The Dollyrots Biography
The band has logged hundreds of thousands of miles in the U.S. touring consistently since 2003 while cultivating a rabidly loyal fan base. Tours have included headlining and one-off shows in the US & UK alongside Bowling For Soup, Buzzcocks, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Forever the Sickest Kids, Paramore, The Breeders, and The Go-Gos, among many more. The band has also done stints on Warped Tour for 7 years and worked with a number of well-known producers including John Fields (Andrew WK, Pink), Chris Testa (Jimmy Eat World, Dixie Chicks), Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More), Linus of Hollywood (Bowling For Soup, Allstar Weekend), Sylvia Massy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool), and Neal Pogue (Outkast, Travis Barker).
For The Dollyrots, 2012 is gearing up to be their best year yet as they are set to release their fourth full length album, once again produced by John Fields. The album is in large part being funded by fans through a Kickstarter crowdsourcing project that quadrupled initial fundraising expectations. As singer/bassist Kelly Ogden puts it,
“Luis and I wrote the songs together, demo’d everything at home, picked the producer, picked the engineers, worked out all the parts for all instruments, picked the artist, photos, sequencing, manufacturing…everything just the two of us with some help from John to beef things up and rock some synths & percussion. It’s a 100% DIY album funded by our amazing fans and one we feel is by far our strongest effort to date. We’ve had a Spinal Tap number of drummers over our career so for this one things kind of came full circle…the two of us in a room making music just like back in high school.”