The Dollyrots are a punk rock band but their CDs are very pop. Rah rah rah. Kelly is sugar sweet but mischievous and might sucker punch you if you're dumb enough to try her patience. Which she has a lot of, if she hasn't been visiting her friends Jack, Jim or Jameson. She likes to do girl things like grow plants and sew up her t-shirts and crochet and make strawberry cakes. But she also likes to play her basses til they are sprinkled with blood and drives soo fast she's not allowed behind the wheel. She likes to get carsick reading and writing postcards from the road. Her favorite guy is Quito, her dog, who you'll meet after the show if you come see the band on tour. She loves Irish punk rock, girl groups, and anything off the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack. And she smells great.
Then there is Luis... Luis is mysterious. And very smart. He is one of those guys who you meet and think maybe you'd join his cult. I hear he has his own religion, based on the Sun God so it's not really a stretch. Ask him about it sometime; he'll tell you about freaking that room full of people out while rambling about western religion while on some weird head trip. He is also known to get feisty when he's hungry or afraid he's getting sick. It's really easy to get Luis to flinch, he's not crazy about people touching him. Maybe it's because he was abducted by ETs when he lived in Ecuador as a child. He likes good Brit punk, music of the early 90's because it's honest and don't forget Chuck Berry and Patsy Cline. On the road he likes to read parts of books he never finishes and stare out the window. He's good to talk to.
The Dollyrots have released four full length albums ("Eat My Heart Out", "Because I’m Awesome", "A Little Messed Up" & "The Dollyrots") and several singles and EPs through the Lookout, Blackheart, and Brando record labels. Their music has earned them song placements, commercials, and acting stints in film & TV including Disney/Pixar's Brave, Hewlett-Packard, Kohls, CSI:NY, among others. The band has logged hundreds of thousands of miles in the U.S. touring consistently since 2003, cultivating a rabidly loyal fan base while headlining and playing one-off shows in the US & UK alongside Bowling For Soup, Buzzcocks, and Joan Jett, Forever the Sickest Kids, Paramore, The Breeders, and The Go-Gos.
For The Dollyrots, 2012 has surpassed all expectations as their best year yet. In September they released their 4th full length album, once again produced by John Fields. The album was in large part 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, demo'd everything at home, picked the producer, picked the engineers, worked out all the parts for all instruments, picked the artist, photos, sequencing...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 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". The resulting self-titled LP "The Dollyrots" was unleashed September 18th, 2012 through Storefront/Sony RED with a US and UK tour in October & November.