NOAH DILLON announces 'Everything Melts' EP tour
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“It's perfect. You are hands down my favourite songwriter and lyricist. I could listen to this on repeat. It's flawless and you're brilliant. Very grateful for your music." 5/5
Claire Mooney, Triple J on "Don't Act Like You Know Me"

"First heard Noah play this live and it gave me that tingly feeling that made me think it was (especially) special in his set. Power, heart, oddity - it's just that good." 4.5/5
-Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J on "Holding On"

Perth darling Noah Dillon and his four piece alt-rock band have already had a thrilling 2019, being nominated for awards (WAM Song of the year award in the pop category for "You Did It To Yourself"), garnering Triple J plays and rave reviews on new single "Don't Act Like You Know Me", and now they're elated to announce their debut EP ‘Everything Melts’.

You can catch Noah Dillon playing all over the country, touring nationally and internationally. Hitting Bigsound in Brisbane, followed by a Melbourne appearance at The Post Office Hotel, before heading to Singapore for Music Matters festival, and then heading everywhere in WA including playing Wave Rock Weekender festival, the post-game party at Reclink Community Cup Fremantle, and more east coast dates in October.

The first single is out now, Written at the beginning of 2019, Dillon explains that "Don't Act Like You Know Me" is about relationship breakdowns, miscommunication and uninformed judgement."The song stems from the feeling that you don’t know someone you were once close to. During the writing period, I felt as if I couldn’t escape communicating on a relatively superficial level with people around me and couldn’t always portray the person I wanted to be. No one really knows what the people around them are going through and the superficial nature of interactions can make it hard to grasp who people really are and how they’ve changed”.

For this track, the band consisting of Noah Dillon (vocals, guitar), Jack Hill (drums), Sam Rocchi (lead guitar), Claudia Genovese (bass) and friend Fraeya Evans helping with backing Vocals, stuck with a winning formula. The song was recorded at Tuna-fish studios in Fremantle with the amazing Broderick Madden-Scott and Ryan Brennan (Phantastic Ferniture) jumping on board for mixing duties.  

The band have been wildly successful since the release of their first single, "The Man I’m Not", in 2017 . Their songs have received hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify along with community radio and nation radio airplay across Australia. The band say that while they play under Noah's name, there are large amounts of creative input by all members and their sole purpose is to portray the message of their songs. 

The band's music is a genre bending mix of singer-songwriter inspirations such as Bob Dylan and Courtney Barnett with the tear-jerking attitude of Modest Mouse and Alex G creating a unique kaleidoscope of songs that'll make you question who you are.

Wednesday September 4th | Greaser Bar | Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday September 4th | BIGSOUND | Black Bear Lodge | Brisbane, QLD
Thursday September 5th | BIGSOUND | Empire Hotel | Brisbane, QLD
Friday September 6th | The Old Bar | Arvo show | Melbourne, VIC
Friday September 6th | The Post Office Hotel | Melbourne, VIC
Saturday September 13th | MUSIC MATTERS | Singapore
Monday September 16th | MUSIC MATTERS | Singapore
Saturday September 21st | The White Star Hotel | Albany, WA
Saturday September 22nd | Clancy’s Fish Pub | Dunsborough, WA
Thursday September 26th | BRAT Social | Mandurah, WA
Saturday September 28th | Wave Rock Weekender | Hyden, WA
Friday October 4th | The Bird | Perth EP Launch & Noah Dillon Birthday Party | Northrbidge, WA
Saturday October 5th | Rec-link Community Cup Post-Game show | Fremantle, WA
Thursday October 10th | Frankie’s Pizza | Sydney, NSW
Friday October 11th | The Grace Darling Hotel | Melbourne, VIC
Saturday October 12th | The Exeter Hotel | Adelaide, WA

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Introducing ALYOSHA and his first single HATCHET MAN

Alyosha is a man trying to stand up straight and grow the hell up. Stepping away from nihilism. Away from self indulgent depression. Away from cowardly anxiety. Hatchet Man is the debut single. The sound is raw, old school guitar pop. It’s upbeat, true and so damn catchy. It’s music bristling with meaning and purpose. And hooks. And guitarmonies. You might hear Kings of Leon (first 2 albums obviously) makin’ babies with Elvis Costello.

“I wrote this while I was in the process of abandoning a whole bunch of poison ideologies that had been making me

miserable for a long time. Material rationalism, post modernism, moral relativism - I didn’t know it explicitly, but these ideologies were nested deep deep down in me, just running amok and ruining everything! It’s about the pure, unadulterated joy of finally dropping the bitterness and resentment, picking up my burden and walking up that damn hill. It’s so good man, you don’t even know!

Then I laid it down super quick, no opportunity for the feeling to dissipate in the production. I was shmacko in the middle of that joy, I think you can hear it in the guitars.”

Hatchet Man is a total one man affair - all instrumentation and production is Perth veteran Michael Strong who has been deep diving through just about everything musical you can

think of during his 15 year career. Weird alt rock with Generals & Majors, WAM SOTY winning folk with Michael Strong and the Ghost Anyway, pop rock with The Disappointed, glitch electronic as Young Girl (dropping the very well received A Marshmallow Called Moon album this year). A degree in sound, producing records for Lionizer, The Donald Trumpets, Jeff’s Dead (amongst others), drumming for Odlaw. Now pumping out self produced record after self produced record in a fevered rush (several in the bank right now) and doing live sound for the much loved Beaufort St Songwriters Club and killer new Mt Lawley venue Grumpy’s Music Bar. Phew!

Debut LP Shut Up Cain is due later in the year. ‘Hatchet Man’ Out July 1 on Blue Grey Pink, launching Fri July 26 at Grumpy’s Music Bar with a backing band full of legends stolen from Salary, Bad Friends and (ex) The Wednesday Society.

HATCHET MAN single launch
FRIDAY JULY 26 – 8pm
GRUMPYS MUSIC BAR – Beaufort st, Mt Lawley With: The Little Lord St Band and King Mantis


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THE DISAPPOINTED drop the title track to their debut album ESCAPISM out in October

It’s been four years and several bouts of depression in the making, but Perth 90s infused alt-rock outfit The Disappointed have (finally) finished their first album.

Formed in 2012 from the offshoots of other WA bands, like a group of misfit toys, Power rangers looking for pop vibes in 80s rock anthems, and rock songs in 90s ballads.

They grew together through three EP’s, ‘Stranger’ in 2013, ‘Weird Peace’ in 2014, and ‘Disappear’ in 2017. They toured nationally a few times, did some support shows playing with The Matches, Tired Lion, John Toogood of Shihad, and even ventured as far as Singapore to play a beer festival.

Then like many musical journeys before them, they retreated to a studio and started trying to tackle the ambitious first album.

It didn’t go well.. hours of songs and ideas written and rehearsed, demo’d and.. then.. trashed.

Months, weeks and over a year spent in close quarters rehearsing in divey studios writing song after song. After all that work and money spent, these five (almost) middle aged humans found a happy middle ground. They stopped trying to be a working band and started to enjoy the process and it was good.

Enter ESCAPISM, the epic 90s alt rock track that screams Radiohead alongside heavy doses of TOTO and XTC. A fun rock anthem with chunks of throwback vibes.


With special guests: WEB RUMORS & TOHST

ESCAPISM out Monday July 8 on BLUE GREY PINK
Follow The Disappointed online: Facebook / Instagram / Bandcamp

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