One of Canada’s most promising bands right now hails from the heart of suburbia, a short drive from downtown Toronto, in Oshawa, Ontario.
Over the last year, the group have been methodically releasing new material, biding their time as they soak up fans before they release a full album. Dizzy shared a new single today called “Pretty Thing” via Stereogum, following “Swim” and “Stars and Moons”. Dizzy shared their thoughts about their upbringing and how it formed their songwriting style.
Oshawa is dense. We all grew up in modern suburbia so there’s an arm’s length between my neighbour’s house and mine. 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.
Listen to “Pretty Thing” as well as their Collective Arts Black Box performance of “Swim” below: