Genre Folk / Garage House / Psychedelic
Ort Sydney Australia & Los Angeles, California
Quietly going about its business since 2003, The Dolly Rocker Movement has evolved through various guises and moods. The Barrett-influenced pysch-pop has traded moves with garage, surf, and wall of sound - a mixture aptly described as ‘melts in your mind, not in your hand’.
Solid followings amongst the harbour city’s psych underground & garage rock crowd have given the band’s live shows a unique energy. After a sold-out release party at Spectrum, the debut album Electric Sunshine would go on to become Drum Media’s album of the week. With Melbourne-based Off the Hip’s continued backing the sophomore effort A Purple Journey Into the Mod Machine further spread the band’s mantra to places as diverse as Denmark, Texas, Italy and Cronulla.
Constantly underpinning the DRM sound is the determination to produce work of authenticity and honesty. Recordings journeying from the dusty four-track have crept onto Triple J’s airwaves, while the solid live show, complemented by Dandy Lyon’s charismatic ‘shoe shuffling’ and a rhythm as ‘tough as nails’, have seen the band continue to grow its reputation.
Mid-2008 saw the guys head into the studio with a slightly different goal, to polish the sound as well as capture it. The fruits of these endeavours will be on offer very soon, with the double-a-side A Sound for Two warming things up for the third full-lengther in early 2009 - just the beginning of the next step in the Dollys’ journey.