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Dilly Dally Discuss The Pressures Of Life on the Road With Sober Motel

Tuesday, 07 August 2018 Written by Helen Payne

Photo: Vanessa Heins

With a piercing, fiery punch of optimism, Dilly Dally have shared a new track.

Sober Motel is the latest scorching cut from the band’s second LP, 'Heaven', due for release on September 14 through Partisan Records.

The single comes inspired by the rigorous touring schedule surrounding their debut album, 'Sore', and the addicitions that can come with being on the road. Vocalist and guitarist Katie Monks explained:

Sober Motel is a celebration of sobriety, in the midst of an industry that is anything but. I wrote it in a motel bathroom after taking a mystical shower alone. There was something really pure about it all. The song spawned from a sadness I had for my friend Tony [Dilly Dally's bass player] who was struggling with addiction. We all were realising that being on the road had turned into volatile place for some of us, and it was heartbreaking. In a larger sense, alcohol is so romanticised within our culture. Knowing that it can send so many people into a downward spiral, I wanted to step forward and do the opposite of that, and present people with a different image. All of this in the hopes that it would create a sort of protective layer around the band each night on stage (and anyone else who feels the same).

In autumn, Dilly Dally tour North America with Fidlar and head over to Europe for a run of headline shows, including London’s Sebright Arms on October 9.

Dilly Dally Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows:

Tue October 09 2018 - LONDON Sebright Arms

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