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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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?

Check out The Dolly Rockers on the web:
Official Site//MySpace//Facebook//YouTube//Twitter//Flickr

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Hot Video Alert: Chase and Status - Let You Go

London-based electronica duo Chase and Status (Saul Milton and Will Kennard) released their new single, "Let You Go" yesterday (it's currently at #11 on the UK iTunes song chart!) and it's a HOT one.  With vocals by Mali, "Let You Go" is the first single off their as of now untitled second album.  Probably the coolest thing about this new release is the video, which you can integrate with your Facebook account and actually appear in the video! Visit, sync it up with your Facebook profile and voila! You're in the video! The video chronicles a day in the life of fictional talk show host Patrick Chase, a real hypocrite and pig of a man.  By day Chase comes down hard on sleezebag, drug addicted parents but at night becomes one of the same.  The INTENSE video chronicles Chase's bender of a night from start to finish.  This video's got it all...drug use, prostitutes, drunk driving, sex in front of small children.  What a pretty picture.  As despicable as this Patrick Chase character is, the violent video actually fits this hard, driving club track perfectly.  Look out for remixes by Nero, Brookes Brothers, VIP and the excellent Feed Me Remix.  "Let You Go" is available to download in the UK now.

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