Dollys rocking all over the world

PUBLISHED: 11:19 13 August 2009 | UPDATED: 16:06 11 May 2010

THE chance to catch a band before they make it big is something which all music fans relish. So if you want to be one of the first to experience the Dolly Rockers, make your way to Remix in Hitchin on August 24. Because it is surely only a matter of time

THE chance to catch a band before they make it big is something which all music fans relish.

So if you want to be one of the first to experience the Dolly Rockers, make your way to Remix in Hitchin on August 24.

Because it is surely only a matter of time before the Dolly Rockers explode onto the public's consciousness.

Their debut single, Gold Digger, is gathering acclaim from all sections of the media ahead of its release on August 30, and the riotous video which accompanies it has already gone down a treat on YouTube.

The three band members, Brooke Challinor, Lucie Kay, and Sophie King, met after successfully auditioning for a girl band, Innocence, advertised in Stage magazine. They formed the Dolly Rockers after this band failed, taking their name from a vintage clothing company.

Like many up and coming acts these days, they sought fame via the X-Factor, making it to the boot camp stage in 2006 before being rejected by Simon Cowell and company.

Undeterred, they spent the next 18 months in the studio, recording new material while continuing to work in their day jobs. This has paid dividends in recent months, and Gold Digger looks set to be one of the most memorable sounds of the summer.

Despite their talent show beginnings, the girls are keen to stress that they're not a typical manufactured act.

Band member Sophie explained: "We don't feel we have much in common with manufactured girl bands. Pop music to us is Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, or Mark Ronson."

Brooke added: "The Spice Girls were great too. I hate bands that are just clones or puppets, who do what they're told. I like bands that are outspoken."

With songs that take on "orange girls", z-list celebrities, and WAGs, accompanied by lyrics littered with chips, energy drinks, and the frustrations of living at home, the Dolly Rockers truly are a band for the Myspace generation. But they also claim that their music is also a "celebration of Britishness in all its glory."

Lucie said: "We sing in our own accents because we're singing about our own lives. Our songs aren't about love, more about snogging. We write songs about the things that happen to us and the things we talk about."

See what all the fuss is about for yourself by attending their gig at Remix in Hitchin on August 24, which forms part of a nationwide tour to promote the release of Gold Digger

For ticket details, call the venue on 08452 575727, or visit www.remix.uk.com. Or to listen to the band's music, log on to www.myspace.com/thedollyrockers

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