Dilly Dally drops second single “Purple Rage”

Dilly Dally have shared their second single "Purple Rage" from their forthcoming release 'Sore'

Dilly Dally have shared the second single, “Purple Rage,” from their debut album, Sore. The track unfurls lead singer and guitarist Katie Monks’ snarling manifesto, “Don’t wanna know you / Don’t wanna know you / Don’t know me / you don’t know me / You try to stop me but I’m NOT DEAD!” over a squealing hook.

Monks said about the single, “Anger is such a powerful emotion. This song is meant to be an anthem for channeling all the rage we have into something positive. When I have been badly hurt in the past, I am usually filled with a huge amount of energy. I always try to use that energy to make myself ‘stronger’ and ‘tougher.’ For me, that has meant working harder on the band plus my art shit, quitting cigarettes cold turkey after being a pack a day smoker, dying my hair weird colors, investing more energy into my friends…all kinds of stuff. It’s kinda like you become a superhero version of yourself…and no one can fuck with you.”

Dilly Dally’s debut album, Sore, will be released on October 9, 2015. Sore is a dynamic album that rarely lets up; it is both heavy and melodic, with pop sensibilities that shine through the noise. After years of rotating members (founding member & guitarist Liz Ball and Monks have traded out three drummers and bassists), they have settled with Benjamin Reinhartz on drums and Jimmy Tony on bass. Dilly Dally plays like one person, a unit that works to infect the audience. Their debut is strong, due in part to production from Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Greys) and Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Austra, Dusted). On it, Monks and crew manage to allude to Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Distillers, and The Pogues. Monks calls Sore “All that and a bag of weed.”

“Sore is an album about rebirth,” she says, “hence its disgusting guitar tones and constant moaning. What can I say, happiness is a struggle, but the last thing I’d ever want you or anyone else to do is give up that fight.”

Dilly Dally are ready to embark on their first headline tour this fall. The band will play CMJ Music Marathon in New York before hitting the road to play both east coast and west coast dates. Full touring route it below.

“Music, to me, is a cultural conversation happening all the time – and I wanna be a part of it. Listen to what others are saying, and respond…it all connects to what is going on in the world. We came from the suburbs with complete naivety, and blind faith in our dreams,” says Monks. “We still have that blind faith, I guess. Perhaps, we are less naive.”

Dilly Dally
(October 9th, Partisan Records / Buzz Records)

01. Desire
02. Ballin Chain
03. Snake Head
04. The Touch
05. Next Gold
06. Purple Rage
07. Get To You
08. Witch Man
09. Green
10. Ice Cream
11. Burned By The Cold

Tour Dates:

10/21 – Chicago, IL @ Promontory
10/23 – Winnipeg, WB @ The Goodwill
10/25 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City
10/27 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
10/28 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
10/29 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
11/2 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
11/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
11/4 – San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
11/5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/6 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
11/7 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
11/8 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
11/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
11/12 – Washington, DC @ DC9
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
11/16 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/17 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
11/18 – Montreal, QC @ Piccolo Rialto
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern