Video: Dilly Dally get raw for “The Touch”

Dilly Dally - The TouchToronto grunge act Dilly Dally have shared a new video for their latest single, "The Touch". The song is taken from their debut album, Sore, which is out now via Partisan Records.

Directed by photographer David Waldman, the video features an overlapping exposure collage of the band performing in an underground basement. Lead singer Katie Monks explains the story behind the song and video: "I wrote this song for a friend of mine who was having suicidal thoughts. I felt this huge sense of urgency, and wanted to nurture him in anyway I possible could: sexually, emotionally, and then finally realized that I could help him through music. It was all very instinctual. The song attempts to reach him in his dark place, and then lure him away from there. The chorus in this song is very sweet and gentle. It is meant to be comforting and remind him of romance and the softness of a woman's touch. If that isn't enough to live for, then I don't know what is.

David Waldman, a Toronto-based music photographer of over ten years, is who we turned to for the music video. His direction helped us illuminate the DIY punk scene that Dilly Dally has spawned from here in our city. It is a very honest and practical video that shows the band jamming in a dusty basement, and then going on our usual run to the convenient store. The video is also laced with dark, symbolic and ghostly imagery. It is meant to be an empowering piece for women, and inspiring for those who struggle with depression."

Dilly Dally recently announced their first ever UK headline tour to take place in January 2016. The tour begins with a headline show at Victoria, London on 7th before their Bristol show at The Louisiana on 26th. Catch them on one of the following live dates.

January - 7th @ Victoria, London // 22nd @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds // 23rd @ Castle Hotel, Manchester // 24th @ Broadcast, Glasgow // 25th @ Hare and Hounds, Birmingham // 26th @ The Louisiana, Bristol // 27th @ Green Door Centre, Brighton // 29th @ West End Centre, Aldershot

Watch the video for "The Touch" below. For more information on Dilly Dally head over here.


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