Toronto quartet Dilly Dally have been hailed by the usual taste-makers like Vice, 6Music, Pitchfork, The Guardian and NME for a year or so now, but this time it’s justified.
Katie Monks, Liz Ball, Jimmy Tony and Benjamin Reinhartz are one of the most exciting new bands in indie music today. Monks is a hell of a frontwoman, a small ball of fury, but with real focus. Their debut album Sore launched last year, raw and uncompromising post-punk, post-grunge, post-anything really; loud and aggressive but melodic and accessible too.
Monks has jokingly described herself and Liz Ball as ”a couple of weirdos, really”, but it’s the weirdos who win out in the end. Songs like Desire and Snake Head deal in imagery Angela Carter would have been proud of- lust, blood, nightmares.
Dilly Dally are hugely promising-unlike the famous green monster with the anger management issues, you WILL like them when they’re angry.Which is often.
Sore is out now on Partisan Records