Artist: The Dollyrots
Title: “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Single)
Label: Independent Artist
Release Date: 12/12/2016
Genre: Holiday Punk
I’ve been a big fan of the Pop Punk vibe when it comes to bands like Shonen Knife, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes and some others but despite hearing their name for a couple of years I had not really investigated the sounds of The Dollyrots. Earlier this evening I got the chance to end that drought of aural indulgence when I learned that the group had offered up their own version of the Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. This tune is generally all over the popular mainstream radio stations around this time of the season and I am speaking about the original one that was performed by Mariah Carey. It’s a great song altogether but how would it come across as a rocking Pop Punk number. Well I am glad that you asked.
The dynamic duo of Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas sped up the basic melody and added a solid but still razor sharp guitar riff over the steady 4/4 time being kept on the drums. Kelly sounds sweet as hell during the number and from beginning to end it has a really “live” sound to it. I can see the fans swirling around the chimneys with care and stage diving off of the nearest Christmas tree. It sure has some charm and doesn’t lose any of the original classics premise at all. Oh, and speaking of charm, the song concludes with a “Merry Christmas” wish by the couple’s young child. I’m sold and during the upcoming 2017 musical year will be investigating some of the bands past releases and hopefully even catching a show.
You can listen to the song for free on the bands Bandcamp page and if you wish to purchase it, can do so for a “pay what you feel like paying” model. Since it’s a good track and it cost them money to do, how about you take that into consideration when you do it. Click THIS LINK for the Bandcamp Page to the song. The Christmas holidays are almost here so hopefully I will find a couple of additional seasonal tunes and direct you to them.
1. All I Want For Christmas Is You
Official Website: http://www.thedollyrots.com