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The Dollyrots Release ‘Whiplash Splash’ LP Today

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, today. The album is available on CD, limited-edition aqua blue vinyl, and digitally on their very own Arrested Youth Label with distribution via MVD Entertainment Group. The album is produced by the band and longtime Producer John Fields and The Dollyrots signature spirit shines through in melodic guitar riffs, irresistible hooks, and punked-out woah-ohs

You can read The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash here and the LP can be purchased here

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The Dollyrots

Whiplash Splash

Arrest Youth Records
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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

Irrepressible punk rock duo The Dollyrots have released their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, today, the 24th March 2017, on their own Arrest Youth label. Whiplash Splash marks their first studio album since 2014’s Barefoot and Pregnant, as with it’s predecessor this is a completely fan funded DIY album that marks The Dollyrots commitment to doing things completely on their own terms. The new album also marks the addition of their daughter Daisy Moon to their entourage that already includes their three year old son River and tour dog Quito, you might think that having a second child would slow The Dollyrots down, but it seems that nothing will keep this duo from doing what they love, and what they love doing is producing punk rock and touring, usually with their children, and dog, in tow.

I Do kicks things off in fine style with their trademark pop punk chainsaw guitars and infectious choruses, The Dollyrots have always opened their albums with a storming track, and Whiplash Splash is no exception to this tradition, Babbling Idiot adds another helping of their joyous trademark bouncy punk rock, but Whiplash Splash isn’t just an album of uptempo buzzsaw guitar tracks, although I wouldn’t be complaining if it was. Tracks such as Mermaid , Saturday Morning, Other Trucker, and the superb slow burning This Addiction, bring a slower, although equally anthemic, element to the album, whilst Jump Start This Heart has a distinctly eighties feel to it, this is the only track that to me feels a bit out of place as it veers dangerously close to power ballad territory. These tracks are littered amongst pop punk gems such as Just Because I’m Blonde, Squeeze Me, Dance Like A Maniac, Pack Of Smokes and the frantic City Of Angels. Whiplash Splash closes with a cover of Katrina And The Waves 1985 feel good hit, Walking On Sunshine, of course it’s been given a suitable treatment by The Dollyrots who are a band who have good form when it comes to well chosen and reworked cover version.

The Dollyrots have delivered yet another album that borders of perfection, one that is a welcome addition to their extensive back catalogue. They are a band that do what they do, they deliver upbeat sun splashed pop punk, and to be honest I can’t think of anyone who delivers this kind of effervescent bubblegum punk any better than they do. If you already love The Dollyrots then Whiplash Splash is an album that won’t disappoint on any level, if you’re unfamiliar with them then this would make a damn fine starting point. Is this their finest album? that’s a tough call to make, Whiplash Splash is certainly as good as anything they’ve released to date, it contains everything we’ve come to know and love about The Dollyrots, and after almost two decades, eight albums and numerous drummers what more could you ask for?

The Dollyrots website and online store can be found here

Southview Release Video For ‘Sunny Places For Shady People’

Southview Sunny PlacesFlorida acoustic pop punk band Southview have releaseda new music video for the title track off their new EP, Sunny Places For Shady People, that was released on Standby Records on the March 17th 2017.

Sunny Places For Shady People is available here and via Spotify and iTunes.

You can view the video for Sunny Places For Shady People, and Southview‘s tour dates, below Read More…

The Dollyrots Release Lyric Video For ‘Babbling Idiot’

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots are set to release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, on the 24th March, the album will be available on CD, limited edition aqua blue vinyl and digital formats via their very own Arrested Youth Label. The Dollyrots have now released another video ahead of the album’s release, this time they have released a lyric video for the track Babbling IdiotThe Dollyrots are currently on tour in support of the new album with support from The Two Tens.

Whiplash Splash can be pre-ordered via The Dollyrots website here

You can view the lyric video for Babbling Idiot, and The Dollyrots tour dates, below Read More…

The Dollyrots Release Lyric Video For ‘I Do’

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots are set to release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, on the 24th March, the album will be available on CD, limited edition aqua blue vinyl and digital formats via their very own Arrested Youth Label. The Dollyrots have now released a second video ahead of the album’s release, this time they have released a lyric video for the track I Do. The Dollyrots will be touring in support of the album throughout 2017 with the first run of dates kicking off this week, all dates will feature support from The Two Tens.

