Introducing: Dilly Dally

Dilly Dally photo 1 credit David Waldman SMALLPartisan Records' most recent signees, Dilly Dally, have been steadily gaining momentum over the past year through their 2014 CMJ performance, the release of their prior singles, “Next Gold” and “Candy Mountain”, and the press they've received from some of the biggest music publications around. Everyone in music, at some point, has paid this quartet attention, and for a good reason, too. Hailing from Toronto, Dilly Dally consists of high school friends, Katie Monks (vocals, guitar) and Liz Ball (guitar), as well as Jimmy Tony (bass) and Benjamin Reinhartz (drums). This Canadian four-piece come together to create rock music with a unique twist of grunge pop.

In this day and age, it is difficult to find a female-fronted rock band without a distinct voice at the forefront. Speedy Ortiz and Hop Along are just two prime examples of this, and Dilly Dally is no different. When Monks approaches the mic, she is the drunk friend at the end of the night who has had all her emotions bottled up, ready to spill her heart out at karaoke, and nailing the song better than any of us could sober. Just take a listen to their first single, “Desire”, taken from their forthcoming album, Sore. Monks says “Desire” is "about a huge sexual release, but it's also about fantasies, youth, and purity." Without a doubt, this sentiment is expressed naturally in the single. We're embraced by Monks' slurred yet confident vocals and her soft but persistent repetition of the word 'desire', while being accompanied by some of the most ambitious lead guitar bits that I swear has the guitar, itself, yearning.

Keep in mind, “Desire” is just the first taste of what is to come from this grunge pop outfit. If you like what you hear, be sure to to keep in eye out for Sore when it's released on 9th October.

Listen to "Desire" below and find out more about Dilly Dally here.

Photo credit: David Waldman

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