March 17, 2017 |

The Dollyrots- Whiplash Splash

The Dollyrots- Whiplash Splash

March 17, 2017 |

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It's been an interesting winter this year and not in the good way. Like me, you may be worn down by the dark, the cold and just about everything else. Well don't worry because the spring is here and along with it comes the new record from California Bubblegum Punks, The Dollyrots. Whiplash Splash is a well needed, 44 minute ray of pop punk sunshine. The album is the band's sixth and was also a crowdfunded effort with donators getting the album early as well as behind the scenes content. This approach to albums is interesting in itself with the barrier between artist and fan being torn down to great success.

The Dollyrots are no strangers to making albums with a sizeable discography behind them and this experience shows. The opening track I Do gets straight into the action with big choruses and a whole lot of of fun. As openers go, you'll be hard pressed to find one as fun as this. It has a bounce from the start and carries it all the way through. The chorus is simple but still extremely effective. Throughout the record, tracks such as I Do, Babbling Idiot, Dance Like A Maniac and others show the bands aptitude for a good chorus. The third track on the album, Mermaid, is one of my favourites. A gentle intro explodes into a signature Dollyrots chorus, easing back into quiet verses. This track shows a range that the band constantly makes use of across the album. Good examples of this include the country tinged, This Addiction and the synth touched Jump Start This Heart. These later tracks experiment more but still retain the core feeling and sound of the bad, making it an album that still appeals after repeated listens.