Premiere: Noah Dillon finds his footings with new EP, Everything Melts
The Perth-based musician, a treasure amongst the WA music scene, begins his national break-out.
If you're familiar with the flourishing success of West Australia's indie scene, chances are you're already quite familiar with Noah Dillon. Across the last few years, the Perth musician has carved himself a name as a highlight of our live music scene - his tender indie-pop often thick with emotion when its spotlighted on the live stage - while in the recorded format, his music has the ability to almost slap you in the face, with Noah's knack for exquisite storytelling constantly finding itself on feature display regardless of how his sound has changed as his career has grown alongside it.
On his new EP Everything Melts, premiering a day early ahead of its release tomorrow, Noah Dillon's storytelling and songwriting reaches its peak thus far. Spanning five tight and concise tracks, the EP crosses Noah Dillon's career thus far and encompasses everything loveable about the musician in one distinct package; his ability to swerve between the many facets of indie-rock from the light to the comparatively heavy included in that, as his rich, emotion-filled lyricism that has come to be a highlight of Noah's music across the last few years it's grown.
Eat The Dinner, for example, brings a slow-burning stomp together with washed-out guitar riffs in one of the EP's more minimalist songs, opening the collection of tracks with a dizzying display of Noah Dillon's expert craft. Don't Act Like You Know Me, meanwhile, burns with a more upbeat rock pace, crescendoing choruses contrasted against rhythmic verses which on Disappear, bounce with a buoyancy more commonly associated with a blues-rock-esque sound; the ferocity of Noah's vocal, once again, undisturbed by the changing pace around it.
However, the EP's defining moment - and Noah's best work thus far - shines through in the middle, on Jersey Street. It's a tender, subdued ode to his late grandmother and the longing effect she's held on not just Noah, but his entire family, which really opens up into something more passionate and lively in its final moments. "She was a loving, caring and strong women who not only served as a role model to me but everyone in our family - I still look back on her life for guidance," he says on the track. "Marj was a devoted catholic women who lost her husband early in life – she found peace in believing that after this life she would be reconciled with her husband, many lyrics look to address this idea and philosophy."
There's plenty more to explore here, but for now, dive into Everything Melts below ahead of its full release tomorrow, then catch Noah Dillon at a handful of shows across the next few months, dates below.
Friday,October 4, 2019 - The Bird (WA EP launch) Northbridge
Saturday,October 5, 2019 - Reclink Comm Cup After Party Fremantle
Thursday,October 10, 2019 - Frankies Pizza Sydney
Friday,October 11, 2019 - Grace Darling Hotel Melbourne
Saturday,October 12, 2019 - The Exeter Hotel Adelaide
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