Barb Wire Dolls are the most vital new band in popular music today, representing all that is relevant and furious about modern rock. Hailing from an artist commune on the island of Crete, the band sold everything they owned and left crisis-ridden Greece in 2010 for Los Angeles, California, at the invite of legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. Upon their arrival in the United States, Barb Wire Dolls immediately sold out the legendary 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 - consistently selling out club dates in America, the UK and Europe.
Fronted by whip-smart vocal and fashion icon Isis Queen, Barb Wire Dolls intelligently weave multiple sub-genres of punk, grunge, and even metal, producing a sound that is truly unique - towering above today's culture of imitation and over-saturation. The group's crushing musicianship radiates a fresh confidence and danger, blasted forth by former pro surfer & skateboarder Pyn Doll on guitar, Krash Doll on drums, and JJ on bass. In 2012, the band encamped to Nirvana noise-guru Steve Albini's recording studio to produce their official full-length debut, Slit, over the span of just two days. Garnering critical acclaim and comparisons to the likes of Nirvana, Blondie, and the Ramones, Slit and its chart-topping lead single 'Revolution' powered the band to almighty festival headliner status (shredding fest-stages atop 12 countries), while simultaneously gracing the covers of 14 separate magazines. Few female-fronted punk bands in history have made a more immediate and tangible impact on their contemporary musical landscape.
Sugarbuzz magazine states in a live review, "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."
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, 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.
Harbingers of a sonic revolution, Barb Wire Dolls are trail blazers in women-fronted groups - making music that is truly important and original. The band is set to release their highly-anticipated sophomore studio album, Desperate, produced by Jay Baumgardner (Evanescence, Papa Roach, Bush). Desperate promises to be an incredible expansion upon the unique sound this Greek tidal wave has spent the last several years forming. Out to smash all misconceptions about women in rock today, Barb Wire Dolls' cultural and musical immediacy is not to be missed.
Bio by Max Carley