"Barb Wire Dolls are the most explosive and exciting new punk band I've seen in decades!" - Mickey Leigh/brother of the late Joey Ramone and ex-tour manager for the Ramones. Being heralded as "the most important punk invasion to the U.S. since the Sex Pistols" (PMP) and receiving the "Best Live Punk Act" award in 2012 (Indy PRN), Barb Wire Dolls have become the critics and fans new choice as leaders of today's new generation of punk bands. "Like a shot heard around the world, Barb Wire Dolls are a true-to-the-genre punk band" - Guitar World. After getting non stop airplay on Los Angeles' KROQ, Barb Wire Dolls were invited by the radio station to the U.S. for a series of concerts where they stormed L.A.'s music scene by selling out the Roxy Theatre, packing monthly residencies at the Viper Room, and attracting to their shows members of the Sex Pistols, Black Flag, L7, Flogging Molly, D Generation, and Frances Bean Cobain. Hailing from Europe, and specifically the crisis-ridden Greece, Barb Wire Dolls is a politically charged blast of high energy rock and roll that combines first wave punk, grunge, and metal riffs. With comparisons ranging from "a more punk rock Hole" to "Blondie meets the Plasmatics", the band is fronted by the wild and out spoken blond bombshell Isis Queen along with guitarist Pyn and drummer Krash. In November of 2012 Barb Wire Dolls released their much anticipated label debut Slit (Darla Records) recorded by Steve Albini (Nirvana, Stooges, Pixies) with three record release shows in New York City.
Barb Wire Dolls since forming in 2010 have completed two coast to coast tours of America sharing the bill with TSOL, Cro Mags, Sublime lbc, Angry Samoans, Mushroomhead, Static X, and Status Quo, headlined major festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, played direct support to Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedy's) and Bouncing Souls, worked with A&R mogul Tom Zutaut (Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Motley Crue), headlined two SXSW showcases, garnered a Top Ten radio hit in South America, "Punk Rock Revolution" a photo book on the band was published by Spin magazine photographer Stets, Bill Foley Fine Instruments endorsed guitarist Pyn for his own guitar model, and Barb Wire Dolls graced the cover of three magazines (Punk Globe, Hollywood Weekly, and BPS). 2013 is exploding with a bang with the world-wide release of a split vinyl single with OFF! (featuring Keith Morris/ex-frontman of Black Flag and Circle Jerks), another U.S. coast to coast headlining and supporting tour (tba), a co-headlining U.K. tour with punk legends GBH, 999, & The Lurkers, and more European summer festival appearances.
“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