Music Montag: Dillon

by James Glazebrook

BPitch Control’s Dillon is an artist about whom we know refreshingly little. While the singer-songwriter isn’t scared of fame, having – apparently – gained her first shows and the attention of Ellen Allien’s label with her own YouTube channel, she seems determined to communicate through her music rather than hype. As she recently tweeted: “I COULD START TELLING YOU STORIES NOW, BUT I WOULD RATHER SAVE THEM FOR WHEN WE MEET IN PERSON.”

What we do know: Dillon is based in Berlin, but with the real name Dominique Dillon de Byington, probably wasn’t born here. She plans to release her debut album, This Silence Kills, on the palendromic date of 11/11/11. DJ Koze likes her: “She sings comfortably imperfect and true. She has character.” We like her.

We think Dillon sounds like this: the whimsical naïveté and alt-folk weirdness of CocoRosie, plus the more straightforward pop sensibility of Lykke Li, with the post-club residual rushes of Glasser and Bodi Bill (see a video of Dillon covering Bodi’s “Willem” live). Album closer “Abrupt Clarity”, unfortunately not yet public, is essentially an update of Björk’s “Hyperballad”.

We know Dillon sounds like this: download “Thirteen ThirtyFive”, or listen to it below.

Dillon looks like this:

Dillon

To find out (a little) more about Dillon, visit dillon-music.com. Or wait to hear This Silence Kills, out on BPitch Control on November 11th, for yourself.

This article originally appeared on Bang Bang Berlin.

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