Today, Dilly Dally revealed the video for their infectious track Purple Rage, which is lifted from the band’s debut album, ‘Sore’. We are totally loving this track! It was directed by Adam Christopher Seward, with wardrobe by Buzz Record’s designer and visual artist Stefi Murphy, and stars Dilly Dally’s Katie Monks as an appropriately hued swamp monster that embodies the song’s titular emotion. Watch it below via YouTube.
According to Monks, “The video was a pretty excruciating process, but also an interesting experience. Rage is a very surreal, and grotesque emotion, so for the video we wanted my character to embody that. The costume was miserable to wear. It felt heavy, cold, and wet. Whizzing was a nightmare, and I was attracting alot of bugs once we got to the swamp. What I was amazed by was the huge amount of people who kept trying to interrupt what we were trying to do. I stopped being another human being walking around downtown Toronto, I became an invitation for mean comments, dirty looks, terrible jokes, horrible screams, the list goes on. This video captures some of those moments, and tells a story about a gross monster who just doesn’t fit in. Expressing anger can be a very alienating process. You are essentially trying to repel the people around you, usually because you are feeling wounded and vulnerable.”
Dilly Dally are on the cover of this week’s Now Magazine, along with an interview which touches upon the band’s beginnings, their place in the DIY scene, and Monks’ iconic voice.
Dilly Dally’s first LP, ‘Sore,’ is due out on October 8th via Buzz Records in Canada and on Partisan Worldwide. We can’t wait for this one, since every single so far has been killer. The album’s first single, Desire, has been subject to near universal acclaim and has positioned ‘Sore’ as one of the most anticipated debuts of 2015.
In support of the record Dilly Dally will be embarking on their first North American headlining tour.
10/21/15 – Chicago, IL – Promontory
10/23/15 – Winnipeg, MB – The Goodwill
10/25/15 – Calgary, AB – Broken City
10/27/15 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
10/28/15 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
10/29/15 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
11/22/15 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
11/03/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
11/04/15 – San Diego, CA – The Hideout
11/05/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
11/06/15 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
11/07/15 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
11/08/15 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
11/11/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
11/12/15 – Washington, DC – DC9
11/13/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11/14/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
11/16/15 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
11/17/15 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
11/18/15 – Montreal, QC – Piccolo Rialto
11/27/15 – Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
For more information on Dilly Dally, visit dillydallyband.com.