Indie, Punk, Rock
Joshua Aubry // Jakob Kagan // Thomas Van Der Vliet // Jim Stirton // Brendan West
A carpet-bomb explosion of filthy primordial guitars, roiling liquid rhythms and primal voodoo jams, The Cherry Dolls are the pied pipers of those in search of the endless party and the eternal weekend. Following the rapturous reception of their 2017 debut album Viva Los Dolls, The Cherry Dolls are psyched to return with a new slice of neon-lit, grimy garage punk, 'Black & Blue,' and announce a single launch at The John Curtin Hotel on May 19th with special guests Candy and Longbows.
Boasting cataclysmic rhythms and thunderous riffs wild enough to send tremors through the very bedrock of Iggy Pop and Josh Homme’s souls. ‘Black & Blue’ twists and winds its way through a dark night of a soul steeped in mystery, love and pain, while flexing and pulsing with a primal frustration and piercing guitars.
A phenomenon — and one of the biggest live drawcards — in their hometown of Melbourne, with and album and two critically acclaimed EPs under their belt, The Cherry Dolls are making waves nationally with an ever-increasing fanbase. Built from the ground up with the bands relentless dedication to touring and their DIY or DIE attitude, they've packed out sweat-soaked venues all over the country with audiences taking cues from a lyrical maelstrom of star-crossed lovers, broken hearts and hitting the bottle until dawn.
Doused in malevolent riffs reminicant of The Stooges, the cocksure self-assuredness of The Strokes and the swagger of The Rolling Stones, the band have been hitting stages strutting their stuff with everyone from The Delta Riggs, British India and Spiderbait, to DZ Deathrays and Harts. With three years of unrelenting gigging and recording under their belts — alongside support from Triple J, commercial and community radio — The Cherry Dolls have given more than fair warning of their promise as one of Australia’s most electrifying bands.
The swooping, skin-shedding swagger of ‘Black & Blue’ — which was recorded and produced with Alex Markwell (Delta Riggs, Pretty Littles) at The Aviary in Abbotsford and mixed by Michael Badger (king gizzard & the lizard wizard) — is just the latest taste of their deliciously intense oeuvre.