Dilly Dally debut new single “Sober Motel”
Toronto band Dilly Dally have shared “Sober Motel”, the new single off their forthcoming release, Heaven, available September 14th via Partisan. The track is described as “a searing battle cry for sobriety.” This fall the band will tour with FIDLAR, starting September 7th in Minneapolis, MN.
Dilly Dally Singer/guitarist Katie Monks on “Sober Motel”:
“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’s bass player) who was struggling with addiction. We all were realizing 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 romanticized 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).
Heaven rose from the ashes after Dilly Dally almost decided to call it quits following the rigorous cycle around their debut, Sore. Instead, they’ve returned with a fierce, fiery ode to optimism, a distortion-soaked creed for hope and beauty in a world of darkness and doubt.
Aug 18 – Rock Creek, Canada – Ponderosa Music Festival
Sep 7 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
Sep 8 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre *
Sep 10 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall *
Sep 11 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre *
Sep 12 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre *
Sep 14 – Boston, MA – Paradise *
Sep 15 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
Sep 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
Sep 18 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
Sep 19 – Durham, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
Sep 21 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom *
Sep 22 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *
Sep 23 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s *
Sep 25 – El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace
Oct 3 – Berlin, Germany – Maze Club
Oct 4 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – V11
Oct 5 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
Oct 8 – Paris, France – Espace B
Oct 9 – London, UK – Sebright Arms
Oct 18 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park *
Oct 19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren *
Oct 22 – Austin, TX – Emo’s *
Oct 23 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall *
Oct 24 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall *
Oct 26 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre *
Oct 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot *
Oct 29 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre *
Oct 30 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo *
Oct 31 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
Nov 2 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *
Nov 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium *
* with FIDLAR
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