Earlier this year, the Canadian four-piece released their sensational second album The Sun and Her Scorch, which was met with praise by NPR, Sunday Times Culture and The Line of Best Fit, to name a few. Throughout the year, the band have taken to sharing covers of their favourite tracks on YouTube from quarantine, and this new EP collects these with brand new recordings of some of the band’s most beloved tracks, including never-before-heard renditions of The National and Britney Spears.
Speaking about the Britney Spears cover, frontwoman Katie Munshaw says, “We chose to cover Lucky by Britney because it’s a great song, the same way I think all of the other cover songs we chose are great. I hate when music snobs stick their noses up at mainstream pop that is largely embraced by young girls. I always think like what if some old white rock dude released Lucky? Some writer would eat that shit up. Listening to music with a preconceived lens will make up your mind about a song before you even get to the first chorus. Good songs are good songs. Oh yeah and girls rule. End quote.”
With their debut album Baby Teeth and its follow up The Sun and Her Scorch, Dizzy have exhibited their flair for crafting vibrant melodies and deeply personal, relatable lyrics. They have collaborated with the likes of MUNA, Gengahr and U.S. Girls and performed live with Bleachers and Oh Wonder. The band’s debut won the prestigious Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year – a title previously held by Arcade Fire – while its follow up garnered support from BBC Radio 1 and NME.
- Slack Jaw (Sylvan Esso Cover)
- Light Years (The National Cover)
- This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads Cover)
- Lucky (Britney Spears Cover)