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Dodgeball Records Release Benefit Compilation For Santa Rosa

For Santa RosaDodgeball Records have released the charity compilation, For Santa Rosa, to aid the victims of the fires in Santa Rosa, CA, the compilation is now available via Bandcamp and all money raised will go to benefit the community of Santa Rosa, CA. The album features forty familiar, new, live, acoustic and rare tracks from bands such as 88 Fingers Louie, The Dopamines, Smoking Popes, Direct Hit!, Avenues, Showoff, Off With Their Heads, Horace Pinker, Decent Criminal, Sciatic Nerve, Odd Robot, Turnspit, Dan Vapid And The Cheats, Western Settings, AM Taxi, The Dollyrots, Off With Their Heads, Amuse and many more.

For Santa Rosa can be purchased for $5 via Bandcamp here

The Dollyrots Release ‘Babbling Idiot’ Video

dollyrots WSEarlier this year The Dollyrots released their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, that is available on CD, vinyl and digital formats on the band’s very own Arrested Youth Label. The Dollyrots are now gearing up to play a Nirvana themed Stageit show on October 15th, details of the Stageit event are here, and the band have now released a video for the album track Babbling Idiot.

The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash is here and the LP can be ordered here 

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The Dollyrots Release Tom Petty Tribute

Dollyrots AGThe Dollyrots wanted to find a way to honour Tom Petty and deal with the sadness they felt about his passing, yesterday they recorded a cover of American Girl and are offering it now as a pay-what-you-want download. ALL proceeds go to The Midnight Mission, an organization the band has continuously supported, and one that Tom Petty was a long-time honoree of, he was also a recipient of The Midnight Mission‘s Golden Heart Award that recognized his service and commitment to helping the homeless population in Los Angeles. 

You download American Girl via Bandcamp here and The Midnight Mission‘s website is here

The Dollyrots Release Lyric Video For ‘Walking On Sunshine’

dollyrots WSThe Dollyrots recently released their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, that is now available on CD, vinyl and digital formats on the band’s very own Arrested Youth Label. The Dollyrots are gearing up to play a couple of California dates with UK punk legends Buzzcocks, as well as a few of their own headline shows, and the band have now released a lyric video for the album track Walking On Sunshine.

The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash is here and the LP can be ordered here 

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The Dollyrots Release Lyric Video For ‘Other Trucker’

dollyrots WSThe Dollyrots recently released their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, that is now available on CD, vinyl and digital formats on the band’s very own Arrested Youth Label. As The Dollyrots gear up to play a couple of California dates with UK punk legends Buzzcocks, as well as a few of their own headline dates, the band have now released a video for the album track Other Trucker.

The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash is here and the LP can be ordered here

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The Dollyrots Kick Off Second Leg Of ‘Whiplash Splash’ US Tour

dollyrots WSThe Dollyrots are heading back out on the road today for part 2 of the Whiplash Splash tour, including two dates with the Buzzcocks. The Dollyrots spirit and signature sound shines through on the completely fan-funded new album, Whiplash Splash, which is now available on CD, limited-edition aqua-blue vinyl and digitally on the band’s very own Arrested Youth Label.

The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash is here and the LP can be ordered here
 
You can view the Whiplash Splash tour dates below

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The Dollyrots Release Free Download Of ‘Walking On Sunshine’

dollyrots WSThe Dollyrots are heading back out on the road this month for part 2 of the Whiplash Splash tour, including two dates with the Buzzcocks, and to celebrate they have released a free download of the track Walking On Sunshine.

The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash is here and the LP can be ordered here
 
The Dollyrots revved up version of Walking On Sunshine can be downloaded here
 
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Punk Site Exclusive: The Dollyrots ‘Saturday Morning’ Video

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots released their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, at the end of March and the album is now available on CD, limited-edition aqua blue vinyl and digitally on the band’s very own label, Arrested Youth Records. The Dollyrots have wrapped up the first leg of their tour and will be back out on the road in May, in the meantime the relentless duo have now released a video for the track Saturday Morning.

 You can read The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash here and the LP can be ordered here
 
You can view the video for Saturday Morning, and the The Dollyrots tour dates, below

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The Dollyrots Release ‘Squeeze Me’ Video

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots released their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, on the 31st of March and the album is now available on CD, limited-edition aqua blue vinyl and digitally on the band’s very own label, Arrested Youth Records. The Dollyrots have wrapped up the first leg of their tour and will be back out on the road in May, in the meantime the relentless duo have now released a video for the track Squeeze Me.

 You can read The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash here and the LP can be ordered here
 
You can view the video for Squeeze Me, and the The Dollyrots tour dates, below

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The Dollyrots Release Video For ‘Just Because I’m Blonde’

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots released their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, last Friday, the 31st of March and this week the album debuted on both Billboard’s Heatseekers chart at #13 and Billboard’s Independent Albums chart at #31. Whiplash Splash is available on CD, limited-edition aqua blue vinyl and digitally on the band’s very own label, Arrested Youth Records. The Dollyrots have just wrapped up the first leg of their tour run and will be back out on the road in May.
 
You can read The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash here and the LP can be ordered here
 
You can view the video for Just Because I’m Blonde, and the The Dollyrots tour dates, below

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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
By

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

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

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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…

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

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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.