Whiplash Splash can be pre-ordered via The Dollyrots website here

You can view the lyric video for I Do, and The Dollyrots tour dates, below Read More…

Southview Announce New EP And US Tour Dates

Southview Sunny PlacesSouthview are a four piece pop punk band originating from Florida, they have previously toured the Eastern United States with their self-released debut EP, Whatever It Takes, now the band is setting forth on their first full tour of United States, and they have announced the release of their sophomore EP, Sunny Places For Shady People, via Standby Records on the 17th March 2017.

You can pre-order Sunny Places For Shady People here

Southview‘s tour dates can be found here

The Dollyrots Release Full Stream Of ‘Whiplash Splash’

dollyrots WSWith The Dollyrots sixth album, Whiplash Splash, just over a couple of weeks away from its full release, the band have shared a video of the album’s first official single and have also released a full stream of the album ahead of it’s release. Dance Like A Maniac is the first single, and it’s everything one might expect of The Dollyrots, a short, sharp hyperactive blast of bubblegum punk, not content with the release of just a new single, The Dollyrots have also made the full Whiplash Splash album available to be streamed.

You can purchase Whiplash Splash via Pledge Music here and stream the album here

You view the video for Dance like A Maniac, and The Dollyrots tour dates, below Read More…

Belmont Announce Spring Tour With Hot Mulligan

belmont hot mulligan tourChicago pop punks Belmont will tour with Michigan’s Hot Mulligan this spring, the tour dates will run from May 19 through to June 4. The band will also be supporting Four Year Strong at a local show at Bottom Lounge on March 18th.

You can stream and download Hot Mulligan‘s Opportunities EP here

Belmont‘s Between You And Me EP can be streamed here

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The Dollyrots Release Video For ‘Dance Like A Maniac’

dollyrots WSAs the build up continues to the release of the band’s new album, Whiplash Splash, on March 24, The Dollyrots have released a video for the track Dance Like A Maniac. The supporters on Pledge Music have already gotten the album a full month before its release, the pledge campaign will continue until release date, so it’s not too late to get the album early. Whiplash Splash marks their first studio album since 2014’s Barefoot and Pregnant, the new album will be available on CD, blue vinyl and digital formats via their very own Arrested Youth Label.

You can order Whiplash Splash here and view the video for Dance Like A Maniac below Read More…

The Dollyrots To Hold Stage It Event For ‘Whiplash Splash’

dollyrots WSAs the build up continues to the release of The Dollyrots new album, Whiplash Splash, on March 24, the band have announced that the Pledge Music campaign will continue until release date, so it’s not too late to show your support and get the album early. You can also join the duo on Sunday March 5 at 1:00pm PST / 4pm EST for a special live acoustic Stage It event of songs from the new album, they will be giving away limited test pressings, autographed CD’s, and a chance to hang with The Dollyrots as prizes to the top tippers.

Tickets for The Dollyrots Stage It event on March 5th can be purchased here

The Dollyrots Pledge Music campaign can be found here

The Dollyrots New LP ‘Whiplash Splash’ Available For Pre-Order

dollyrots WSThe Dollyrots are set to release their latest album, Whiplash Splash, on March 24 via the band’s own Arrest Youth Records Label, the new album also includes appearances from Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup) and Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo). The Dollyrots also plan to tour in support of the album throughout 2017, the first run of dates kick off on March 16 in Chicago and finishes off with two shows in the band’s Southern California home base, all dates will feature support from The Two Tens

Whiplash Splash can be ordered on CD, aqua blue vinyl and digital formats here

The Dollyrots tour dates with The Two Tens can be viewed here

Belmont Announce US Shows With The Weekend Classic

Belmont March TourChicago pop-punks Belmont have announced a string of March tour dates with Indiana’s The Weekend Classic, as well as a hometown show supporting Four Year Strong at Bottom Lounge on March 18.

The latest EP by Belmont, Between You & Me, can be streamed here

Belmont‘s Facebook page can be found here

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Light The Way Grace

Light The Way

Grace

Indie Vision Music
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

Grace was originally released at the tail end of last year, now Californian pop punkers Light The Way have signed to Indie Vision Music, and with that their EP has now gained digital distribution across all the major networks. Light The Way are an unashamedly pop punk band, there is nothing on here that you haven’t heard before, but the important factor is that whilst the material on the Grace EP isn’t anything new, it is done well, and that is the next best thing.

