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Dilly Dally release haunting ‘The Touch’ video

Thought November 1st meant all the scares were gone for another year?  Dilly Dally are upping the fear factor with their new video for ‘The Touch’.

While the phrase itself means “to move or act too slowly,” the rise of this Toronto based band Dilly Dally has been anything but. On their debut album, Sore, the band transform their love of ’90s bands like The Pixies and Nirvana into a dynamic, powerful set of songs, punctuated by the ragged, raw vocals of frontwoman Katie Monks.

Today’s KEXP Song of the Day is particularly special. Monks explained to Stereogum, “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, than I don’t know what is.”

Dilly Dally were just in Seattle last month, and will be heading to the UK in early 2016. check out this video, directed by David Waldman, a Toronto-based music photographer of over ten years.

Shaky, blown-out, black-and-white footage of the band’s raw-as-sushi performance is intercut with that of black cats, pointy nails, black lingerie and whips.

‘The Touch’ is taken from Dilly Dally’s debut album ‘Sore’, out now on Partisan. Read DIY’s 4-star review of the record, and catch up with our recent chat with the band, where they talk about egging ex-boyfriends’ houses. Charming.


Singer/songwriter Mackenzie Scott, better known as Torres, has announced her follow-up to 2013’s self-titled debut release. The nine-track offering is titled  “Sprinter”, and it’ll be out May 5th in the U.S. and May 18 in the UK/Europe via Partisan Recordings. Listen to the album opener “Strange Hellos” . It was produced by Rob Ellis (known for his work with PJ Harvey), with a backing band featuring Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley and PJ Harvey’s bassist Ian Oliver.

Here’s what Scott had to say about the album’s lyrical concerns, which reflect the experiences of her family. (Both Scott and her mother were adopted):

Whether it be abandonment, or fear of rejection, or perhaps inability to connect with people, comes down to that fear of isolation, of not being good enough. Those are themes that have cropped up in my personal life, in my writing, and my mom can definitely understand that herself.

This spring, Torres will be heading out on tour to celebrate the release of the new LP.

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Tipped by Sharon Van Etten: “I got to see Torres’ first show in New York at Cake Shop a while back. She was so nervous – she shyly said where she was from and that it was her first show, but as soon as she started playing you could feel that nervousness go away. It reminded me of when I first came to New York. She’s been kicking ass recently though, and I’m really excited for her.”