Canadian quartet Dizzy spin an ethereal blend of dream pop that they debuted on 2018's Baby Teeth, which won a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. They returned in 2020 with sophomore set The Sun and Her Scorch.
Formed in Oshawa, Ontario, the initial seeds of the group were planted in the mid-2010s by vocalist Katie Munshaw and guitarist/drummer Charlie Spencer, who met in high school math class and collaborated as a folksy acoustic duo. Later, Spencer's brothers, guitarist Alex and bassist Mackenzie, were recruited to form the founding incarnation of Dizzy, whose indie pop style was influenced by a wide range of artists including London Grammar, Radiohead, Stars, and Alvvays. Sprouting from suburban boredom and the desire to escape, they began writing material that ended up on their debut album, Baby Teeth (Royal Mountain Records), which landed in the summer of 2018. Produced by Damian Taylor (Björk, Arcade Fire, the Killers), Baby Teeth featured the Lorde-esque singles "Stars and Moons," "Pretty Thing," and "Swim." At the 2019 Juno Awards, the group were nominated for Breakthrough Group and Alternative Album of the Year, winning the latter prize. Returning to the studio for their follow-up, they sated fans with double A-side Heavy/Twist before rolling out the singles "Sunflower," "The Magician," and "Roman Candles" from their sophomore LP, The Sun and Her Scorch, which landed in the summer of 2020. ~ Neil Z. Yeung