Note To Self kicks things off with an anthemic dose of nostalgic pop punk, everything about this harks bark to pop punk’s golden era when bands such as Blink 182 could do no wrong, every track on this EP bears the hallmarks of a genre that divides opinion amongst the punk community, personally I do like a bit of pop punk, providing that it doesn’t veer too far into the pop realm. The Grace EP treads a very safe and unadventurous path through the pop punk world, appearing to stop along the way only to cherry pick their favourite elements for inclusion on the Grace EP.

Grace is five tracks of retro pop punk, it has all the harmonies, hooks, catchy choruses and bouncy anthemic hallmarks that you would expect from a band that play pop punk, Light The Way are clearly influenced by the bands they grew up listening to, think of bands such as Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, The Swellers, The Wonder Years, Yellowcard, Over It and Blink 182 and you know exactly what to expect on the Grace EP.

Grace is now available on all digital networks via Indie Vision Music

The Grace EP is also available as a name your price download via Light The Way‘s Bandcamp here

Light The Way‘s Facebook page can be found here

Coast To Coast To Release ‘The Length Of A Smile’ EP

Coast To Coast Length Of A SmileBirmingham pop punk band Coast to Coast have announced that they will release their new EP, The Length Of A Smile, on the 24th March via Fox Records and the EP is now available for pre-order. Coast to Coast have developed a repertoire of songs which fly the pop-punk flag high and mighty, but also show a keen willingness to push their sound outside of the genre’s norms, singing songs with proud regional accents and tackling themes of loss and hopelessness within their lyrics.

The Lenghth Of A Smile EP can be pre-ordered via Fox Records here

The video for the lead single, Graduation Day, can be viewed below Read More…

Last Call For The Dollyrots Pledge Music Campaign

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots are set to release their sixth studio album Whiplash Splash on March 24. The album will be available on deluxe digipack CD with exclusive poster insert, limited-edition aqua blue vinyl and digitally on the band’s very own Arrest Youth Label. The new album is completely fan-funded through Pledge Music and includes appearances from Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup) and Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo). This Friday, February 17 is the last call for pledger only bundles, pledgers will also receive the album and two exclusive bonus tracks a full month before the official release date.
 
Whiplash Splash can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here
 

Coast To Coast To Release ‘The Length Of A Smile’ EP

Coast To Coast Length Of A SmileBirmingham pop-punk band Coast to Coast have announced details of their new EP, The Length Of A Smile, that is due for release on 24th March 2017 through Fox Records and the EP is now available for pre-order. Drawing influences from bands like Real Friends, Turnover & Modern Baseball, Coast to Coast have developed a repertoire of songs which fly the pop-punk flag high and mighty, but also show a keen willingness to push their sound outside of the genre’s norms.

The Length Of A Smile EP can be pre-ordered here

The video for the track, Post Graduation, and the band’s Spring tour dates,can be viewed below Read More…

When We Team Up Release ‘Shut Up And Fly’ EP

When We Team Up SUAFHailing from the rainy mountains of the Pacific Northwest, When We Team Up are a fast-paced pop-punk band, now the Portland five-piece have released their debut EP, Shut Up And Fly, and have made music videos for each song on the record. The EP is available via Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.

A small run of physical CD’s of the EP will include a cover of The Movielife song Jamestown.

When We Team Up‘s Facebook page can be found here

The videos for all of the tracks from the Shut Up And Fly EP can be viewed below Read More…

The Dollyrots Confirm US Tour With The Two Tens

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots are set to release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, on March 24, the album will be available on CD, limited edition sea foam blue vinyl and digitally on their very own Arrest Youth Label. Whiplash Splash marks their first studio album since 2014’s Barefoot and Pregnant. The Dollyrots plan to tour in support of the album throughout 2017, the first run of dates kick off on March 16 in Chicago and finishes off with two shows in the band’s Southern California home base, all dates will feature support by friends The Two Tens.

Whiplash Splash can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here

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The Dollyrots To Release ‘Whiplash Splash’ In February

dollyrots WSWith The Dollyrots, it’s always been a family affair, now the pop punk stalwarts sixth album is ready to be released in less than a month, Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas are also celebrating a new addition to their rock and roll tribe, Miss Daisy Moon, born at the end of November. While one might think the rigors of childbirth would slow them down, this punk rock household has managed to crank out 24 updates for their loyal fans over the past two trimesters, showing off album art, songs from the new album, exclusive demo downloads, and of course, their beautiful soon-to-be rockstar children.

