Canadian dream-pop band Dizzy have announced North American Spring tour dates kicking off with a headline show at Toronto’s The Mod Club on April 16 and including a string of dates supporting Tokyo Police Club. See below for more details and ticket links. The band which is comprised of brothers Alex (guitar), Mackenzie (bass), and Charlie (drums) Spencer, and close friend since 9th grade math class, Katie Munshaw (vocals) recently garnered 2 notable JUNO nominations for “Breakthrough Group of the Year” and “Alternative Album of the Year”, an incredible achievement for a band whose career has just taken off.
The band’s critically acclaimed debut LP Baby Teeth (Royal Mountain/Communion Music) is brimming with electro indie-pop confections that have helped the band reach an impressive 10 million plus streams. The talented four-piece toured the UK and Europe with Rolling Costal Blackout Fever this past fall, performed at the Austin City Limits Festival, and supported Montreal’s Stars on a handful of dates. Currently, Dizzy is working on new music for their anticipated follow-up record.
An eloquent lyricist who grew up inspired by music ranging from alternative (Alvvays, Bright Eyes) to the story telling qualities of country pop (Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks), Munshaw explains Baby Teeth is “mostly about my late teen years and the time since. Making music always stemmed from my being overly sensitive about everything. When you’re that close to so many people, you’re bound to meet the 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.”
For the Spencer brothers, making music seemed fated—thanks in large part to parents who put instruments in their hands at an early age. “They always encouraged us to learn the way we wanted to, whether that was by taking lessons or just learning songs we liked by listening to them,” Charlie recalls. Suburban boredom was another driving force behind their interest in music, and once they found a kindred spirit in Munshaw, the band began to take shape. An auspicious and fully realized debut, Baby Teeth marks the exciting arrival of a young Canadian band whose career is just beginning.
Dizzy Live Dates:
*Supporting Tokyo Police Club
Apr 16 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club (Headline show)
Apr 17 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus*
Apr 18 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre*
Apr 19 – Peterborough, ON @ The Red Dog*
Apr 21 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
Apr 23 – Oshawa, ON @ Oshawa Music Hall*
Apr 24 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s Concerts & Events*
Apr 25 – Windsor, ON @ The Polish Club*
Apr 26 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*
Apr 29 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
May 1 – Canmore, AB @ Communitea Cafe
May 3 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
May 4 – Victoria, BC @ Upstairs Cabaret
May 7 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar and Grill
May 9 – Edmonton, AB @ Temple
May 10 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina
May 11 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club
May 13 – Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club