The Amazons announce UK tour, drop new single ‘Junk Food Forever’

As the bands album release draws ever closer, The Amazons continue the upwards momentum that they’ve maintained throughout the year by sharing their new single ‘Junk Food Forever’ which is viewable below!

In addition to the single, the band have now announced some details of an autumn UK headline tour. You can view the dates here;

OCTOBER
2nd – The Waterfront, Norwich
3rd – The Leadmill, Sheffield
4th – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
6th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
8th – The Riverside, Newcastle
9th – The Tramshed, Cardiff
11th – Phoenix, Exeter
12th – The 02 Forum, London
13th – Engine Rooms, Southampton
14th – SWX, Bristol

The Dollyrots – Whiplash Splash [REVIEW]

The pop punk scene thrives with the veteran bands that are still able to pull out some great enjoyable music time and time again. One of those bands who has still remained to be underground is The Dollyrots and whilst they might have a decent following in the USA, around the world they still seem to be plying their craft, but now with their eighth studio album, they might hit gold!

Opening track ‘I Do’ gives you a nice bubbly feeling right out of the gate with infectious riffs and vocal patterns that tend to be the main theme throughout the entire record as it leads into ‘Babbling Idiot’ which focuses more on the bass tone rather than the guitar, which helps provide a nice atmosphere for the track. It sounds like a more quickened pace and joyful rendition of ‘Ring Of Fire’ at points, but that only heightens the intrigue for the record. ‘Mermaid’ sounds more like an indie punk track, which is a nice show of versatility within the groups structure. The vocals are really great to listen to throughout the record as they don’t try and overdo it with anything too over complicated and give you something that feels sweet and befitting of a pop punk/alternative rock band.

Moving through the record, the band seems to be a bit more daring with its approach, but still remains in that box. ‘Squeeze Me’ goes on a tangent with its intro, but goes back into what you’re used to with the band with the bouncy and lively instrumentation. As you carry on going down the tracklist, whilst it makes you feel that much more happier listening to the tracks, it can feel a bit tedious with the same themes seeming to crop up every so often. The next track sounds like a medley of pop punk bands without their known distinct vocal path. ‘City Of Angels’ goes around with the same flavours of Blink 182 and Sum 41 at points which only raises the bar for them and will definitely be the cult classic song on the record.

Towards the end of the record, It carries on with its same loveliness as the beginning of the record it, with ‘Other Trucker’ sounding like a TV theme for a children’s show with the structure and musical themes that pop out of the track more often than others, especially with the ‘doo doo doo’ choruses. The final track to round off the entire record is a cover of the Katrina & The Waves track ‘Walking On Sunshine’ and it definitely sticks close to the original, giving it that jumpy and dance fuelled adrenaline that is known for the song and it’s amplified that nostalgic qualities into the new modern flavour that the band has provided.

Whilst not being anything that makes them stand out from the crowd, The Dollyrots are making something that is full of life and love that will no doubt make you smile when you listen to it from front to back. A pop punk record that will no doubt become a fan favourite for the years to come.

[7/10]