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. The band’s electrifying rock 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 had them signed to the Motörhead Music record label.
Rub My Mind is the third, and follow up, album to the BARB WIRE DOLLS 2016 Desperate record. The band BARB WIRE DOLLS consists of members: Isis Queen (vocals) Pyn Doll (lead guitar) Krash Doll (drums) Iriel Blaque (bass) Remmington (rhythm guitar). Isis Queen’s voice is packed with attitude and a smoky voice which works really well together. The whole album is this kind of punk rock, it’s not my style of music, but there are a ton of catchy songs on here with a deep and dark meaning.
The first song on any artist’s album is going to be the one that grabs your attention to get to you listen to more and that’s exactly what “Back in the U.S.S.A” did. I’m all for giving something a try, so I continued to listen to the album and see what else they had to offer. Each track has a different style which I think is really cool. There is a ton of variety and I feel that’s what makes the BARB WIRE DOLLS, the BARB WIRE DOLLS. I think the album was really good because of this. “We Are Champions” is a full on angry punker, and “Fade Away” is toned down a bit, but the lyrics are dark and mysterious.
They have played over eight hundred shows in 25 countries, and with an extensive and diverse live support under their belt, including the likes of GBH, Status Quo, NOFX and Steel Panther, BARB WIRE DOLLS are now on the Vans Warped Tour!
Check out their remaining 2017 Vans Warped Tour dates, Presented by Journeys:
7/22 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/23 - Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
7/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
7/26 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis
7/27 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
7/28 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
7/29 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
7/30 - Houston, TX @ NRG Park - Main Street Lot
8/1 - Las Cruces, NM @ "New Mexico State University (Intramural Field)"
8/4 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/5 - San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
8/6 - Pomona, CA @ Fairplex Pomona