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BIOGRAPHY

DIGISAURUS is the electro pop/rock project from artist and producer, James Allison.

James Allison began his musical journey with piano lessons at the age of six in his native city, London, England. As he grew, so did his discontentment with the strict, regimented environment of music education. He started teaching himself numerous instruments and eventually moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he found a supportive music community in which to cultivate his creativity. After opening up a recording studio, Allison engineered sessions with groups like Phantogram and Maps Atlases, as well as producing records for bands in the area. Allison also performed with numerous groups on guitar, synths and vocals. His extensive performance background includes tour stints with Weezer, Crystal Castles and J. Roddy Walston & The Business. Now based in Los Angeles, James dedicates himself wholly to the evolution of music and art, through technology and collaboration with Digisaurus.

Videos

2017 Live Promo Video

At A Glance

  • Formed in 2015
  • Single, "Without Me," has over 200K streams in the US
  • Singles, "Without Me," "Make a Move," and "I Don't Feel Alright" have been in rotation on CD102.5FM in Columbus, OH, Lightning100 in Nashville, KXTE in Las Vegas, and WRII in Richmond, VA.
  • Has shared the stage and bills with Fidlar, Weezer, Matt & Kim, Joywave, Bully, and Cloud Nothings
  • Completed 3 nationwide tours in 2016 playing over 150 shows
  • Notable press from Pop Matters, Pure Volume, Baeble, Impose Magazine, Daytrotter, Indie Minded and Northern Transmissions
  • Performed over 150 shows in the US in 2015
 

After the success of debut EP, "No More Room for Love," in 2015 (the single, "Without Me," off the EP currently has over 200,000 streams), Digisaurus most recently released a series of three singles in 2016, concluding with "I Don't Feel Alright." "I Don't Feel Alright" was produced with Michael Landolt, whose engineering expertise spans notable acts including Maroon 5, OAR, Spin Doctors and more. The track features vocals by Fran Litterski, keyboardist in Columbia Records' electronic rock group, Magic Man. Digisaurus also recently released a music video for the song directed by Evan Spencer Brace (Phantogram, White Arrows, The Mowglis).

After performing over 150 shows in 2016 with Eric Groseclose on bass and Jeff Martin on drums, Digisaurus will reembark upon the recording process and prepare a new EP, expected for release in 2017. Digisaurus will also be hitting the road again for a 40 day solo tour starting in March, 2017.

 

 

"I Don't Feel Alright" music video directed by Evan Spencer Brace (Phantogram, White Arrows, The Mowgli's)

 

Music

 
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"Digisaurus would like to welcome you to the future. Conceived by multi-instrumentalist James Allison, the Columbus-based "future-pop" project is gearing up to release it’s debut EP, No More Room For Love, and if their latest single is any indication, we're in for a real treat. Today we're excited to premiere "Without Me," a track that hits you hard with romping bass and crunching electronics from the get-go (think Big Data). Once Allison's smooth, baritone vocals kick in it's hard not to try to sing along, even upon first listen." - Pure Volume

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With juicy bass and dazzling stage effects, Digisaurus, a self-described "futurepop" band, teleports audiences into a new universe of nightlife.” - Victoria Advocate

"For a split-second, you can hear vocal elements from Allison that almost mirror the pace and delivery of RHCP. Outside of that, “I Don’t Feel Alright” is a fairly light and accessible track that lives up to the genre. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the song finding traction following its release.The talent that Digisaurus brought in for the production and editing is rather clear — it all comes off as very clean and well-made...Digisaurus gets a lot of things right with the music video, making it worth the watch and listen." - Impose Magazine

Digisaurus Press

"Featuring wicked falsetto singing reminiscent of Jimmy Somerville and a fun take on disco and funk similar to the Scissor Sisters, the Columbus, Ohio project Digisaurus combine elements both new and old to create a sound that’s both classic and contemporary. Helmed by musician James Allison, the band has just released their energetic and very catchy debut EP No More Room For Love, which we’re more than happy to present here at PopMatters." - Pop Matters

“It feels like the future-pop rock group that is Digisaurus is hiding something. We haven't heard much from them even though the way they bring modern soulful rock rhythms to funky 70's vocals is something satisfyingly smooth. With the upcoming release of their first EP, their new video for "Without Me" shares this mysterious feeling. We never quite get a good look at the group as their images are overlaid, distorted and manipulated over various surfaces and body parts. This creates something very unsettling, a feeling that agrees with the disquieting lyrics. The guitar screeches and wails along with the vocals, but we never get to see either clearly. Digisaurus may keep things hidden here, but the sound is more than present and "Without Me" is one powerful track.” - Baeble Music

2017 Tour Dates

4/12 • Port Huron, MI • Loud Music & Apparel
4/13 • Muncie, IN • Be Here Now
4/14 • Indianapolis, IN • 10 Johnson Avenue 
 4/16 • Iowa City, IA • Gabe's Iowa City
4/17 • Des Moines, IA • Lefty's Live Music
4/18 • Lincoln, NE • Duffy's Tavern
4/19 • Kansas City, MO • Prohibition Hall
4/20 • Norman, OK • Red Brick Bar
4/21 • Lubbock, TX • Cafe J
4/22 • Lubbock, TX • Local Bar & Grill
4/23 • Lubbock, TX • Barpm 
4/25 • Fayetteville, AR • The Syc House
4/26 • Springfield, MO • Nathan P. Murphy's
4/27 • Fayetteville, AR • Dickson Street Pub
4/29 • Thomas, WV • The Purple Fiddle
4/30 • Charleston, WV • The Empty Glass
5/11 • Brattleboro, VT • Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery
5/12 • Wareham, MA • 3065 Live
5/13 • Boston, MA • PA's Lounge

3/22 • Harrisonburg, VA • Clementine
3/23 • Fairfax, VA • Epicure Café
3/24 • Richmond, VA • On the ROX
3/25 • Staunton, VA • The Pompei Lounge 
3/27 • Baltimore, MD • Teavolve Cafe & Lounge
3/28 • Brooklyn, NY • the way station
3/29 • Lock Haven, PA • Avenue Coffee
3/30 • Buffalo, NY • Lockhouse Distillery & Bar
3/31 • Lancaster, PA • Chameleon Club
4/1 • Camp Hill, PA • Cornerstone Coffeehouse
4/2 • New York, NY • PIANOS
4/4 • Burlington, VT • Manhattan Pizza and Pub
4/5 • Burlington, VT • Radio Bean
4/6 • Dover, NH • Dover Teen Center
4/7 • Biddeford, ME • Elements: Books Coffee Beer
4/8 • Manchester, VT • The Perfect Wife Restaurant & Tavern
4/9 • Stroudsburg, PA • The Living Room at the Sherman Theater
4/10 • Kent, OH • Stone Tavern at Michel's
4/11 • Petoskey, MI • City Park Grill