"Noah Dillon knocked his set out of the park... 2018 has been a massive year for him, so do yourself a favour and keep an eye out for what he’s got up his sleeve next" X-Press
Singer/song writer Noah Dillon has recently exploded onto the vibrant WA music scene with his 4-piece alt-rock band. His lyric driven music is a melting pot of honest stories and emotional tales, seamlessly colliding mundane existence with the darkest depths of life. Opening 2019 with a bang, Dillon released his new heartfelt single "Holding On" and toured nationally in Feb/March. And his currently in the studio finishing his debut EP, due out later in 2019.
Written about the death of a close friend, "Holding On" was something of a coping mechanism for Dillon as he explains, "This song looks into the enormity and injustice of death at such a young age and the trail of destruction, questioning and emptiness it leaves behind for the loved ones around them. After the initial impart of losing a friend that had passed, I found a fear in returning to my normal routine and life moving along without them. The title of the song (Holding On) is in reference to holding onto the things that make my life keep spinning for the person that’s no longer here because that’s what they would want."
Recorded at Tunafish Studio (Stella Donnelly) with
Broderick Madden-Scott, the song was recorded to feel as real and raw as the emotional heart of the song, which had Dillon play most of the extra instruments on the track (synths, guitars, keys).
“The art work was inspired by a shot from a Wes Anderson film, and taken on the Swan River. The balloon symbolises the baggage of death not as a weight on who we are but a flying memory and guiding strength forward.” - Noah Dillon
The group released their first single, "The Man I’m Not", in 2017 with huge success, gathering over 150,000+ streams on Spotify and community radio airplay across Australia. This success grew with a second single titled "Maggots", released in May last year, receiving airplay on Triple J and becoming the most played song on RTRFM 92.1 in May, as well as their 6th most played song of 2018.
Noah’s music is a genre bending mix of singer song-writer 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.
"Combining and juxtaposing the mundanities of everyday life against concepts of love, death and purpose; the band aims to provoke emotion, question actions and create a cathartic listening experience." - Noah Dillon
“another total winner from noah dillon. it blends some sunny, real estate type guitars with a grittier edge. and that modest mouse tinge is still there which is juuuust fine." Declan Byrne, Triple J on "You Did It to Yourself"
“Maggots is a heartfelt, indie-folk ballad, brimming with stream of consciousness style lyrics that are wry, honest, and descriptive” Happy mag
“His authentic Australian brand of indie rock really spoke to the crowd, with all attention on him and his band. The honesty in his lyrics mixed with his charmingly awkward stage presence had everyone fully immersed in the experience that is Noah Dillon.” Themusic