Barb Wire Dolls Bio:
There's a new music revolution going on and leading that charge is a band inspired by the early Punk and New Wave scenes of the late '70's and early 80's. Greece’s first ever full-time import to the USA, a band that in just a few months ignited and spearheaded an entirely new punk movement on the once wild streets of Los Angeles, is the fire-like phenomenon known as Barb Wire Dolls. The girl-fronted "New Punk" band compared to a cross between Blondie and The Sex Pistols and described as “kinda like a girl-fronted Green Day” by old school punk legends Bouncing Souls, are bringing back the glory days of the legendary Sunset Strip and made their own history by being the first rock band from Greece to play in America in December 2010 at their sold out show at the Roxy Theatre. “Discovered” and played non-stop for months on the world famous KROQ by legendary taste-maker Rodney Bingenheimer on his Rodney On The Roq radio show while still living in an artist commune on the island of Crete, the band sold all and relocated to the bright city lights of Los Angeles to live their dream.
Bored with the softer-edged Indie scene and with an uncompromising military-like agenda, the young wild blond bombshell Isis Queen on vocals, ex-pro surfer/skater Greek cult icon Pyn Doll on guitar, garage legend Voodoo Doll on bass and animalistic Greek god Krash Doll on drums, the band stormed Los Angeles with a passion and fervor not seen in decades as if going into battle with a full frontal attack to seize a new territory. The band played over sixty shows in their first six months just to lay down a solid foundation of what they do best: play live. Revamping and bringing back the classic L.A. punk scene to the media and masses, their authentic attitude of DIY, band unity, and inner revolution built them an exponential word of mouth buzz being heralded as “The Next Big Thing” by the press and caught them the attention of the record industry receiving their first record deal offer after only three months. “You can tell that something huge is about to happen. The next Nirvana, the next punk-type band is happening right now, bubbling up from the underground” – explains Queen Isis when asked about the state of music today. Barb Wire Dolls self-released their debut EP “Punk The Fussies!” (2010) that was recorded in Greece for under $500 in one night ‘live and in one take’ and the singles “Street Generation” and “California” charted on commercial radio stations around the world and both songs were placed in major soundtrack Surf videos. Their harder-edged follow-up full-length album “The Masturbator” will be released once the band chooses which record label to put it out with. Recorded in Los Angeles in the same DIY-punk ethic manner in one night but this time in a world class studio with a big time producer, thirteen songs for "The Masturbator" were recorded at Tranzformer Studios with the legendary Bryan Carlstrom (Offspring, Alice In Chains, Social Distortion, PIL) who has carved out his own niche in the music scene with over 20 years partnering with Dave Jerden (Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction) and making loud guitar driven records that have sold over 50 million albums world-wide. “If you wanna get your rocks off, you gotta do it yourself” explains Queen Isis about the albums’ controversial and provocative title.
In recent times it has seemed that popular rock music has lost a bit of its attitude, bands seem a bit soft, carefully treading along a musical path whereas new punk sensation Barb Wire Dolls have seem to tear the path apart, going against the grain, going against what is "Now", creating a new blueprint for the future of rock in the mainstream. Barb Wire Dolls feel that their rapid rise to popularity is based on the bands they have been playing with and the timing of the new punk movement that is once again emerging out of Los Angeles. These brave Greeks took a blind chance and came to the US with a dream and they are realizing it with a "search and destroy" attitude, much like the early punks that inspired them decades ago. With their growing legion of fans known as the "Street Generation Army" they are giving all they got taking their punk rock gospel on the road proclaiming: "the revolution has begun, so what the hell are you gonna do?!" Get ready to rock, riot, and rip it up 'cause Barb Wire Dolls may be hitting up your town next.