Dilly Dally & Tigercub Live @ The Lexington, London 28/01/2016


Dilly Dally @ The Lexington
The Lexington on Pentonville Road is known for a few things, one being it's beer selection and the other being it's jukebox. It is also known for it's live music shows in it's upstairs music room. Last time I was here was to see The Slums support Hoodlums, but this time round it is for a sold out Dilly Dally show, a Canadian band that everyone is talking about.


Brighton three piece Tigercub are warming up the crowd tonight ahead of the headline band and it takes them a while to get going, with an unsure vibe on what they are about fills the room. But smashing into tracks like 'Bittersweet Motherfucker' you realise why we need a band like this. With heavy riffs that sound like they spawned out of Josh Homme's kitchen, you can understand why the lads are touring all over the place and with a string of festival appearances coming up, it looks like this is going to be Tigercub's summer.

Tigercub @ The Lexington
Tigercub @ The Lexington
Tigercub @ The Lexington
The room is tense for Dilly Dally to come on stage, you can just feel it that everyone in this room loves these guys. The band casually walk on stage to set up and once finally ready there is a brief pause, before they roar into “Snake Head”. With their set filled with tracks from their album 'Sore', songs like 'Desire' and the full blown dancer that is 'Ballin Chain'. Katie Monks gives limited crowd interaction between songs however she mouths the words “Thank You” to the crowd, which shows us it's not needed. As it's a mutual appreciation, the crowd loves Dilly Dally and Dilly Dally loves them.

The band thrash out an angry grunge fuelled set and after completion the crowd call for an encore, Katie crawls back on stage having thrown everything into that performance, showing us that despite their aggressive sound there is something playful and innocent about Dilly Dally, which is what I think makes them so charming.

Words & Photos of Ant Adams.


Dilly Dally
Dilly Dally

Dilly Dally


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