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Barb Wire Dolls just returned to Portland this time not as a opening act, but as a true headliner in support of their new CD, Desperate, the new album showcasing songs from the band's punk rock evolution. Originating from Greece, Barb Wire Dolls formed in 2010 releasing their first EP followed by their first full album, Slit which was released in 2012.
The band's tour schedule would soon take them all over the world. Isis Queen, the band's lead singer is a rock n roll force live. With her long time band mate, Pyn Doll (lead guitar), Remmington Pearce (rhythm guitar), Iriel Blaque (bass) and Krash Doll (drums), the Barb Wire Dolls are now complete. The current lineup has raw intensity and they all put on a cool, punk rock show. This live intensity caught the eye of rock legend, Lemmy Kilmister and he soon signed the band to his Motörhead Music record label.
The new album, Desperate would include some of music's best producers and engineers who helped it make it sonically their best sounding release yet. The band really sounds tight on the record while even trying some new things. For our Portland show, highlights would be from Desperate. "Blind Your Misery" sounded massive live and "Heart Attack"got the crowd going. The band didn't forget their past and was simply on fire when they played their earlier song, "Revolution" from Slit. Barb Wire Dolls gave an intense performance overall. The band may be young, but they showed real rock n roll maturity and heart.