Explosive Greek punks to hit town

Barb Wire Dolls
Barb Wire Dolls

MUSIC fans are hoping it will not be all Greek to them when a punk group originally from Crete brings its brand of righteous rage to Wigan.

Barb Wire Dolls, who are now based in California, will bring their politically-conscious songs and explosive live show to The Boulevard next Thursday.

The female-fronted four-piece, who had their debut album recorded by legendary ex-Nirvana producer Steve Albini, has been hailed as one of the most visceral and confrontational bands on the current punk scene with a stripped down, three-chord sound.

Promoter Dave Kaaria said: “They’ve got quite an angry sound and there’s a lot of political points in the lyrics.

“They’ve got quite a bit of attention in America for their in-your-face live shows, but they’re not as well known over here yet.

“The Boulevard is keen to get more bigger touring bands on and really put the place on the map, and this is the only way you’re going to do it.”

The band, which features an ex-professional surfer and skateboarder on guitar, formed in an artistic commune on the Mediterranean island before abandoning the political turmoil of their homeland to move to Los Angeles after attracting the attention of American radio stations. The fiery sound of debut album Slit has seen the band travel around the world, also generating a top 10 single in South America along the way.

For their debut visit to Wigan they will be joined by fellow punk-related acts Dysphonia, who have played alongside Barb Wire Dolls at Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival, and Suicyanide.

The Boulevard is no stranger to international punk acts, having previously hosted Italian group 1000 Degrees.

Barb Wire Dolls will perform at The Boulevard on Thursday November 21, with doors opening at 8pm. Tickets are £5 in advance and £7 on the door, available on Davestock Promotions’ Facebook page.