The Dolly Rockers Sign U.S. Record Deal, Begin Work on New Material
AMAZING NEWS! The Dolly Rockers are coming to America (via MuuMuse)! The Dolly Rockers have been one of my guilty pleasures ever since I first heard "Je Suis Une Dolly," their first promotional single released while signed with EMI. Now, after a couple of tweaks to the lineup AND label, the girls are ready to break America with a shiny new record deal. Check out the video for "Je Suis Une Dolly" below. It's great fun and reminds me that I need to get back to London ASAP!
The original Dolly Rockers (Lucie Kay, Sophie King, Brooke Challinor) got their start on Series 3 of The X-Factor back in 2006, making it through to the "judge's houses" stage, but getting cut before the live shows aired. Despite being cut, the girls experienced a surge in popularity, eventually signing with EMI and releasing a promo single based on Bill Wyman's 1981 "(Si Si) Je Suis Un Rockstar" called "Je Suis Une Dolly." The song was backed by Radio 1's Scott Mills and promoted with a low budget video filmed partially on the London Underground. The girls then released their first official single through Parlophone, the Fraser T Smith-produced "Gold Digger." While the song got off to a strong start, it eventually petered out, topping out at #46. Disappointing! While a third single ("Boys Will Be Boys") was planned, Lucie Kay ultimately left the group, replaced by Danielle Owen. The last new music we heard from the girls was a free download of a song called "North vs. South" offered as part of a promotion with KangaROOS. Since then I've had "Je Suis Une Dolly" and "Gold Digger" on constant replay but NOW...something to look forward to!
Yesterday, in a message on the official Dolly Rockers Facebook page, the girls announced some BIG NEWS:
"To our wonderful and patient fans.. We know its been a while since we've told you what's been going on but as you may of guessed there have been a lot of changes in the world of the Dolly Rockers! We can proudly tell you that the official line up is Daniele Owen, Sophie King & Lucie Kay. We can also tell you that we have just signed a new deal in the US and we start working on our debut album in September."Which label have the Dollys signed with? Well, if their tweets are to be believed than it looks like Cherrytree Records...home in the U.S. to all sorts of musical fabulosity including Lady Gaga, Robyn, LaRoux, Natalia Kills and RECENTLY Ellie Goulding (AHHHHH!!!!) This is VERY exciting indeed! Looks like they are planning on coming back to the states later this year to "cause some havoc" and I for one can't wait. I'm also THRILLED with the new lineup. I really thought that Lucie and Sophie added a certain something something to the group. While I have yet to hear Danielle sing, she's already winning me over by responding to my Tweets...doesn't take much does it?