Oshawa dream pop band Dizzy have premiered their new single “Joshua” via Stereogum who says, “‘Joshua’ glows with singer Katie Munshaw’s vulnerability. The weight of her words creates gaps of silence in the song that you can easily crawl into…” The hauntingly pretty song can now be heard at this location and is available worldwide, via Royal Mountain Records at this location. Singer Katie Munshaw says it’s “a goodbye to someone who left my life unexpectedly. There’s a constant buzzing in your entire body after a relationship ends without closure. At first it chatters through to your teeth and bones, but eventually it dwindles down to a soft humming in a secret hiding spot in your heart. Coping. This song is ‘Goodbye, and thank you. I hope you’re well. This is what’s happened since you disappeared on me.’” “Joshua” follows their latest single “Pretty Thing,” which Stereogum praised for how “Munshaw navigates the gulf between indifference and certainty much like Lorde did on her debut Pure Heroine.”
Dizzy also announced their return to Brooklyn, NY to play a rooftop show at Elsewhere on May 31st. The band is confirmed to perform at the UK’s Great Escape Festival in May and Austin City Limits Festival in October. See below for a full itinerary of upcoming live dates.
Dizzy create evocative, electro indie-pop confections around narratives reflective of coming of age in suburbia. In the suburbs, life moves at a slower pace; routine is valued and gossip fuels the local news. Dizzy — three brothers Alex (guitar), Mackenzie (bass), and Charlie (drums) Spencer, with his close friend since 9th grade Math class, Katie Munshaw — are a band who make music to combat the anxieties of this provincial ennui. Their early singles for Royal Mountain Records / Communion Music are “Stars and Moons” and “Swim,” which received early accolades from outlets such as DIY, The Line of Best Fit, The 405, and Uproxx (noting the band are “one to keep an eye on”). Dizzy has also supported acts like Tei Shi and Bleachers on recent live dates.
Like most small-town millennials, Dizzy went to high school basement parties, discovered the dangerous distractions of social media, scraped their knees, fell in love, and felt insecure. Unlike most of their peers, though, Dizzy ditched the routine high school to college to 9 to 5 trajectory to create story-songs out of their coming of age in suburbia. “Oshawa is dense. We all grew up in modern suburbia so there’s an arm’s length between my neighbour’s house and mine.” Said Munshaw. “Making music always stemmed from my being overly sensitive about everything, so when you’re that close to so many people you’re bound to meet the essential characters that screw you up enough to start writing about them. Oshawa introduced me to friendship and heartache and change while keeping me bored enough to sit at home and write about it.”
Details on Dizzy’s forthcoming full-length debut album will be announced soon.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 14 – Point Éphémère – Paris, FR (w/ US Girls)
May 15 – Bermondsey Social Club – London, UK (w/ Boniface)
May 16 – Omeara – London, UK
May 17 – Great Escape Festival – Brighton, UK
May 18 – Great Escape Festival – Brighton, UK
May 31 – Elsewhere Rooftop – Brooklyn, NY
June 2 – Field Trip Festival – Toronto, ON
June 22 – Dragonboat Festival – Ottawa, ON
July 15 – Festival D’été – Quebec City, QC
September 2 – Rasberry Farms Festival – Hamilton, ON
October 5 – 14 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX