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New Music Review: DOLL SKIN “In Your Face (Again)” EP

DOLL SKIN

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REVIEW – Last year, Doll Skin released a 6 song ep called In Your Face. It seems that they have revamped the ep to include two new songs and a new remix. Doll Skin’s debut EP In Your Face (Again) is something special. This all female band based out of Arizona has an energy and passion that comes out of the speakers and commands that you pay attention. This band plays a mixture of rock, pop and punk that really gels and becomes infectious.If this is a sample of what they are about, I cannot wait to see the full length. The opening track “Family of Strangers” starts off with some nasty guitar work that goes into this Donna’s meets Runaways feel. This song has a catchy chorus that you will find yourself humming after the track is over. The vocals are romancing while the instruments show you a band that work well with one another. “Wring Me Out” is the catchy pop punk song about love that feels like it suffocating. This song could work well on modern pop radio, I can picture many proms playing this song. “Let’s Be Honest” is that commercial bubble gum pop song that once you hear it, it is stuck in your head. This is the kind of song some fans will be expecting from them, and they pull it off okay. I really am more of a fan of the first two songs more, but the song was fair. “Blind” is the shock, they pull off a soft song and the vocals caress this song in such a beautiful way. It really shows that this band has some tricks up its sleeve. “So Much Nothing” is a mid tempo song that has some amazing playing in it.

I really loved this song so much. I love the vocals because it sounds like Sydney wanted to show everyone they are not some copy, that they are the real deal. This song stands out on that message. The closing track “Weatherman” is in a live setting where the band for the most part sounds relaxed. Then we have Furious Fixation that just comes at you with a force and fun intensity that will get you singing while banging your head. The passion they have on this song show me why they wanted to add this to the ep. Where the first songs were good, this sounds like the band got better between the original recording of the ep and some of the touring they have done. This sounds like a band who is getting tighter with their sound. Woman is that middle of the road song that bands put on a cd to keep the flow going, more like a track that has potential but you always want a little bit more. Not saying the song is bad by any means, it just feels that this is not them at their best. The last song is a remix that I guess like the live song is just there to showcase another dimension to their musical attack. This is a band who has so much potential, and this record I feel is a great appetizer before the storm hits you with their next effort. All in all, I really liked the CD for the most part and I feel the ladies have some promise. I just feel that they are going to steer closer to the commercial stuff and pop friendly sound which is good in parts, but i really hope that they keep the hard edge going as well. DOLL SKIN has promise and for fans of female music this record will be a good listen.

DOLL SKIN “In Your Face (Again)” EP

DOLL SKIN In Your Face (Again)Track Listing:
1. FAMILY OF STRANGERS
2. WRING ME OUT
3. LET’S BE HONEST
4. BLIND
5. SO MUCH NOTHING
6. WEATHERMAN (LIVE)
7. FURIOUS FIXATION
8. WOMAN
9. FAMILY OF STRANGERS (Punk’d Mix)

 

DOLL SKIN is:
Lead Vocals: Sydney Dolezal
Guitar: Alex Snowden
Bass: Nicole Rich
Drums: Meghan Herring

For more information about DOLL SKIN, please visit:

Website: www.dollskinband.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dollskinband
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dollskinband
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dollskinband

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