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]

The Dollyrots release new lyric video

The Dollyrots have released a lyric video for their track “Dance Like A Maniac” taken from their upcoming album “Whiplash Splash” due for release on the 24th March.
Check out the video below

 

The Dollyrots  have also made their full album available for streaming on their site ahead of the release.
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Album details

 

Tracklisting:

1) I Do
2) Babbling Idiot
3) Mermaid
4) Just Because I’m Blonde
5) Squeeze Me
6) This Addiction
7) City Of Angels
8) Saturday Morning
9) Dance Like A Maniac
10) Jump Start This Heart
11) Pack Of Smokes
12) Other Trucker
13) Walking On Sunshine

 

 

The Dollyrots release new album early for pledgers

The Dollyrots have provided their pledgers with an early release copy of the album 1 month before the official release on the 24th March.

Anyone who pledges between now and the official release date will receive the album, pledge below:
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The Dollyrots will also play a special online show on the 5th of March (9pm UK / 4pm US Eastern / 1pm US Pacific time) at the following link – https://www.stageit.com/the_dollyrots/the_whiplash_splash_live_debut/60055

 

Tracklisting:

1) I Do
2) Babbling Idiot
3) Mermaid
4) Just Because I’m Blonde
5) Squeeze Me
6) This Addiction
7) City Of Angels
8) Saturday Morning
9) Dance Like A Maniac
10) Jump Start This Heart
11) Pack Of Smokes
12) Other Trucker
13) Walking On Sunshine

 

The Dollyrots links

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The Dollyrots Are Set To Release New Album

Los Angeles based The Dollyrots over the past few years have been pumping out music and shows since 2014’s Barefoot and Pregnant, but the band are now set to release their sixth studio album Whiplash Splash. The album is pinned for release on March 24th and is set to be a great addition to the bands catalog and with a US tour already announced, there are opes for a UK tour also. The album is available for pre-order through their PledgeMusic campaign.