Barb Wire Dolls
Greece’s biggest rock export, the ground breaking female-fronted Barb Wire Dolls, left an artist commune on the island of Crete arriving in Los Angeles after an invitation by legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer.
Since their arrival to the U.S., and most notably selling out their debut concert at The Roxy Theatre, Barb Wire Dolls have gone on to perform on over 700 stages in 22 countries.
ABOUT THE FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM:
Barb Wire Dolls have completed production on their brand new, ready to be released studio album, Desperate. This sophomore effort was recorded at Sonic Ranch (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ministry, Gogol Bordello) and NRG (Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Linkin Park) studios.
Desperate was produced and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Jay Baumgardner (Evanescence, Papa Roach, Bush) and mastered by Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana’s Nevermind, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik, U2’s Pop).
Desperate contains multiple format, radio-friendly Pop Rock/Indie hits, sing-a-long anthems, and hard-edged rockers, all performed with the classic punk rock energy the band has become internationally known for.
A QUICK LOOK AT BARB WIRE DOLLS:
- Played over 700 shows in 22 countries
- Headlined festivals in 12 countriesMade the cover of 14 magazines
- Have 5 books out on the band published by top music photographers
- Their debut album, Slit, was recorded by Steve Albini and has been critically acclaimed as “best punk album in 20 years”
- Released multiple 7″ vinyl singles, including a split with OFF!Received the “best live punk act” award
- Over five years touring experience as a successful DIY/self-financed band
WATCH THE PROMO VIDEO:
WATCH ONE SONG LIVE AT WHISKY A GO-GO:
READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE NEW ALBUM WITH JAY BAUMGARDNER AT NRG STUDIOS:
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, Warrior Soul, Mushroomhead, and Candlebox, also playing direct tour support for Jello Biafra, NOFX, Descendents, Bouncing Souls, and Steel Panther.
In 2015, Barb Wire Dolls were bestowed the honor of headlining the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash in New York City. Past headliners include Green Day, New York Dolls, Blondie, Cheap Trick, and Joan Jett. The group’s performances have attracted members of the Sex Pistols, Black Flag, Guns N’ Roses, L7, Blondie, Dead Kennedys, Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, Kreator, Sonic Youth, The Damned, and Die Toten Hosen, among others.
“Barb Wire Dolls are punk rock all the way to the bone”
“Every few years or so a band comes along that changes the music landscape. They are different from the other bands that are out there. They bring something new and exciting to an otherwise generic music scene that the public has grown tired of. The Beatles did this, The Sex Pistols did this, Guns N’ Roses did this, Nirvana did this. But for the past 20 years no band has been able to stand out from their predecessors. No band has been able to re-ignite the music scene, to bring back the energy it once had…that is until now. With their sound, their look, and their attitude, Barb Wire Dolls are going to do what no band has been able to do within the last two decades…take the music industry by storm.”
– Sugarbuzz magazine
“The return of punk”
– Guitar World magazine