Dilly Dally - New Album 'Heaven'

“This feels like the album we’d make if the band died and went to heaven,” says Dilly Dally guitarist/singer Katie Monks about her band’s upcoming second LP, aptly titled Heaven (out September 14th via Partisan Records). In a sense, that’s precisely what happened. Heaven rose from the ashes after the Toronto four-piece almost decided to call it quits following the rigorous cycle around their acclaimed debut, Sore. Instead, they’ve returned with a fierce, fiery ode to optimism, a distortion-soaked battle cry for hope and beauty in a world of darkness and doubt.

Opening track 'I Feel Free' is out now along with a video written and directed by Monks. The clip visualises the band’s struggle to breathe new life into old friendships. It shows Monks literally digging her three bandmates out of the ground, ultimately finding cathartic release in the form of a white Flying V, dug out of the fourth grave. 

Monks explains, “this song is me asking my bandmates to let go of what’s been weighing us down. We’re not going to let the past hold us back from our dreams. Let’s do this thing.”

Monks describes the sound of Heaven as “doom metal vibes with lots of positive messages.” Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck), she’s backed by Liz Ball (lead guitar), Benjamin Reinhartz (drums) and Jimmy Tony (bass). Collectively they weave from anthemic slate cleaners ('I Feel Free') to swamp-rock ferocity ('Doom') to epic queer tragedy ('Bad Biology') and beyond, while Monks’ singular wail remains one of the most powerful instruments in all of rock music.

Following an opening set last week for The Voidz at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere, Dilly Dally will tour extensively behind Heaven. This autumn they’ll hit the road with FIDLAR in the US with additional headline dates to follow, as well as a brief European run in October. 

Tour Dates:
 
Aug 18 | Ponderosa Music Festival - Rock Creek, Canada
Sept 07 | First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN *
Sept 08 | Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL *
Sept 10 | Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH *
Sept 11 | The Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI *
Sept 12 | Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, Canada *
Sept 14 - Paradise - Boston, MA *
Sept 15 | Terminal 5 - New York, NY *
Sept 16 | Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA *
Sept 18 | 9:30 Club - Washington, DC *
Sept 19 | Cat's Cradle - Durham, NC *
Sept 21 | Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN *
Sept 22 | Masquerade - Atlanta, GA *
Sept 23 | Tipitina's - New Orleans, LA *
Oct 3 | Maze Club - Berlin, DE
Oct 4 | V11 - Rotterdam, NL
Oct 5 | Botanique - Brussels, BE
Oct 8 | Espace B - Paris, FR
Oct 9 | Sebright Arms - London, UK
Oct 18 | Observatory Park North - San Diego, CA *
Oct 19 | The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ *
Oct 22 | Emo's - Austin, TX *
Oct 23 | White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX *
Oct 24 | Canton Hall - Dallas, TX *
Oct 26 | Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO *
Oct 27 | The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT *
Oct 29 | The Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, Canada *
Oct 30 | Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA *
Oct 31 | Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR *
Nov 02 | Fox Theater - Oakland, CA *

*w/ FIDLAR

 Photo credit: Michelle Homonylo

Photo credit: Michelle Homonylo

 credit: Vanessa Heins

credit: Vanessa Heins