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Watch: Dilly Dally Shares Gritty Performance Video For “The Touch”

Mike Mehalick November 4, 2015 News No Comments

Dilly Dally

I didn’t do a proper post-CMJ wrap up (my body was in shambles by that point), but if there was a winner of the annual music marathon, it was most certainly Toronto grunge-rockers Dilly Dally. The band has since embarked on an international tour that will carry them through 2016 in support of their excellent new LP, Sore.

Dilly Dally now shares the music video for single “The Touch,” which comes with the following heartrending story from lead vocalist/guitarist Katie Monks:

“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.”

Watch the video for Dilly Dally’s “The Touch” below and do yourself a favor and catch them at a date near you.

Dilly Dally Tour Dates:

11/04/15 – San Diego, CA – The Hideout
11/06/2015 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
11/07/15 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
11/08/15 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
11/09/15 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo
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
01/07/16 – London, UK – Victoria – SOLD OUT
01/09/16 – Berlin, Germany – Rosi’s
01/10/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Ideal Bar
01/11/16 – Hamburg, Germany – Molotow
01/12/16 – Munich, Germany – Milla
01/13/16 – Basel, Switzerland – Hirscheneck
01/15/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – De Nieuwe Anita
01/17/16 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
01/18/16 – Liege, Belgium – La Zone
01/19/16 – Paris, France – Mecanique Ondulatoire
01/22/16 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
01/23/16 – Manchester, UK – Castle Hotel
01/24/16 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
01/25/16 – Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds
01/26/16 – Bristol, UK – Louisiana
01/27/16 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
01/28/16 – London, UK – The Lexington
01/29/16 – Aldershot, UK – West End Centre

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Mike is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film & Video focused on screenwriting. His career stops have included editing positions at AOL, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. He regularly contributes to a variety of outlets. Follow him @mmehalick

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