Review : Soho Dolls - Ribbed Music For The Numbed Generation
MusicomhGod, but Soho Dolls are LOUD. So loud in fact that it's a good idea to check the volume setting before you slip them in, and drop it by a couple of notches if you don't want your ears to bleed.
That, however, is about the only criticism there is to find in this truly lovely package, the debut album from a band who wear their influences on their sleeve(notes), producing dark electro-glam of a lushness not heard since the synthtastic early '80s....full text
ThebeatsurrenderOk, ok I know what you are thinking already looking at the image that iíve used of the Soho Dolls lead singer Maya Von Doll (yes iím still not convinced thatís her real name either), ďI can see why youíve been giving their singles decent reviews Kev, youíve always been a sucker for a gorgeous lead singer in bands that probably werenít as good musically as someĒ (Curve, Sleeper, Salad, St Etienne etc etc).
Well I did genuinely like the above mentioned bands music as well as the lead singers in my defence and itís no different with the Soho Dolls. I actually heard them before I saw any pictures of Maya and was drawn in by their dark-electro mixed with punky attitude on singles like Stripper and Prince Harry. What I wasnít sure about was how they would hold up over a full album....full text
IndigoflowAfter several years and one almost complete personnel change (Maya von Doll being the only surviving original member), the Soho Dollsí long anticipated debut album, Ribbed Music For The Numb Generation, is finally here. Despite this albumís title and Maya von Dollís claims that she wants ďpeople to tap into their primal sense again,Ē what the band actually have to offer is clinical electro-rock....full text
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