Los Angeles-based indie-electronic duo, The Hellp have released the captivating short film for their track, “California Dream Girl”. The companion piece to their debut single with Atlantic Records was directed by songwriter and vocalist Noah Dillon.
In May, The Hellp celebrated “California Dream Girl” with a pair of sold-out headline shows, at LA’s Teragram Ballroom and NYC’s Bowery Ballroom. In a review of the latter date, No Bells hailed the duo as “the gold standard… ushering in the next evolution of punk,” and specifically praised the show as “one of the best I have ever been to.”
Comprised of Dillon and producer Chandler Ransom Lucy, The Hellp bears a wide range of sonic influences – equally influenced by the songwriting of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska as they are by the production of Crystal Castles.
The duo has already gained an incredibly dedicated following throughout New York and LA, regularly hosting sold-out performances at pop-up parties and tastemaker industry events. They’ve been widely credited with catalyzing the latest iteration of ‘Indie Sleaze,’ even prompting The Guardian to suggest they “prefigured the vibe shift” of the genre’s return. Via opening slots at their live shows and DJ sets, they’ve helped showcase their peers within the genre, including NY-based act The Dare.
Outside of The Hellp, Chandler is an accomplished model and Noah is a renowned photographer whose work has been commissioned by the likes of GQ, Balenciaga, Versace, Gucci, Nike, and more – leading international fashion magazine i-D to declare: “Noah Dillon is leading a creative revolution.”
The two first met on the set of a Hot Mess photo shoot, the art platform Noah founded alongside acclaimed model/stylist Luka Sabbat.