The Punk Site 2023 Top 40: #20 The Dollyrots – Night Owls

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It’s that time of year again, which can only mean that it’s time for The Punk Site‘s annual countdown of our favourite releases from 2023, as usual the contributors got their heads together, not an easy thing to do when you’re scattered across two continents and four countries, to produce a list of our favourite releases from the year that is now almost over. At number 20 are The Dollyrots with their eighth studio album, and first in four years, Night Owls, that was released in October via Wicked Cool Records. Night Owls is an album that’s chock full of infectious sensibilities and musical honesty, it’s a celebration of moving comfortably into adulthood and not sacrificing your rebellious attitude, and of course it carries that irresistible Dollyrots positivity.

“The best bands have instantly recognisable sound and that’s what this Californian couple have always had. The Dollyrots have cute kids, they adopt animals, they are DIY punk rock, their live shows are Fun, the capital is deliberate, and they give away a Christmas song every year, there isn’t anything not to like about them, and the same can be said of this album. In what has been a pretty grim year overall we all need a bit of sunshine in our lives, and as we’re heading in to the darker colder months, both literally and metaphorically,The Dollyrots latest album is as welcome a schnapps laced hot chocolate on a cold winter evening.” (Phinky)