Performing: Friday, July 8 at 6:45 pm on Kum & Go Stage
To hear Kate Monks scream is to hear a voice that sounds wise beyond its years. The lead singer of Toronto’s Dilly Dally has a spirit that drives her vocal chords over and through anything that stands in her way. The hardscrabble way she bends her voice suggests a maturity that may be a little coy, but that is nonetheless convincing. Her throat-crunching scowl is miles away from the un-revered petulance that some may find off-putting in her noise-punk brethren. It’s manic, but wise; Courtney Love with none of the madcap lunacy.
The able compliments of partner-in-crime Liz Ball on lead guitar, Jimmy Tony on Bass and Benjamin Reinhartz on drums ripen Monks' vocals on the band’s much heralded 2015 debut Sore. They are indicative of the recent Toronto alt-rock renisance along with follow acts The OBGMs, Pup and 80/35 alums Fucked Up. Firing on all cylinders, Dilly Dally is a remarkable force, and a can’t miss act at this year’s 80/35.