Toronto’s Dilly Dally are back with their second album, ‘Heaven’, billed as a fierce, fiery ode to optimism. Katie Monks fills us in.
I wrote the songs on a white Flying V with lots of distortion pedals
I got that guitar to piss off all my music friends here in Toronto. I knew it was the least “cool” guitar I could start to embrace. And I wanted to show everyone that they were living in a Fender bubble, and it was OK to break the rules.
We almost broke up
After we toured the first record, the band was a mess. Everyone got swallowed into a deep depression like: On the road, there was no time to grieve anything. So when it was all said and done, there were a lot of grey clouds we had to push through. And we took time apart. I had to make peace with the fact that Dilly Dally might end. That’s when I started writing.