TEST SPIN: Dilly Dally — Sore


Toronto quartet Dilly Dally puts up a drawling cool-kid façade on their first album, Sore. “We partied harder than everyone else in high school, but we still got our shit done and got our grades,” singer Katie Marks told The Quietus’ John Freeman, referring to herself and guitarist, childhood friend Lizzy Ball. But, for all of their slacker malaise, Dilly Dally’s music evidences serious creative concentration. There’s the fact that, first and foremost, Dilly Dally is a group six years in the making. Marks and Ball formed the group straight out of secondary school; bassist Jimmy Tony and drummer Benjamin Reinhartz later came on board for Sore.