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Dion Lunadon Unleashes Single / Video 'It's The Truth'

Dion Lunadon Unleashes Single / Video 'It's The Truth'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Ebru Yildiz / Thursday 5th May, 2022 1:25PM

Co-founder of Aotearoa garage punk icons The D4, Dion Lunadon is back with the untamed second track from his forthcoming new solo record Beyond Everything, launching in June via In The Red Records. Out today with tough visuals crammed full of metal chains — shot in Brooklyn, NY on Super 8 film by Alexander Barton — the ex-APTBS member explained how the fiery and feral 'It's The Truth' arose from surprisingly heart-warming sentiment...

"This is one of my favorite songs on the record... It started with the opening drum beat and the rest came together quickly. It’s about me writing songs in my little hovel of a studio and looking forward to my wife’s return home from work. A “distance makes the heart grow fonder” kind of thing." — Dion Lunadon

"In Dion’s live performance he has a wall of sound and noise, it's very textural and real. About 3/4 of the way through his set, he drags a chain out of a bag like a snake wrangler presenting a cobra to the audience. It’s an exciting moment of the set where he breaks the routine of the rock formula and shares his experimental interests and the audience really laps it up. The cameras pop out and feed his exhibitionism. I make films that feel and use not only the beauty of film, but welcome the noise and error that come with the raw and naive nature of my tools. The chain as an object and material is a fully loaded symbol and historical icon which is a powerful character itself. I wanted to honor the chain for all its brilliance, referencing metal, design, rock n’ roll, violence, sculpture, industrialism, eroticism, and Jacob Marley. It’s The Truth is about material and the spectacle." — Alexander Barton

'Beyond Everything' releases on Friday 10th June — coloured vinyl LP and CD preorders available HERE.


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