heels when you’re young. Being completely unaware of how young I was and how none of it really mattered I did some ridiculous stuff, sent flowers, wrote poems, wrote songs and none of it worked – (Too Much To Soon) if I had my life experience that I have now and played it cool, things might have been different.”
Jordan Allen are: Jordan Allen (Vocals, Guitars), Danny Quin (Guitar), Kieran Loughran (Bass) and Nathan Howard (Drums)
Support comes from the outstanding Laura Esther, who recently launched her debut EP at Gullivers. Laura performs her last Manchester show for a while before moving back to her native France.
Jordan Allen will play The Ruby Lounge in Manchester on 20th August 2016.