Wednesday, April 20, 2016

DOLL SKIN - In Seattle's Face - Gig Review! 4/15/16

Seattle, WA

April 15, 2016

Doll Skin have been making a buzz as of late - partially based on their age and partially based on the involvement of Dave Ellefson (of Megadeth fame).  Neither of these factors is fair to the band as Doll Skin ripped up Studio Seven on Friday night.

Every young band (teenage years) faces the same criticism that they're a novelty act.  That their age, or also in this case, being an all-female band, is the only reason they're getting attention.  The audience on Friday was witness to a band that played well beyond their years.

Touring in support of their release, "In Your Face" (recently re-released as "In Your Face (Again)" with extra tracks and new artwork), the quartet played a highly entertaining and energetic set.

Based out of Phoenix, Arizona, the band consists of Meghan Herring (drums), Sydney Dolezal (vocals), Nicole Rich (bass), and Alex Snowden (guitar).

Sydney, in particular, really commanded the stage during their set.  I found myself thinking how can someone so young perform on such a high level?  The potential that Dave Ellefson saw early on was very apparent watching Doll Skin perform at Studio Seven.

Describing their music as only punk is doing it a disservice.  It's definitely punk influenced but there are elements of rock, pop, alternative, and even a bit of metal in Alex’s guitar playing. 

I got the feeling watching the band play that I was watching a band that will be on the rise for years to come.

I'm highly interested to see what the future brings.  If Doll Skin hits your town, do yourself a favor and go check them out!


  1. I agree. Saw them on the opening night of the tour in Las Vegas and was very impressed.

  2. I think they're really surprising some people on this tour with OTEP. Making new fans one gig at a time - the old school way!