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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

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
 

The Dollyrots Release Free Weezer Cover For Valentines Day

Dollyrots WeezerThe Dollyrots have released a pay what you feel download of an acoustic version of Weezer‘s Perfect Situation ahead of Valentines Day, The Dollyrots will also be playing a live streaming Stageit of their favourite Weezer songs at 4pm EST today, more Information on The Dollyrots Stageit event can be found here. The Dollyrots are also set to release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, on March 24, via their own Arrest Youth Label. The album can still be pre-ordered via Pledge Music but the campaign is due to finish shortly ahead of the album’s release date

Whiplash Splash can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here

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The Two Tens Release ‘Keeping Hope Alive’ Single

TTwo Tens KHAhe Two Tens have released their new single, Keeping Hope Alive, on vinyl and digital formats, the new release also features a Little Richard cover, Bama Lama Bama Loo, on the b side. Keeping Hope Alive is taken from The Two Tens forthcoming sophomore album, that is due for release in July 2017 on Man Della Records. The Two Tens will be performing a series of headline shows before touring with The Dollyrots and Go Betty Go

Keeping Hope Alive can purchased and streamed here

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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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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…

Wiretap Records Release Charity Chrstmas Compilation

wiretap-xmasThe first Wiretap Records Christmas Compilation has been released the label asked a few bands, artists and friends to record a holiday themed track or original song to donate to the compilation. The Wiretap Christmas Compilation features Get Married, The Stragglers, Avenues, Margate, The Dollyrots, The Record Collection, Spanish Love Songs, My Double My Brother, Brenna Red (From The Last Gang), The Lucky Eejits, Sons Of Strangers, Ryan Allen And His Extra Arms and Brendan Scholz (from Mercy Music). Although the Wiretap Christmas Compilation is a name you price download Wiretap Records encourage you to donate at least $1 or more if you’re able to as proceeds from this compilation will be donated to the Anti-Bullying Organization, Stomp Out Bullying.

You can download the album here and read more about Stomp Out Bullying 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

The Dollyrots Release Descendents Cover

dollyrots-nwyAs if the pressures of recording a new album before Kelly Ogden gives birth to their second child wasn’t enough, The Dollyrots have found time to continue to release pay what you can downloads of new songs, in this case an acoustic cover of the Descendents classic Nothing With You.

You can still pledge to The Dollyrots, as yet untitled, sixth album, and in typical fashion for this band there is a stunning array of limited edition and once in a lifetime goodies and merch on offer

Nothing With You can be downloaded here and you can pledge to the new album here

The Dollyrots Announce Final Tour Dates of 2016

Dollyrots PledgeThe Dollyrots are off on their final tour dates before they go into hibernation to record their new album, and more significantly they will be having their second child later this year. Prior to them taking some much needed family time The Dollyrots will be recording their sixth studio album. It is available via their current PledgeMusic campaign where you can choose to pledge to anything from the humble download of the album, through to having Pina Coladas with Kelly and Luis and even a private concert.

The PledgeMusic site for the new album can be visited here

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The Dollyrots Announce Pledge Campaign For New Studio LP

Dollyrots PledgeThe Dollyrots have announced a new Pledge Music campaign, and they are determined to get the album finished before they become parents for the second time in November. This will be their sixth studio album, and fourth fan funded project. In the early days of the band they put out albums on Lookout Records and Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records, but they have since determined that DIY is the way to go. They’ve begun the writing process for their new, as yet untiled album, and will be in the studio in early September.

You can view the video below and join The Dollyrots Pledge Music campaign here

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The Two Tens

Volume

Ugly Sugar Records
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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

The Two Tens are a duo from Loas Angeles, California, they are comprised of vocalist and guitarist Adam Bones and drummer Rikki Styxx. They take their cue from sixties garage rock and seventies punk rock and they have combined these two genre’s perfectly to create their debut album, Volume. I have previously encountered Rikki Styxx when she was drumming for The Dollyrots, she puts every ounce of her being into drumming, when she’s behind a drum kit you just know that there is nothing else she would rather be doing. Her counterpart Adam Bones somehow manages to make the kind of noise it usually takes two guitarists and bass player to convey, together they bring an enthusiasm and vibrancy that is sadly absent from many bands recordings.

The album makes a frantic start with Scene and this sets the template for much of the album, they play high energy garage influenced rock played with reckless abandon, but for me they are at their best on the tracks Sweet As Pie and I Can’t Win, these are slices of sweet innocent sixties pop that sound like they’ve been spiked with amphetamines. However, Volume‘s finest moment is Can’t Pull Through, this is as good a song as you’ll hear this year, a wonderful bouncy frantic buzzsaw guitar number that captures the essence of everything that made The Ramones so wonderful. Breathe closes the album, it starts as downbeat acoustic number and you start to wonder if The Two Tens have finally run out of energy, of course they haven’t, at the half way mark a bone crunching drum beat and brutal guitar riff ensure that Volume finishes in fine noisy style

The Two Tens bring a relentless and frantic energy to this album, as a result Volume is a close to perfect blend of the swagger of sixties garage rock and the energy of early punk rock. It will be one of life’s mysteries how two people can make such a fully rounded and frenetic sound. However they do it I just hope they continue to do so, as few bands will make as finer debut album as Volume. They are currently on an extensive US tour and after hearing this album I’d recommend catching them live, the tour dates can be found here

Volume is available from the usual sources or can be ordered as download, CD or Vinyl directly from the band here

Video: The Dollyrots – Save Me

The DollyrotsThe Dollyrots have released a video for their latest single Save Me which is the lead track on their Mama’s Gonna Knock You Out EP. The footage was all filmed on their 2016 UK tour and can be seen below.

The Mama’s Gonna Knock You Out EP and The Dollyrots album’s and EP’s can be purchased from their Bandcamp site, there is also a very generous array of name your price tracks available.

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