If you haven’t yet heard of Crete, Grece’s and now LA-based punk band Barb Wire Dolls, holy hell you need to!
Signed to Motörhead Music — and, yes, spotted by Lemmy Kilmister himself on the Sunset Strip — Barb Wire Dolls will release their label debut, Desperate, this July 29th. Look for pre-order information to be available soon.
The album is actually the band’s third full-length, but it continues to build on the reputation that they’ve established as a fierce combination of punk, grunge, and. Take a quick listen and you’ll find that the band has a rawness about them that is very appealing, if not absolutely revivalist about their obvious influences. But, a lot of Barb Wire Dolls is is pissed off, and considering the economy of their home country, they have a right to be attacking the one percent.
The 10-song album was recorded at Sonic Ranch (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ministry, Gogol Bordello) and NRG (Motörhead, Foo Fighters, No Doubt) studios, 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).
Fronted by the whip-smart vocal and fashion icon Isis Queen (named after the Greek Goddess herself), Barb Wire Dolls’ dynamic musicianship is blasted forth by former pro surfer and skateboarder Pyn Doll on lead guitar, Krash Doll on drums, Iriel Blaque on bass, and Remmington on rhythm guitar.
Since forming, the band has gone on to melt ears and hearts on 700 stages across 22 countries in just under five years — consistently selling out club dates in America, the UK and Europe. *Desperate is being released in conjunction with the band’s debut performance at Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the largest metal festival in the world.
Rock Hard \m/