Dilly Dally almost quit after a tough time supporting debut album Sore a couple of years ago, but thankfully they didn't and have channeled that pain into a powerful second album Heaven, which will come out on September 14th. One of the songs most directly written about their challenges is 'Sober Motel', which is released today.

Singer/guitarist Katie Monks explains: "'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 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)."

The catharsis and power of fighting back against that downward spiral is evident in every single electrified note, thwacked skin and excoriating vocal emitted in 'Sober Motel'. It's a devastating and invigorating song of pure passion, unforgiving in its viscerality and all the more beautiful for it. There really is nothing to say about it beyond what Monks has told us, and what is contained within the song's powerful four minutes - so listen below.

Previous single 'I Feel Free' will also feature on Heaven, which comes out through Partisan on September 14th. Dilly Dally are touring far and wide in support of the album, including this handful of European dates:

Oct 3 | Maze Club - Berlin, DE
Oct 4 | V11 - Rotterdam, NL
Oct 5 | Botanique - Brussels, BE
Oct 8 | Espace B - Paris, FR
Oct 9 | Sebright Arms - London, UK