Watch Dilly Dally’s Video For “The Touch”

“Laced with dark, symbolic and ghostly imagery.”

November 04, 2015

Dilly Dally released Sore last month, and the band was one of the breakout acts at this year's CMJ Music Marathon. Today the group shared the video for "The Touch."


"I wrote this song for a friend of mine who was having suicidal thoughts," explained the band's singer and guitarist Katie Monk in a press release. "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, than I don't know what is."

The video came together with help from David Waldman, who Monk described as "a Toronto-based music photographer of over ten years." "His direction helped us illuminate the DIY punk scene," she continued. "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 above. Stream Sore and check out the band's tour dates below.

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

Watch Dilly Dally’s Video For “The Touch”