Canadians making heavenly punk hits
Liz Ball and Katie Monks, the guitar duo at the heart of Toronto’s Dilly Dally, have been on a mission to make a positive punk record. Their sound has been likened to the Pixies, but second album Heaven is punk with big cracks in it that, as fellow Canadian Leonard Cohen would put it, let the light in.
“Everyone is tired of being angry all the time,” says Katie. “The world has become so dark, that the album is really presenting a fantasy, or an escape from all of that noise.” Liz offers the darker, reverbheavy balance (“bendy stuff and shit” as characterised by producer Rob Schnapf), while Katie’s bright chords come courtesy of a Jackson Rhoads – an oddity in indie circles. “Be yourself,” reckons Katie. “Just because we don’t make hair metal music, doesn’t mean we can’t play a Jackson!”
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