Barb Wire Dolls are gearing up to release their electrifying new album, Rub My Mind, tomorrow, July 7, 2017 via Motörhead Music and in celebration, they've released another new song, "If I Fall." The new track focuses on self-love, topics of suicide and just wanting to give up on life in itself.
The band has teamed up with Alternative Press today to share the track and a statement from Isis Queen about her own personal struggles with self-loathing, and how giving up is never the answer.
In her statement, Isis Queen says, "I'm extremely grateful that I'm alive today and that our music and message of self-empowerment and self-realization has been able to reach others who have felt the way I did before. Our new track, "If I Fall", was written about this important issue and I hope it can open up rusty portals in someone's mind to look beyond suicide and take the challenge that life gives us - and to create a fulfilling, good life for themselves. If we can inspire anyone to make any sort of positive change, that is our mission." (Read the full statement HERE.)
Barb Wire Dolls are touring all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour in support of the album! Along the way, the band has met many fans, new and old, face-to-face - hearing their personal stories and bonding over a mutual love of rock music. But one young fan's story, in particular, really stuck with the band - a 15-year-old girl who expressed that she was considering taking her own life, but after discovering Barb Wire Dolls and listening to their messages of self-love and self-empowerment, was inspired to find new ways to use her inner strength to live a more joyous life and help others who are experiencing similar struggles. This story greatly touched lead singer Isis Queen, who also battled with suicidal thoughts at a young age.
Rub My Mind was recorded in the Joshua Tree desert at legendary studio Rancho De La Luna in California, where Iggy Pop and Queens Of The Stone Age made their seminal albums. Produced and mixed by Jay Baumgardner (Evanescene, John Fogerty, Bush), Rub My Mindis a collection of thirteen eclectic tracks that reflect on the state of our world, how to deal with it - and how to escape it! Rub My Mind builds on the energetic platform of their last two releases - Slit (2013) and Desperate (2016) - delivering an album that confidently grabs your immediate attention. Rub My Mind's soundscape blends the melodic rage of lead guitarist and former pro surfer and skateboarder Pyn Doll, the crunchy rhythm guitar of Remmington, the pulsating bass of Iriel Blaque, the Bonham-esque power of Krash Doll on drums; all led by Isis Queen's dynamic vocals and flamboyant presence. Dedicated to legend Lemmy, the album is an exciting retro cocktail of late '70s influenced punk and '90s grunge refracted through the prism of 2017.
2017 Vans Warped Tour, Presented by Journeys:
7/6 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
7/7 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
7/8 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/9 - Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
7/10 - Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/11 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/12 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/13 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
7/14 - Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
7/15 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/16 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/18 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/20 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/21 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/22 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/23 - Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
7/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
7/26 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis
7/27 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
7/28 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
7/29 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
7/30 - Houston, TX @ NRG Park - Main Street Lot
8/1 - Las Cruces, NM @ "New Mexico State University (Intramural Field)"
8/4 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/5 - San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
8/6 - Pomona, CA @ Fairplex Pomona