"The Dollyrots show why they are 'A Little Messed Up.'" – Music Review

The latest effort from pop/rock/punk band The Dollyrots titled, “A Little Messed Up,” is just that – a little messed up. But in a very good way. Like the band’s previous releases, “A Little Messed Up,” due out August 17th, is a mix of fast paced, high energy and, most of all, catchy rock songs.

Right from the beginning, Kelly Ogden, lead singer whose voice really takes command on the album, delivers the tone of the album with the song, “Rock Control.” In the song she sings, “This is not rock n’ roll, it’s rock control.” This signature statement sets the theme for The Dollyrots’ new album, who are in complete control until the last song, “Om Nom Nom.”

What I love about The Dollyrots is that their sound and music can easily be mistaken for a soundtrack. It’s almost as if each song takes you to the next. Think of a summer movie where everybody is good looking and having fun. The Dollyrots seem to be doing just that – having fun, all the way until the final credit, or in their case, song finishes.

“California Beach Boy” and “Rollercoaster” jump out at me as the hit songs, both with commercial and indie appeal. However, I don’t want to take away from the rest of the album. Each song represents The Dollyrots - fast paced, lots of energy and catchy melodies. Even the couple slower songs have some jump in their step. From “Just Like Chocolate” to “Big Mouth,” fans will instantly fall in love with The Dollyrots. And those who have already experienced this dazzling band will not be disappointed.

Check back here at www.zoiksonline.com for the interview with The Dollyrots. And be sure to pick up the new album, “A Little Messed Up,” August 17, 2010.


Jason Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online. He is also the author of the novels, "Hello Lesbian!" and "Anonymous." Email Jason at jason@zoiksonline.com.

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