Dilly Dally unveil video for "The Touch"

Dilly Dally unveil video for "The Touch"

DILLY DALLY SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “THE TOUCH”

BAND PLAY FIRST EVER UK SHOWS IN JANUARY 2016; DEBUT ALBUM SORE OUT NOW ON PARTISAN RECORDS

 

Dilly Dally have shared a video for their album track “The Touch.” Directed by David Waldman, the video is a mix of live footage and fantasy characters, with overlapping black & white images of the band. Band leader Katie Monks shared the heartfelt story behind the song:

“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 won hearts and minds at this year’s CMJ Marathon, including accolades from the New York Times, FADER, Newsweek, the Village Voice and many others. Their cover of Drake’s “Know Yourself” proved very popular alongside the rest of their Sore hits-stacked set.

Praise for Dilly Dally’s debut album Sore

“…heavy swagger redolent of some of the best ever alt-rock-the Pixies’ malevolent rumble, Hole’s poisoned hard candy, and SST-style bile.” -Pitchfork (8.0)
“not just huge, but Pixies huge…[‘Desire’] hits that ever-elusive sweet spot between total recklessness and sly control.” -The FADER
“…their killer debut LP alternates between a hush and a mutant assault…what Stevie Nicks might have sounded like if she’d wandered into CBGB in 1978.” -Rolling Stone
“There is good left in this world, at least some of it, and it’s a band named Dilly Dally.” -VICE Noisey
“unsanitised, honest aggression” -The Guardian (4 stars)
“…a thoroughly ragged take that will help you conquer the day. Today. Any day.” -MTV
“Dilly Dally conjured a lost form of ’90s indie rock-think the Pixies but less precious” -Newsweek
“…everything you could hope for from a debut: odes to heartbreak, reinvention, sex, menstruation and cigarettes.” -Wonderland Magazine
“Best Bands We Saw at The 2015 CMJ Music Marathon”  -Village Voice
“guitarist Liz Ball’s riffs are both dextrous and searing. But it’s Katie Monks’ voice that sets them apart; a scowling moan that often sounds more distorted than the guitars.”  -Flavorwire

 

Currently in the middle of their debut US headline tour, Dilly Dally recently confirmed that they will play their first ever UK shows next year. A nationwide tour in 2016 begins with a headline show at London’s Victoriavenue on 7th January. Full dates as follows…

 

Dilly Dally debut UK tour

07 January – London, Victoria

22 January – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

23 January – Manchester, Castle Hotel

24 January – Glasgow, Broadcast

25 January – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds

26 January – Bristol, Louisiana

27 January – Brighton, Green Door Centre

29 January – Aldershot, West End Centre

 
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