The singer Dominique Dillon de Byington, aka Dillon is playing some gigs in Europe in October and November 2012. The young artist from Berlin has sat down at her piano many times during the past few years and written captivating, quiet songs that definitely should be heard extremely loud. See the tour dates below and get a ticket for a concert highlight in Autumn 2012.
But who is she really, this Dillon, who claims to only be able to truly relax when speeding down the autobahn? Once upon a time, she made a winding journey from Brazil to Cologne where she recorded a couple enchanting DIY videos which show her singing her self-composed songs at her piano at home. After unabashedly posting the videos on YouTube for the world to see, all of a sudden lots and lots of people starting watching her, and overnight she became a closely-watched new female indie pop hopeful. She wrote all her songs herself, and co-produced them with Thies Mynther and Tamer Fahri Özgönenc. Mynther is well known as one half of the mysterious duo Phantom/Ghost, and got to know Dillon when she played in the opening program of one of Mynther’s shows. Özgönenc is a long-time, close soul mate of hers and is also musically active as part of the post-Krautrock collective MIT. Together with her “partners in crime,” Dillon spent a lot of time during the past bitterly cold winter in a studio in Hamburg, and arranged twelve moving, profound songs which found their way to the upcoming debut on BPitch Control.
An respectable example for how destiny takes it’s toll – whilst most do not receive enough, this 23-year old does not know where to with all the gifts. She is gorgeous, talented, and has a name, which makes even Welsh duchesses turn green with envy. Dillon – has self-sufficiently shaken out of her laptop, is truly impressive. Lawless constructs between Ghettotech, Old School HipHop beats and a Piano. Lyrically oscillating between charming and explicit. Short: compellingly persuasive and extraordinary in every way shape and form.
Tour Dates 2012
- 03.10.2012 DE Bremen – Theater Bremen
- 04.10.2012 DE Wien – Waves Festival @ Odeon
- 06.10.2012 DE Düsseldorf – New Fall Festival
- 09.10.2012 DE Berlin – Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz
- 21.10.2012 UK London – Hoxton Square bar & Kitchen
- 26.10.2012 HR Zagreb – EB @ pavillon 9
- 12.11.2012 CH Bern- Bonsoir
- 13.11.2012 FR Lyon – Marquise
- 15.11.2012 FR Bordaeux – Iboat
- 17.11.2012 FR Fuzz Yon – Roche sur Yon
- 19.11.2012 FR Lille – Peniche
- 20.11.2012 FR Lens – Mediathèque
- 21.11.2012 FR Paris – Noveau Casino
Album Title: This Silence Kills
Release Date Album: 18.11.2011
Music written & performed by: Dillon
Music composed by: Dillon
Music produced by: Dillon, Tamer Fahri Özgönenc, Thies Mynther