Dilly Dally

Cana­di­ans mak­ing heav­enly punk hits

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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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