Oshawa-based quartet Dizzy have debuted a second stunning track, “Swim”, produced by Hollerado’s Nixon Boyd.
“Swim” is infectious pop at its most subtle and intriguing and comes on the heels of Dizzy’s equally enchanting debut single “Stars and Moons” which has already garnered over 120K streams on Spotify. The track also charted on Spotify’s Viral 50 and debuted on top tier playlists such as Spotify’s New Music Friday, New Music Now, Songpickr’s 2017 Best Songs as well as Apple Music’s Best of The Week and The A-List Indie (alongside St. Vincent, Beck, Porches, and Hamilton Leithauser).
Dizzy are a band well and truly poised to break in 2018. Formed by ethereal singer-songwriter Katie Munshaw and ‘band of brothers’ Charlie, Alex and Mackenzie Spencer, 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. Strip malls, skate parks, Arizona iced tea out of the corner store fridge – stuck in between highways. Hailing from Oshawa, Ontario, a city near Toronto with a population of just over 160K, Dizzy began making music to combat the anxieties of the vortex of boredom that is suburbia. Like anyone growing up in the digital age, the band went to basement parties, discovered social media, scraped their knees, fell in love, and felt insecure. For Dizzy, though, having the suburbs as their playground for experience, the band was encouraged to explore music and art outside of what was right in front of them, and to create their own.
“Oshawa is dense. We all grew up in modern suburbia so there’s an arm’s length between my neighbour’s house and mine,” says 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.”