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I’m Fine Premiere New Song ‘Merit Badge’ From Upcoming LP

Im Fine NKBNew Orleans, Louisiana’s I’m Fine are premiering the track Merit Badge off their upcoming album, Never Knowing Best, that is due out February 3rd 2017 via Wiretap Records. The new record was recorded in the band’s hometown of Nola by James Whitten (Pears, Thou) with help from Brian Pretus of Pears.

You can pre-order Never Knowing Best digitally here and the limited edition cassette here

You can stream Merit Badge here

When We Team Up Confirm Release Date For ‘Shut Up And Fly’ EP

when-we-team-up-suafPortland, OR pop punk five piece, When We Team Up, are a fast paced pop punk band who aim to bring back the fun of catchy riff-centric pop punk to the Pacific Northwest, an area that has been lacking in the genre for some years now. When We Team Up have announced that they will release their debut EP, Shut Up and Fly, on January 20, 2017.

The first single, The Wandering, is streaming here

A small run of physical CD’s of the EP will include a cover of The Movielife song Jamestown.

Under Fire Confirm Release Date For The Blackout EP

under-fire-blackoutDerry, NH pop punks Under Fire will release the Blackout EP on January 6th, the EP was produced by Chris Curran (Reclaim Studios) and Alan Day (Four Year Strong).

You can stream the Blackout EP here and you can pre-order the EP here

Under Fire‘s Facebook presence can be found here

The video for the title track from the Blackout EP can be viewed below Read More…

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Get Married

Into The Cosmos

Wiretap Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Californian punk band Get Married released their sophomore EP, Into The Cosmos, earlier this month via Wiretap Records, Into The Cosmos follows on from their impressive 2015 debut, Four Songs, and builds and refines the style they introduced us to on their initial release. Get Married have a fine pedigree as the members have been involved in the Californian punk scene, in particular guitarist and vocalist Jaake Margo is well known in his local scene, having previously been in bands such as Cheers to DoerrDisabled Intent and Kill The Bats prior to the formation of Get Married, now hopefully Get Married will gain him recognition outside of his native state.

Dream Boy opens Into The Cosmos with an infectious blast of upbeat pop punk with a breakdown that comes straight of the doo wop handbook and boasts lush harmony vocals on the chorus, Kuzco’s Poison ups the ante with a more frantic number that contains all the elements of the opener, but all delivered in a more frenetic style. Kingpin continues the joyous upbeat vibe of the EP with a rock ‘n roll chorus and finally New Neighbour brings Into The Cosmos to a close, this is a shift in style and they dip their toe into the more energetic side of indie, it reminds me more of The Fratellis or Dirty Pretty Things than their punkier influences, don’t interpret that as a bad thing as it isn’t, as this just adds another dimension to an impressive EP.

Into The Cosmos channels early doo wop with a modern punk twist along with elements of emo, indie and pop punk, think of Elvis Costello fronting a cross between Silver Sun, Weezer and Masked Intruder and you’re probably about there. Get Married‘s latest EP marks my final review of 2016 for The Punk Site, and after the year that 2016 has been, one that’s seen us lose far too many faces and seen too many idiotic decisions made, but if you want something to lift you spirits and see you into 2017 in fine style then Into The Cosmos would make a damn fine addition to your new years eve playlist. You can stream Into The Cosmos on Spotify and Apple Music and download via iTunes and Bandcamp, the EP is also available on Green or Red  7″ vinyl via Wiretap Records.

You can stream and purchase Into The Cosmos here and pick up the 7″ vinyl here
 

Wicked Bears Announce January US Tour Dates

wicked-bears-tour-jan-17Salt Lake City pop punkers Wicked Bears have announced January 2017 dates for their Danger Zone Tour, the band are on the road in support of their self titled EP, the Wicked Bears EP was released via Hidden Home Records earlier this year

The Wicked Bears self titled EP can be streamed and purchased here

Wicked Bears Facebook page can be found here

The dates for the January 2017 Danger Zone Tour can be viewed below

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The Dollyrots Release Xmas Single And Video

dollyrots-xmas-162016 has been a busy year for The Dollyrots, they released their live album, Family Vacation, relentlessly toured, recorded their new studio album, Whiplash Splash, and celebrated the arrival of their second child last month, and even with a brand new three week old, and a three year old, they still managed to get a Holiday single and video together. The Dollyrots annual name your price Xmas single is available for download, this time they’ve given their usual hyperactive treatment to Mariah Carey‘s All I Want For Xmas Is You for the festive season

You can pre-order The Dollyrots new album, Whiplash Splash, here

You can download All I Want For Xmas Is You here and the video can be viewed below Read More…

Fuzzbox Release Let’s Go Supernova Video

fuzzbox-lgsFuzzbox have released the video for Let’s Go Supernova, the single, their first new recording since 2010, can be ordered via Pledge Music and there are still some very special limited edition signed goodies and merch up for grabs.

