Toronto’s DILLY DALLY return today with a new animated music video for Marijuana – a highlight from their recently released second album, Heaven (out now on Partisan Records) – directed by Andrew Knives.
News of the video comes accompanied by a fresh batch of tour dates announced for January 2019. The band will perform at Headrow House in Leeds on January 24th.
Since its release in September, new album Heaven has gone down to glowing reviews from numerous publications. Pitchfork called it “a thrilling second album,” that “subtly chips back at the ways music is exploited by capitalism,” praising Monks’ singular voice as “jagged, on fire, intoxicating.” NME lauded its “nine brilliant, woozy grunge-influenced punk tracks” as transcendent and empowering, while DIY noted how the band has emerged “defiant and reborn” and Q drew attention to the album being “floodlit by stadium-sized drums and vast, airborne melodies.”
“This feels like the album we’d make if the band died and went to heaven,” says Monks about the album. In a sense, that’s precisely what happened. Heaven rose from the ashes after the four-piece almost decided to call it quits following the rigorous cycle around their much-loved 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. Be sure not to miss it when it rolls through your town.