DYLLAN (Dylan Nichols) is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter. Her silvery sound developed from her initial prowess on acoustic guitar and voice. Her style developed further through her collaborations with violinists and electronic music artists. After over ten years of performing live, she has settled into a unique synergy of vast, rich textures while maintaining her relatable and intimate origins. Her work’s introspective nature allows the listener to identify with the struggle of being heard and the challenge to integrate dreams and reality.
DYLLAN released her debut EP, Acclimating in 2010. Her sophomore EP, Anything But Scared (2011) was produced by Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson). She spent a year in Paris, where she connected with French artist THYLACINE. Their two cross-continental collaborations, “Distance” and “Closing” (feat. Dyllan) garnered much acclaim in the indie-electronic circuit.
After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, Dyllan moved to Brooklyn, NY and immediately dove into her musical pursuits. Her collaboration with college friend and violinist-composer Dominick Boyle inspired both a return to her singer-songwriter roots and allowed her to rework her original material into a new sonic realm. Throughout 2015 they performed with drummer Aaron Hamel and by Spring 2016 they were in the studio with the help of producer Ian Sloane (Jordan Corey, Claire Alys). Dyllan’s single, “Sea Anemones” was featured on Tumblr Radar following an exclusive live session at their headquarters in NYC. Her EP, All Those Other Windows, released January 4th 2017.
On July 10th, Dyllan and Haute Mobile Disco released a rework of Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al,” which they entitled, “Bodyguard.” The song had 34K streams over one week and broke the Hype Edit Top 100 Chart. Chris Douridas aired the song on KCRW on August 14th. [LISTEN TO LIVE STREAM HERE.]
Dyllan now lives in Los Angeles where she continues to perform live and collaborate with producers in order to create a dynamic, unique sound. In July and August she toured Portland, San Francisco, Boulder and Denver. With friends Esbie Fonte and XMeKate, she is co-founder of a local music collective called Cubed Night, which hosts all-inclusive showcases and events in Los Angeles. She completes her summer tour at the Hotel Cafe on August 26th.