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Dilly Dally - Sober Motel

It’s rare that a band can pour so much of themselves into a song and still manage to make it an enjoyable listen.
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Dilly Dally - Sober Motel
Published: 9:46 am, August 15, 2018Words: Jake Hawkes.

As they ramp up to the release of their second album, Dilly Dally are taking time to reflect on what their first did to them as a band. On ‘Sober Motel’ they cover the thorny topics of addiction, sobriety and...motels (but mainly the first two).

‘Sober Motel’ stems from Dilly Dally bass player Tony’s struggles with addiction, and the resulting song is a strained, exhausted masterpiece. The track itself is a frustrated blast of sound, with singer Katie Monks’ vocals starting softly but quickly twisting into an emotional barrage, carried along by a wailing guitar.

It’s rare that a band can pour so much of themselves into a song and still manage to make it an enjoyable listen for someone that knows nothing of its background, but Dilly Dally have pulled it off. They’ve planted their flag and decided to stand against the romanticising of the dangerous lifestyle choices musicians are often encouraged to make. That’s something that would deserve praise no matter the quality of the song itself, but don’t worry, ‘Sober Motel’ is pretty damn good, to boot.

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