Dilly Dally are a band from Toronto lead by Katie Monks and Liz Ball. The two have been friends since they were teenagers, bonding over a love of dreamy, grungy guitars and epic pop ballads, and began writing music together in their Toronto apartment.
Their new single, Gender Role, is out via Buzz Records and concerns the discordance between personal sexuality and societal expectations. “Lots of lyrics in the song are stream of consciousness sexual fantasies that push and pull against different gender stereotypes,” says Monks. “Ultimately it’s about the frustration I feel, almost like an argument I’m having with my own body sometimes, how my fantasies rarely line up with who society expects me to be. Endlessly being challenged by my own secret thoughts. Within that frustration and confusion, there is an alluring sense of danger and discovery. Maybe some people won’t think the song is sexy, but I think of it as being really sexy. Like a huge release.” Take a listen to Gender Role via Soundcloud below.
In spring 2014, Dilly Dally self-released their first single, entitled Next Gold, which received praise from Pitchfork, NME, and Brooklyn Vegan among others. It came from a collection of material the band recorded with producers Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Austra) and Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Greys) at Candle Studios. That October, the band released a 7” single ‘Candy Mountain/Green’ through Fat Possum/Buzz Records before a successful run of shows at CMJ that garnered “best of the festival” mentions from Brooklyn Vegan and Wondering Sound. The band are currently finishing their first LP which is due out in the Fall on 2015.