The freshest new name in punk-influenced rock, BARB WIRE DOLLS, will release their electrifying new album, Rub My Mind, available NOW via Motörhead Music.
The band is touring all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour in support of the album! Along the way, BARB WIRE DOLLS have met many fans, new and old, face-to-face – hearing their personal stories and bonding over a mutual love of rock music. But one young fan’s story, in particular, really stuck with the band – a 15-year-old girl who expressed that she was considering taking her own life, but after discovering BARB WIRE DOLLS and listening to their messages of self-love and self-empowerment, was inspired to find new ways to use her inner strength to live a more joyous life and help others who are experiencing similar struggles. This story greatly touched lead singer Isis Queen, who also battled with suicidal thoughts at a young age.
Coincidentally, the band’s new track, “If I Fall”, focuses on topics of suicide and just wanting to give up on life in itself. Today, BARB WIRE DOLLS have teamed up with Alternative Press to not only premiere this track, but to also share a statement from Isis Queen about her own personal struggles with self-loathing, and how giving up is never the answer. Listen to “If I Fall” and read Isis’ statement HERE.
In her statement, Isis Queen says, “I’m extremely grateful that I’m alive today and that our music and message of self-empowerment and self-realization has been able to reach others who have felt the way I did before. Our new track, “If I Fall”, was written about this important issue and I hope it can open up rusty portals in someone’s mind to look beyond suicide and take the challenge that life gives us – and to create a fulfilling, good life for themselves. If we can inspire anyone to make any sort of positive change, that is our mission.”
Read the remainder of Isis‘ story via Alternative Press.
While online, check out BARB WIRE DOLLS‘ previously released single,”Back in the U.S.S.A.”, here via the official music video:
Rub My Mind was recorded in the Joshua Tree desert at legendary studio Rancho De La Luna in California, where Iggy Pop and Queens Of The Stone Age made their seminal albums. Produced and mixed by Jay Baumgardner (Evanescene, John Fogerty, Bush), Rub My Mind is a collection of thirteen eclectic tracks that reflect on the state of our world, how to deal with it – and how to escape it! Rub My Mind builds on the energetic platform of their last two releases – Slit (2013) and Desperate (2016) – delivering an album that confidently grabs your immediate attention. Rub My Mind‘s soundscape blends the melodic rage of lead guitarist and former pro surfer and skateboarder Pyn Doll, the crunchy rhythm guitar of Remmington, the pulsating bass of Iriel Blaque, the Bonham-esque power of Krash Doll on drums; all led by Isis Queen‘s dynamic vocals and flamboyant presence. Dedicated to legend Lemmy, the album is an exciting retro cocktail of late ’70s influenced punk and ’90s grunge refracted through the prism of 2017.
Rub My Mind track listing:
1. Back In The U.S.S.A.
2. If I Fall
3. Desert Song
4. Hole Of Isolation
6. Call Me
7. We Are Champions
8. Edge Of Innocence
9. Fade Away
11. Where Mountains Drink The Wine
12. Fire To Burn
13. Waiting To Be Lost (**track not available on vinyl)
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.
Having 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 currently delivering their live assault to fans all over North America on the legendary Vans Warped Tour:
2017 Vans Warped Tour, Presented by Journeys:
7/10 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/11 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/12 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/13 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
7/14 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
7/15 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/16 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/20 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/21 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
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