Barb Wire Dolls

Grunge punk rock band Barb Wire Dolls have announced their UK tour, playing at the Fulford Arms in May plus listings of other events.

Barb Wire Dolls are pleased to announce a full UK/European tour this spring. To celebrate the upcoming dates, the band will be releasing a brand new video “Surreal” February 6th, via Motörhead Music.

The single is taken from the band’s new album “Desperate” (out now). “Surreal is the fight between reality and the dream we live in.  Who are we and why do we remember/forget simultaneously? Is it the drugs we take? Is it the morbid fascination we have with the criminal game of war and politics? Is it the hardcore sex we constantly need to feel truly alive? Or is it the destruction of our ego that is needed to finally coexist within our perceived perception of what we believe actually is our own reality? Are we dead or alive, dreaming or watching our own nihilistic movie where we change plots as we feel our own existence slip away?” – Isis Queen/ Barb Wire Dolls

Recorded at Sonic Ranch (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ministry, Gogol Bordello) and NRG (Motörhead, Foo Fighters, No Doubt) studios, Barb Wire Doll’s sophomore album “Desperatewas produced and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil) and mastered by Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana’s Nevermind, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik, U2’s Pop). The ten-song album contains gripping rock tracks, empowering anthems, and hard-edged thrashers, all performed with the classic punk rock energy the band has become internationally known for.

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 placed them under his supportive wing.

Apart from touring on their own name and playing main stages at major festivals around the world, Barb Wire Dolls have also co-headlined dates with the likes of GBH, Fear, Mike Watt, Sham 69, Discharge, Cockney Rejects, The Ataris, Murder Junkies, CJ Ramone, 999, Status Quo, Mushroomhead, and Candlebox, as well as playing direct tour support for Jello Biafra, NOFX, Descendents, Bouncing Souls, and Steel Panther.

Out to smash all misconceptions about women in rock today, Barb Wire Dolls’ cultural and musical immediacy is not to be missed.

Barb Wire Dolls will play at Fulford Arms on the 25th May, Facebook Event:


Ming City Rockers, Zeal, Bloody Mango


Ming City Rockers are a four-piece rock band from  Immingham and are performing at the Fulford Arms on the 6th April with support acts.

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IDestroy, Altar Flowers,Red Winter


Rock band IDestroy are playing at the Fulford Arms on the 13th of April with support from Altar Flowers and Red Winter.

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Punishment of Luxury, Expelaires, Snakerattlers

From a background working in left-wing English fringe theatre groups, Punishment Of Luxury were a four-man post-punk band formed in December 1976 in Newcastle. Taking their name from an 1891 painting by Giovanni Segantini in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, the band consisted initially of Brian Bond (born Brian Rapkin – vocals), Neville Luxury (born Neville Atkinson – guitar, vocals), Red Helmet (guitar, vocals), Jimi Giro (bass guitar, vocals), and “Liquid” Les Denham (drums).

Punishment of Luxury will perform at The Wardrobe, Leeds on 21st April, Facebook event:

TV SMITH, Wharf Street Galaxy Band


The legend that is TV Smith returns to the Fulford Arms on 26th May to deliver songs from his 40 year repertoire of punktastic loveliness.

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