The Dollyrots are back! Following on from the huge success of their US breakout album, 2017's 'Whiplash Splash', Luis and Kelly are bringing a brand new album your way in the shape of 'Daydream Explosion' The album will be landing in ears across the UK, the US and beyond on the 12th of July 2019 through Wicked Cool Records.
Well known for being a very successful DIY band, the release of Daydream Explosion is the first time The Dollyrots have worked with a label since their days working with Joan Jett's Blackheart Records in the mid-late 00's. It's a decision not taken lightly, but one both label and band seem delighted with. With 'Daydream Explosion', Wicked Cool founder Stevie Van Zandt has said “Their songwriting has reached a consistent level of greatness". From the band's perspective, guitarist Luis Cabezas said their outlook was simple - “We have an incredibly loyal and supportive fan base that enables us to keep making records, but we feel this album is special. If we want to reach more people, it makes sense to partner with something bigger than ourselves.”
The album has also turned out to be one that was particularly inspired by some tough times in the band's home life, as their vocalist and bass-slinger Kelly explains: "It threw us for a loop in December when my dad passed away [of complications from heart disease and a type of dementia]. We had just a handful of songs written. But we managed to keep our kids happy through the holidays, and then every night we’d go into our studio and write. Somehow we wrote the best group of songs of our career in those few weeks."
The first single from Daydream Explosion is the typically frenetic 'Everything'. Full of the hooks and positivity one would hope for from a lead single from a new Dollyrots album, 'Everything' delivers all of this and more in spades.
'Daydream Explosion' is set for release on July 12th.