Toronto indie rockers Dilly Dally are breaking up. The band revealed the news on Instagram today (March 2), writing: “It’s time for us to move forward and continue our journeys separately.” The statement continues: “We wanted to say goodbye on a positive note. That’s why we are self-releasing two new songs today. Recorded close to home in Toronto, they came about naturally over the last year or so.”
The tracks—titled “Colour of Joy” and “Morning Light”—are available on Dilly Dally’s Bandcamp page. Read Dilly Dally’s full remarks below, and scroll down to hear their final singles.
In addition to releasing two new songs, Dilly Dally have announced a farewell show. The concert will take place on May 27 at Toronto venue Lee’s Palace with guests Bad Waitress and Breeze. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.
Dilly Dally formed in 2009 and released their debut full-length, Sore, in 2015. Their second and final LP, Heaven, arrived in 2018. The quartet featured singer and guitarist Enda Monks, guitarist Liz Ball, bassist Annie Jane Marie, and drummer Ben Reinhartz.
Thank you to anyone who’s ever come to see us perform, the artists who’ve inspired us, and everyone in the extended DD family. It’s time for us to move forward and continue our journeys separately.
We wanted to say goodbye on a positive note. That’s why we are self-releasing two new songs today. Recorded close to home in Toronto, they came about naturally over the last year or so.
For anyone who’s shown support in any way, from fans to friends to collaborators: We could not have accomplished what we did without each of you, and will be forever grateful.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified two members of the band. It has since been updated.
This article was originally published on Thursday, March 2, at 3:47 p.m. Eastern. It was last updated on Sunday, March 5, at 4:14 p.m. Eastern.