Cheeky Girl Band The Dolly Rockers Release Acoustic Version of New RedOne Collaboration
The Dolly Rockers exploded onto UK televisions in 2006, competing on The X-Factor and making at as far as the "judges' house" before being cut. While this defeat might have squashed other's dreams, the Dolly Rockers plowed on ahead, managing to land a record deal with EMI Parlophone. Their infectious brand of "wonky pop" or "drunk disco" lead to the runaway success of first single, "Je Suis Une Dolly," aided in part by a cheeky video shot on the London Underground. With all of the buzz surrounding the girls' first single, the label quickly released a follow up, "Gold Digger," which failed to ignite the UK Singles chart, peaking at a paltry #46. Plans for an immediate album release and follow up single were scrapped and the girls went back to the drawing board.
The Dolly Rockers reemerged in the Fall of 2010 with news that they had signed a U.S. record deal with up & coming label/production company, RedWalk Productions - a joint venture between mega-hit producer RedOne and former Epic Records President, Charlie Walk. Since October the girls have been getting busy in the studio, making hits and keeping in touch with fans via Facebook and Twitter. The girls recently launched an E-Newsletter, chronicalling their progress in the studio as well as their latest style tips and maybe a few celebrity crushes. In one of the more recent updates, the girls uploaded an acoustic performance of a new song, "Spin The Bottle," which you can watch below.
What I love about this performance is that it showcases each of the Dolly Rockers' vocal talents. All that's missing is the dance club production that you know RedOne is going to bring to the final, recorded version of the song. As amazing as both previous singles were, they really only showed us how much fun the Dolly Rockers were, never really unveiling too much in the way of talent. If you haven't got the chops, an acoustic performance really does showcase an artist's shortcomings. The Dolly Rockers, evidently, have no shortcomings. Bring on the album girls! Subscribe to The Dolly Rockers' Mailer HERE and make sure you check out their new YouTube channel for all the latest Dolly Rockers videos.