Premiere: Dave Allen – “Plainview”

There’s a timeless beauty to the black and white video for “Plainview,” the opening track of Dave Allen’s debut When The Demons Come.

Filmed at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Creemore, Ontario – the same church that Allen recorded some of his record – and co-created with Dave Murray of Half Acre Films, the video for “Plainview” features multiple Allens (think Orphan Black but less distressing) playing all of the needed instruments and he is even the lone audience member. Is Allen a clone? He explains the concept behind the video:

It was really a great learning experience for me to see the great attention to detail, planning and organization that has to go into set arrangement, timing, filming and editing of video. Dave [Murray] is really great at all these things. I always thought it’d be an interesting and quirky film experiment to try and perform live a song, but as three or four different versions of myself, the idea stemming from an old Nilsson BBC broadcast. It’s a natural and humorous reflection on the creation process, I got to throw a few nods out to my heroes in it, and more than anything it’s just supposed to be entertaining.


Dave Allen is hitting the road this month and into the new year. Tour dates are below:

December 15
Legendz Pub – Belleville, ON

December 16
Sawdust City Brewery – Gravenhurst, ON

December 30
Capers – Belleville, ON

January 4
Burdock Music Hall – Toronto, ON

January 12
Musiikki Cafe – Kingston, ON

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