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The Line

Alternative // Nenagh, Tipperary // He

Brian Dillon is a musician and sound artist, based in Dublin, Ireland. Originally from Nenagh, a small town in rural Tipperary, he has never quite been able to escape the lines of identity that separate his life from the lives of others.

Brian is a member of Meltybrains? and has worked with a range of Irish musicians over the last 10 years, including Talos, Denise Chaila, Loah, Brídín and Lilla Vargen among others. He has performed at many international festivals such as SXSW and Iceland Airwaves and his music has previously been featured in Q Magazine, Boiler Room and Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. Despite the earnestness of much of his musical output, Brian is great craic (he swears).

In recent years he has gleaned a great deal of experience from collaborating with a range of musicians, as well as artists from a number of disparate disciplines, including JFDR, Anna B Savage, Emma Martin (choreographer), Ellius Grace (director), Emmet Kirwan (actor/writer), Mark McGuinness (photographer) and Kate Dunne (aerialist).

The wealth of collaborative experience has led to the basis for his new project. Red Blood Cells and Righteousness is a communally created record, built on the creative endeavours of Brian and a number of friends from within the Irish music industry.

Praise for Red Blood Cells & Righteousness:

“(Red Blood Cells & Righteousness) is a disarmingly interesting, immersive album.” - Siobhán Kane, The Irish Times

“This 13-track album sees Dillon co-operating with a host of fellow Irish musical creatives for an intriguing and often wonderful collection of tunes” - John Walshe, Hot Press

"This solo project explores and unravels industrial sound palettes, usually mapped out over sparsely detailed near-contemporary classical arrangements. It's an emotive, immersive body of work" - Nialler9

"The social norms of rural Ireland and our predisposition as humans to try place things in neat boxes mean that Brian Dillon, AKA The Line has spent his time exploring the contours of these established rules, taking the road less travelled whenever possible." - District Magazine