Today, New York electronic duo The Knocks and UK duo Dolores Forever release their collaboration “LOVER”, celebrating Pride and general self-love and empowerment. Listen to “LOVER”: There’s a new horizon I’ll be riding up without you…”


Dolores Forever explain: “Lover is really an expression of confidence, for when you’re done crying on the dancefloor and just want to have a great time. We wanted it to sound as if Fleetwood Mac and glitter had a baby, and The Knocks really brought that. We’re so excited to be releasing this song together – hope it’s a soundtrack to someone’s summer of fun.“ 


The Knocks add: “We are fans of Dolores Forever and have loved their vibe for a while now. As with lots of The Knocks collaborations, we try to bring alternative-leaning artists into a different space and we were thrilled that they were down to experiment with us.  We are so happy with how the song turned out and think it’s the perfect blend of both of our sounds. We hope the warm, retro feel is the soundtrack to all of our fans’ summers.”


About The Knocks:

The prolific GRAMMY-nominated and multi-platinum selling NYC dance music luminaries deliver a carefree electronic sound that draws from disco, house, hip hop, soul, indie, and pop. 


Comprised of James Patterson and Ben Ruttner, the duo produce a dizzying array of danceable, New York inspired music, bringing their DJ sets and live electronic performances around the world alongside industry heavyweights including The 1975, Ellie Goulding, and Justin Bieber, among others. 


With more than 2 billion streams across platforms, The Knocks have released 3 full length albums, 5 EP’s, and performed their hit singles on US late night TV shows including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers.  Known for their collaborative prowess, the guys have worked with artists across the musical spectrum, ranging from indie [Foster The People, MGMT, MUNA], hiphop [Cam’ron, Wyclef, Method Man], dance [Purple Disco Machine, ODESZA, SOFI TUKKER], and pop [Billie Eilish, Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX]. 


About Dolores Forever:

When alt-pop duo Dolores Forever perform their 2024 single ‘Someday Best’, a spirited anthem about living your best, carefree life, their fans go wild for one lyric in particular: “Shut up and eat the pasta!” Now emblazoned across Dolores Forever T-Shirts, it’s a line that perfectly captures the infectiously playful, unapologetic feminist energy at the heart of the London-based band, made up of songwriters Hannah Wilson and Julia Fabrin, who met at a house party in 2018 and instantly became friends.


This friendship has underpinned the band’s whirlwind rise since releasing their first single, Kilimanjaro, in 2021. In 2022 they released two back-to-back EPs (Baby Teeth and Conversations With Strangers), and, despite having played just three live shows, were invited to perform at Glastonbury. By 2023 Rolling Stone UK and NME had marked them as ‘ones to watch’, they sold out their first headline show at Omeara and released a third EP, I Love You But You’re Making Me Sad.


Now, they’re ready to release their hotly anticipated debut album, It’s Nothing on September 27th.


The Knocks live:


Sat 13th Montauk, NY, Summer Series

Fri 19th Washington, DC, Culture

Sat 20th Chicago, IL, Volleywood 2024



Sat 24 New York, NY, Rockefeller Center



Tue 3rd Queenstown, New Zealand, Snow Machine Festival 2024


Dolores Forever live:


Thu 4th Barcelona, ES, Vida Festival

Thu 18th Swansea, UK, Singleton Park (w/ James Arthur)



Fri 2nd Derby, UK, Y Not Festival

Sat 3rd Barnsley, UK, Underneath The Stars

Sun 4th Oxfordshire, UK, Wilderness Festival



Wed 18th Hamburg, GER, Reeperbahn Festival

Sun 22nd Cologne, GER, Yard Club

Mon 23rd Berlin, GER, Kantine am Berghain


The Knocks


Dolores Forever