Following up on a very successful 2016, Barb Wire Dolls are set to release their brand new album “Rub My Mind” on June 16th 2017, via Motörhead Music. The band is also pleased to announce their headline UK/European tour, which will kick off in May 2017.
“Back in the U.S.S.A.”, the first single taken from the new album, is a two and half minute fiery social statement of satirical punk-rock heaven that well represents the true sentiment of the record. The video has been premiered on May 11th on Kerrang! and can be watched here:
“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 reflects 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” 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.
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 twenty five 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 now hit the road on a full UK/European headline tour this May. The old continent show-run will be followed by 41 summer dates across America on the 2017 Vans Warped Tour.
UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
10.05 – Tube Club, Dusseldorf, DE
11.05 – Tommy Weissbecker Haus, Berlin, DE
12.05 – High Voltage, Copenhagen, DK
13.05 – Menschenzoo, Hamburg, DE
15.05 – Elpee, Deinze, BE
16.05 – Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
17.05 – The Anvil, Bournemouth, UK
18.05 – The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
19.05 – Nambucca, London, UK
20.05 – Rebellion, Manchester, UK
21.05 – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesborough, UK
22.05 – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
23.05 – The Tunnels, Aberdeen, UK
24.05 – Bannermans. Edinburgh, UK
25.05 – The Fulford Arms, York, UK
26.05 – Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, UK
27.05 – Uprising Festival, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
29.05 – La Machine A Vapeur, Nancy, FR
30.05 – Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich, CH
31.05 – Kreativfabrik, Wiesbaden, DE
01.06 – Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich, DE
02.06 – Rockhouse, Salzberg, AT
04.06 – Rock In Park Fest/Legend Club, Milan, IT
05.06 – Circolo Arci Blackstar, Ferrara, IT
07.06 – Robot, Budapest, HU
08.06 – Weberknecht, Vienna, AT
09.06 – Eleven Club, Brno, CZ
10.06 – Alte Kaserne, Landshut, DE
Tickets are available for purchase now, through usual outlets.
Album pre-sales will be available from May 10th 2017