The majesty of rock, the mystery of roll, all underpinned by ferocious beats. Sohodolls are not afraid to bring in various musical styles – glam rock, punk, hip-hop and big band swing - put them through their mincer and put out twisted dark pop songs.
Singer and founder of the band Maya Von Doll, 'a female Iggy Pop', started the band a couple of years ago and brought in co-conspirator Toni Sailor who has been described by the NME as 'a more sinister Jimmy Page'. They are a weird and wonderful collection of musical maestros who wouldn't look out of place in A Clockwork Orange or Bowie's Labyrinth. Weston Doll commands an eclectic array of synths while the rhythm section concoct rock-solid grooves beneath the anthemic melodies and rock and roll riffs. Matt 'Fuzzy' Lord on bass and Paul Stone on drums complete the lineup. Sohodolls is first and foremost a live band that you must subject yourself to at least once in your lifetime.
The band wants global domination - their tentacles are already stretching out beyond the safe outposts of LA and London. The band's ethos is and always has been 'putting rock and roll back into music'. This doesn't mean bad behaviour fit for Channel 4 viewing, although it does rear its ugly head every now and then on the tour bus or backstage, but rather Sohodolls' ethos is one of bold creativity - riffs, songs, lyrics and intros that bands like The Who and The Stooges would dive head-first into.
Sohodolls do humour, paranoia, rage, horniness and vulnerability in almost equal measure. The Sohodolls debut album, Ribbed Music for a Numb Generation was released on 23 September 2007 through AG records.
Sohodolls were formed in London, England, 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.
A 3 song EP called Mayday was released in 2014. Also in 2014, Sohodolls released their Single, Talk of the Town.
A remastered version and two remixes of Stripper was released in October 2020.
In 2021, 4 Singles were Released, Period, Shut Your Pretty Mouth , Silent War , and Snakes & Ladders . The Album, Ribbed Music for the Numb Generation - the Remixes , was released in 2021 with a collection of remixed for their 2007 Debut Album including a Bonus Track, Is This Love (Bonus Track). Also in 2021, Sohodolls released a 2021 Remastered Version of their hit song, Bang Bang Bang Bang with a Remix from Halo Sol of the song as well.
In 2022, Sohodolls worked with Power-Haus and Christian Reindl to release a new Single,Walking in My Shoes