Stream: Dilly Dally release angry punk cover of Drake’s “Know Yourself”

Know YourselfToronto indie punk natives Dilly Dally have released a cover of "Know Yourself". The band take the original (by another Toronto denizen, rapper Drake) and make it their own.

Often, there’s something of a predictable template to these kind of covers. Take the original song and speed it up, smothering it in layers of irony. Thankfully, Dilly Dally have done something far more interesting and original with "Know Yourself".

They take Drake’s original and make it their own. The downbeat glumness of the song is still there, but Dilly Dally have added some truly seething anger to the mix. It’s still slow, but it’s now the slowness of barely repressed rage.

"Know Yourself" always feels like it’s about to blow, but never quite does. This is what a cover should be; a reinterpretation of the original that brings a new perspective without falling into homage or parody. Dilly Dally take "Know Yourself" and let us look at it with fresh eyes.

The band were first filmed covering the song at 2015’s CMJ FADER Fort. The cover proved so popular that they decided to release an official version. See tour dates below.

January - 22nd @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds // 23rd @ Castle Hotel, Manchester // 24th @ Broadcast, Glasgow // 25th @ Hare and Hounds, Birmingham // 26th @ Louisiana, Bristol // 27th @ Green Door Centre, Brighton // 29th @ West End Centre, Aldershot

Dilly Dally’s debut album Sore is out now on Partisan Records. Find out more about Dilly Dally on Facebook and stream "Know Yourself" below:


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