The Punk Site review of Let’s Go Supernova can be found here

Let’s Go Supernova is available via iTunes and the Fuzzbox Pledge Music campaign here

The video for Let’s Go Supernova, and the tour dates with The Wonderstuff, can be viewed below Read More…

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All Time Low

Straight To DVD II: Past, Present And Future Hearts

Hopeless Records
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Rating: 1/5

 
 

 

 

The extensively titled Straight To DVD II: Past, Present And Future Hearts is a live album by pop punk band All Time Low, this twenty one track epic, which includes two unreleased studio tracks, was recorded at Wembley Arena in March 2015. The album is normally issued in a multi format package, featuring a live album, live DVD and, if you order the deluxe version, an additional CD of unreleased recordings. I’m somewhat relieved that I was only sent the audio soundtrack as sometimes life is just too short.

This is a nineteen track live album with two unreleased bonus tracks attached, the first thing that strikes me is the crowd noise on this album, it’s so high in the mix it feels like I’m sat in the middle of the crowd, the second thing that struck me about the crowd noise on this album is that it’s extremely high pitched, it’s almost as if they’re playing exclusively to a barn full of children. Pop punk can be great, I adore Blink 182‘s Enema Of The State and Bowling For Soup‘s Drunk Enough To Dance, those are examples of a band playing punk with a poppy sheen, this is the other side of the coin. This is commercial pop music played with guitars with a slight overdrive, and to me that does not equate to punk, All Time Low are so poppy they manage to make almost every other pop punk band sound hardcore.

All Time Low may come under the pop punk banner, but as far as I’m concerned this is pop, there is no discernible punk content present on this, this is crowd pleasing pop music, nothing more nothing less. Straight To DVD II: Past, Present And Future Hearts is a compilation of radio friendly love songs played in a cavernous venue to ecstatic fans, and to be fair they sound like they’re having a marvellous time, but for me the only positive I can find in this is that I didn’t have to sit through the DVD.

Straight To DVD II: Past, Present And Future Hearts can be ordered, in an extensive array of bundles and formats, here

Get Married Release ‘Into The Cosmos’ EP

get-married-itcCalifornia punk band Get Married have announced that their new EP, Into The Cosmos, will be released today, Friday December 9th, via Wiretap RecordsInto The Cosmos channels early doo wop with a modern punk twist and a hint of emo and pop punk.

You can stream Into The Cosmos on Spotify and Apple Music and download via iTunes and Bandcamp, the EP is also available on Green or Red  7″ vinyl via Wiretap Records.

You can stream and purchase Into The Cosmos here and pick up the 7″ vinyl here
 

The Dollyrots Release Name Your Price Xmas Single

dollyrots-xmas-162016 has been a busy year for The Dollyrots, they released their live album, Family Vacation, relentlessly toured, recorded their new studio album, Whiplash Splash, and celebrated the arrival of their second child last month, and the Californian duo have still found time to continue to release pay what you can downloads of new songs. The Dollyrots have now released their annual name your price Xmas single, this time they’ve given their usual hyperactive treatment to Mariah Carey‘s All I Want For Xmas Is You for the festive season

You can pre-order The Dollyrots new album, Whiplash Splash, here

You can stream and download All I Want For Xmas Is You here

Get Married To Release New EP ‘Into the Cosmos’

get-married-itcCalifornia punk band Get Married have announced that their new EP, Into The Cosmos, will be released this Friday December 9th via Wiretap Records
 
Into The Cosmos channels early doo wop with a modern punk twist with a hint of emo and pop punk
 
You can order the Into The Cosmos here and pick up the 7″ vinyl, on two choices of colour variant, via Wiretap Records here
 
 

A Loss For Words To Release ‘Crises’ On December 27

a-loss-for-words-crisesCrises, the final album from A Loss For Words will be released by Rise Records on Tuesday, December 27, one year after the band’s final show which took place. Front man Matty Arsenault had this to say about the release of A Loss For Words final album

For me, our band was always more of a brotherhood and a way to escape our problems while traveling the world, rather than a business. We are just happy to have the Rise family give us a chance to release the final chapter of our 15 year career.

Crises can be ordered on all formats here

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