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These dolls are not collector's items, but nor are they desperate; poseable and pretty good fun.

From an artist commune in Crete, this is apparently unique. Guess if it is or not? That's right. They say they meld lots of styles. Guess if they do? Right again. What this does do is portray a fine line in charm and even if the sounds here are predominantly Rock Punk, Indie Punk and Pop Punk, they clearly believe in what they're doing and that brings warmth.

With Barbie on bass, Action Man on drums and Sindy on synths...not really of course, but we do have Isis Queen, Pyn Doll, Krash Doll, Iriel Blaque and Remmington. The brattiness index is turned to ten, the choruses are big de-rigeur bangers and the bass takes its place at the front of the music but here, there is a contained power, the kind of thing that US early eighties New Wave bands possessed, nothing explodes here, but that would be too easy. This gives us the feeling that they could take your face off, but just can't be arsed.

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'Surreal' and its shuddering verse and dropped-out aesthetic is too cool to pogo around for too long, and a very similar 'Bigmouth Strikes Again' acoustic at the head of 'Blind To You' belies a more straight ahead Punk attack. Whilst 'Take Me Home" resolves itself in Sleaze and 'Heart Attack' cannot resist resorting of Riot Grrrl dynamics and a manifesto, "We are young, we are strong...". There is, unfortunately, far too much of the template about this release; by the time tracks eight to ten come round, you may be craving a bit of difficulty, a little challenge. On the other hand, this may be the best cider and roll up party you've been to for ages, and that's all you'll need. Barb Wire Dolls certainly have "attitood", and their use of what sounds like the riff from 'Whole Lotta Love' in 'Darby Crash' has to be admired; the problem is that a lot of this sound is so, how to put it...over. It sounds like what we have heard before and, in many cases, moved on from.

These dolls are not collector's items, but nor are they desperate; poseable and pretty good fun.

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