Originally from Sydney, Australia, the home of many kickin’ garage rock and psychedelic rock bands, the Dolly Rocker Movement imported its layered psychedelia to America via a recent stint in Hollywood. (The band played the International Pop Overthrow in L.A.in August). Lead singer/songwriter Daniel Darling formed the band in 2002. Since then, they’ve released three full-length albums and 2 EPs, (with more on the way). Darling recently appeared on the Internet radio station ErrorFM, playing live tunes on the“Buddhaman International Experience” show., including the new tunes I Drive a Mustang and A Corner Conversation.
The Dolly Rocker Movement builds on retro psych pop with harpsichords, trippy, feather-light, female vocals, synthesizers, folk-oriented acoustic guitars and twangy surfer-rock riffs. DRM’s well-constructed songs experiment with different tempos & vocal presentations, veering from Velvet Underground and Pink Floyd orchestrations to straightforward fuzzy-guitar rockers. I’ll be reviewing their CDs in a future post.
You can read an interview with Daniel on Ripple Music.