Aimee Allen

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Aimee Allen
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Background information
Birth name Aimee Allen
Also known as “Aimee Interrupter”
Genres Punk rock, Ska punk, Rap, Rock, Indie Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels Hellcat
Epitaph
Side Tracked
Elektra
Associated acts The Interrupters, Tim Timebomb & Friends, Jimmy Cliff, Sublime with Rome, Scott & Aimee, Unwritten Law
Website http://hellcatrecords.com

Aimee Allen is an American singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. She is currently the lead vocalist for the Hellcat Record’s band The Interrupters.[1]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Aimee Allen was signed to Electra Records in 2002 after being discovered by producer Randy Jackson. Her debut album I'd Start a Revolution If I Could Get Up in the Morning, featuring tracks produced by Mark Ronson and Don Gilmore, was never released due to the label being absorbed by Atlantic Records. The label did, however, release her first single "Revolution”, which was a featured rock video on MTV[2] as well as the theme for the WB Television Network series Birds of Prey[3] Allen contributed to the writing of Unwritten Law's album Here's to the Mourning, released in February 2005. She co-wrote lyrics for the entire album with lead singer Scott Russo including the hit single “Save Me (Wake Up Call)”, which was co-written and produced by Linda Perry. A brief romantic relationship between Allen and Russo resulted in a side project called Scott & Aimee.[4] Their album Sitting in a Tree was released in 2007 by Side Tracked Records. The track “Miss America” won the vox populi award for Best Punk Song at the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards. She returned the following year as a judge at the 8th Annual IMA’s.[5] Aimee is known for her vocals on the song "Cooties" made for the soundtrack of the 2007 version of the movie Hairspray.[6] In 2008, Aimee supported presidential hopeful Ron Paul by recording an "unofficial Ron Paul Anthem”, including a music video entitled "Ron Paul Revolution Theme Song”, and performing at events during the 2008 campaign. She also co-hosted SuicideGirls Radio Sunday nights on Indie 103.1 FM in Los Angeles.

Covers[edit]

In 2007 her song "Stripper Friends" was re-worked and recorded by Kevin Michael featuring Lupe Fiasco as the hit single "We All Want the Same Thing," released by Downtown Records on the debut album Kevin Michael. That same year the song was also covered by celebrity Tila Tequila for her MTV reality show A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. In 2011, Allen's song with members of The Black Eyed Peas "Days Like This" was featured in the film Mean Girls 2.

Solo Record[edit]

Allen released her first solo album called A Little Happiness on July 21, 2009, on Side Tracked Records with ADA/Warner Brothers. It debuted at #27 on the Billboards Heatseekers chart. The first single from the record was "On Vacation" and it reached #49 on the Billboard Hot AC charts.

Recent Work[edit]

In April 2011, Allen collaborated on the Sublime with Rome album “Yours Truly”. She is the featured vocalist on the song “Safe and Sound”. In 2012, Allen sang backing vocals on Jimmy Cliff's Grammy award winning album "Rebirth" produced by Tim Armstrong of Rancid. This led to more collaboration with Tim. Throughout 2012 and 2013, Aimee's vocals were featured on several songs with Tim Armstrong for his project, Tim Timebomb and Friends.

The Interrupters[edit]

In 2012, Aimee formed the ska/punk band The Interrupters with brothers Kevin, Justin, and Jesse Bivona. The four-piece are frequent collaborators with Tim Armstrong, even performing live as part of Tim Timebomb and Friends. Armstrong signed The Interrupters to his Hellcat Records imprint under Epitaph Records. Their debut album was released August 5, 2014. He also co-wrote with the band and was featured on their first single “Family”.[7]

Discography[edit]

The Interrupters
Guest Appearances
Solo albums
With Scott & Aimee
Soundtracks
Singles
  • “Revolution” (2003)
  • "I'm Here" (2008)
  • "On Vacation" (2009, #49 Billboard Hot AC)
  • “Calling The Maker’’ (2009)
  • "Wanderer" (2013)

Filmography[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Album Review: The Interrupters – “The Interrupters”". New Noise Magazine. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Videos by Aimee Allen | MTV
  3. ^ "Birds of Prey (TV Series 2002–2003)". IMDb. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Levitan, Corey (2004-12-03). "Unwritten Law shakes off the past, moves forward in a classic direction". signonsandiego.com. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  5. ^ IMA Judges
  6. ^ Dorian Tenore-Bartilucci (dtb) (20 July 2007). "Hairspray (2007)". IMDb. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/the_interrupters_family_ft._tim_armstrong_music_video_premiere The Interrupters, “Family” (ft. Tim Armstrong) music video premiere
  8. ^ "Two for the Money (2005)". IMDb. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Hairspray (2007)". IMDb. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Pretty Ugly People (2008)". IMDb. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Prom Night (2008)". IMDb. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)". IMDb. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Sorority Row (2009)". IMDb. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Lucky (2011)". IMDb. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "22 Jump Street - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 August 2015.