Dilly Dally: “Sober Motel”

One of the very best emerging rock bands in the world right now is Toronto’s Dilly Dally. Revolving around frontwoman Katie Monk’s towering vocals, the garage punk band released their awesome debut LP Sore in 2015 to critical acclaim and rapturous fan response. Things were relatively quiet on their end until a couple months ago when they returned with the soaring, piercing single “I Feel Free” – which we featured on our July Barn Playlist. And today, they’ve dropped another epic new song called “Sober Motel.”

According to Monks, the track was written about her friend and bandmate Tony’s struggle with addiction, and the rough-and-tumble nature of touring life that encourages drinking and drug use. “Fuck the notion that you should be higher/ I’ve been lost in a fog for forever,” she sings in a hypnotic, guttural moan that kicks the song into violent, stratospheric heights. It also features grungy, knotty guitar riffs and Monks’ impressive, raspy vocal shriek. Pummeling percussion, poignant, sobering lyrics and staticky power chords lend the track an especially thrashy vibe. Overall, it’s a total headbanger that also ponders the toughest of life’s questions.

Heaven, the highly anticipated sophomore album from Dilly Dally, comes out on September 14. When it drops, we’ll be sure to bring you full coverage. Also, if you’re feeling antsy like us, you can pre-order it HERE. And in the meantime, listen to “Sober Motel” below.

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