One-Eyed Doll is the Austin, TX based power-rock-duo led by guitarist and singer Kimberly Freeman.
Freeman's wild stage antics, theatrical presentation, tough guitar chops and acrobatic moves have earned her unprecedented recognition in the world's live music capital.
The duo is backed by drummer PJ Evans: AKA NUMBER THREE. Previously a career movie actor, Three joined shortly after the production of the January 2007 release, "Hole".
From 2007 to 2008 with the release of the debut album, Freeman's community cult following exploded into a global fan base, setting a new standard for the modern guerrilla DIY business structure.
The duo released their most prolific and decidedly popular work to date, "Monster" in November 2008, once again under the precise hand of veteran producer Jason Sewell. The new album debuts, to the triumph of their inherently eccentric following, Kimberly's signature dark and heavy hits, "Fight", "Monster" blending seamlessly with radio pop style ballads like "Brief Candle" and "Pretty Song".
Rumors have another album being planned for production, alongside several solo releases by Freeman in 2009.
"One-Eyed Doll’s second album is a definite must-hear. Kimberly Freeman is proving herself to be a maelstrom of musicality. With her spot-on guitar work and wonderful high-pitched vocals, it’s as if she knows something that the rest of us will hopefully soon figure out. Drumming thespian Paul “P.J.” (or #3) Evans reveals his mettle by accompanying Kimberly’s frenetic playing style. The simple yet heavy riffs will stick in your head until you find yourself humming some part of a song while you’re stuck in traffic… or stuck in a grocery store line… or stuck at work… Suffice it to say, Kimberly pulls some real sticky music out of her... head. The album starts out very light with “We’re One-Eyed Doll,” a catchy, yet silly song introducing the band (both members). “Be my Friend” is a fun, albeit macabre song about the social plights of being a serial killer. On “Brief Candle,” Kimberly’s songwriting and vocal abilities shine. The album rides a veritable sine wave of moods - from light and humorous to dark and brooding, sometimes within the same song. This CD gives us a glimpse into Kimberly’s chaotic mind. Don’t be afraid, it’s an interesting place. Overall, this is an excellent sophomore album from a band that is certain to go places. The title track illustrates that real monsters aren’t the ones dreamt up by Hollywood or fiction writers, but oftentimes they are the ones in whom we put the most trust. “Pao!” is definitely the quirkiest song on the album. Highly energetic and sung in Mandarin Chinese, it’s as if an over- caffeinated, punk rock- loving Chinese girl broke into the studio and recorded the song while holding the producer at gunpoint... And then pulled the trigger…The song “Fight” has Kimberly asking: “Am I crazy?.. Am I de--ranged?” Yes, she’s definitely crazy… like a fox... Okay, she’s probably more like a bipolar otter… While this album isn’t available in stores as of yet, it can easily be bought at the One-Eyed Doll website (oneeyeddoll.com), or better still, at one of their many kick-ass local live shows." - Karsten Kroos, EDGE MAGAZINE 12.2008
"Raucous, in-your-face grunge rock that will kick your ass in a good way, just like the lead singer."
"In live performance, Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed Doll, combines the rock-star bravado of a Jack White (or Jack Black) with the visual impact of a Japanese Anime... a super heroine that's alternately fierce, outrageous, vulnerable and sweet. Dressed like a punk-metal baby doll, she punctuates her raging guitar work with a a three-foot mane of hair she whips and flails about rhythmically, mesmerizing the audience with displays of physical agility that literally burst the confines of the stage. And similar to the White Stripes or Black Keys, she is accompanied by a lone drummer... If you haven't seen them, what are you waiting for?!"
Marsha Mann, INsite Magazine
"I just wanna say that I had the greatest musical experience of my life last night. Maybe even better than seeing Rancid live. Out of pure happenstance, because they were playing at the Zombie Party at Red Blood Club in Dallas, I saw a two-man band called "One Eyed Doll" And I am now in love.
From the very first power chord, she set off on a manic rampage across the stage. Kicking people, pulling men down onto the ground by their shirts and standing on their backs while playing, spitting, sitting subdued on the stage looking like she was about to cry, jumping over the drum set, and even jumping off stage to curl up on the floor in what I can only describe as a rock-gasm.
If you like punk, or angry chick rock, or good soulful writing, or amazing live performers with charismatic stage presence, then meet me in at the Rockyard in Fort Worth on the 19th at around 7. I'll buy beer. I was so moved by the lead singers performance that I crawled up on stage after the show just to tell her that I loved her work and help her carry an amp. We got to talking and I mentioned that I wished I could by a CD, but I didn't have any money, so instead I gave her a comic as a gift. She Gave me a CD anyways, and then asked me to sign the comic for her.
I've got more grownup stuff that is significantly less awesome to deal with, but its all good, because for the moment I have my new trifecta of happiness:
Zombies, Comics, and Rock and Roll"
- E. Scott Rivera
Author of "Mind City"