Sohodolls were formed in London in 2003 after guitarist Toni Sailor saw Maya Von Doll performing at the Rhythm Factory in her then-band and agreed to play guitar with them – leading Maya and Toni to branch off and form their own group. Fellow band member Weston Doll commands an eclectic array of synths while the rhythm section concocts rock-solid grooves beneath the anthemic melodies and rock ‘n’ roll riffs. Matt Lord on bass and Paul Stone on drums complete the lineup.
Sohodolls do humour, paranoia, rage, horniness, and vulnerability in almost equal measure. Their debut album Ribbed Music for a Numb Generation (2007) is a twelve-track trawl through an electro-tinged rock ‘n’ roll underworld, a record about strippers, violence, paranoia and police car chases, featuring punchy guitars, strong rhythms, a lot of synth, and Maya’s voice sliding over it all. Fans of Peaches, Chicks On Speed, IAMX, and Crystal Castles won’t be disappointed.