ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN AND UK TOUR IN AUTUMN 2016
NEW ALBUM: “DESPERATE” OUT NOW
“Barb Wire Dolls are the most explosive and exciting new punk band I’ve seen in decades! They are gonna change the face of music and save rock and roll as we know it!” –
Mickey Leigh/brother of Joey Ramone
“Barb Wire Dolls are punk rock all the way to the bone!” – Vice
“If you were bummed that you missed out on the Sex Pistols and Black Flag because you were only one, or not even born yet, here’s your chance to catch one of the best bands playing that style today. From their music to their attitude, Barb Wire Dolls embody that same spirit of the late ‘70s punk scene.” – Washington Times
Barb Wire Dolls are pleased to announce a full UK/European tour to support the release of their new album “Desperate” (out now, via Motörhead Music).
Recorded at Sonic Ranch (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ministry, Gogol Bordello) and NRG (Motörhead, Foo Fighters, No Doubt) studios, Barb Wire Doll’s sophomore album Desperate was produced and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil) and mastered by Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana’s Nevermind, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik, U2’s Pop). The ten-song album contains gripping rock tracks, empowering anthems, and hard-edged thrashers, all performed with the classic punk rock energy the band has become internationally known for.
Fronted by the whip-smart vocal and fashion icon Isis Queen (named after the Greek Goddess herself), Barb Wire Dolls intelligently weave sub-genres of punk, grunge, and metal, producing an urgent sound that is truly unique. The group’s dynamic musicianship is blasted forth by former pro surfer & skateboarder Pyn Doll on lead guitar, Krash Doll on drums, Iriel Blaque on bass, and Remmington on rhythm guitar. In 2012, the band encamped themselves in Nirvana noise-guru Steve Albini’s recording studio to produce their debut, Slit, over the span of just two days.
Hailing from an artist commune on the island of Crete, Barb Wire Dolls, sold everything they owned and left crisis-ridden Greece in 2010 for Los Angeles, at the invite of legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. Upon their arrival in California, Barb Wire Dolls immediately sold out the world famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, boasting a live show that is second to none. The band has gone on to melt ears & hearts on 700 stages across 22 countries in just under five years – consistently selling out club dates in America, the UK and Europe.
Electrifying rock of this magnitude did not go unnoticed by the elder statesman of the Sunset Strip, the incomparable, irreplaceable Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. After seeing Barb Wire Dolls live, Lemmy took an immediate interest in the band and placed them under his supportive wing.
Apart from touring on their own name and playing main stages at major festivals around the world including Riot Fest (USA), Rebellion (UK), Mighty Sounds (CZ), Brincadeira (SP), Foud’ Rock (FR), and Bochum Total (GER), Barb Wire Dolls have also co-headlined dates with the likes of GBH, Fear, Mike Watt, Sham 69, Discharge, Cockney Rejects, The Ataris, Murder Junkies, CJ Ramone, 999, Status Quo, Mushroomhead, and Candlebox, as well as playing direct tour support for Jello Biafra, NOFX, Descendents, Bouncing Souls, and Steel Panther.
Desperate is being released world-wide this summer in conjunction with the band’s debut performance at Germany’s Wacken Open Air.
The album release will be followed in autumn by a full European/UK tour. Full dates listed below.
Out to smash all misconceptions about women in rock today, Barb Wire Dolls’ cultural and musical immediacy is not to be missed.
Wed 12th Oct London, Camden Assembly
Thu 13th Oct Grimsby, Yardbirds
Fri 14th Oct Leeds, Temple Of Boom
Sat 15th Oct Edinburgh, Bannermans
Sun 16th Oct Glasgow, Stereo
Mon 17th Oct Liverpool, Krazyhouse
Tue 18th Oct Birmingham, O2 Acedamy 3
- Take Me Home
- Heart Attack
- Blind To Your Misery
- I Will Sail
- Darby Crash
- Problem Of The Poet
- Rhythm Method