London based, punk outfit the Doll's House chat about their music.
In their own words, "Doll's House are here to rock you to your foundations, fill your days with dirty synth-rock, hot-pop soundtracks and leave your brain gasping and demanding more after listening...
"Combining loud guitar hooks, ghosting melodies and thumping beats, the band's delivery and all-round game leaves no-one in doubt of future success... Just sit back, relax and let it explode in your face."
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn't heard it before?
Pop-tinged, raunch-fuelled... We're bringing SexyRock.
So, how did you get together?
Pure chance, we held up a bank together, but that wasn't successful enough so we considered how else to rob people of their hard-earned cash.
Who are your musical influences?
It varies through the group, but elements of Prince, style and vibe from No Doubt, and attitude of early Madonna, minus the crosses and virgins. Other influences in the band range from Kate Bush to Queens Of The Stone Age.
What subjects do you tackle in your lyrics?
Love, loss, life and death.
Your music is available through Movement (available on PlayStation Store); how are the Internet and downloads changing the face of the music industry?
Enormously, it's possible to get out there straight to the music buying public, allowing for free reign creatively and control over your career. That can only benefit the listener in the long run. There's easier access and more choice.
What do you think of the general perception of music from your country?
The general perception is that it's good, but not important, not vital. Bar Amy Winehouse, does anyone outside the UK know about the UK music industry? The view within the band is that it's throwaway and far too counterfeit.
Are you touring this year or will you be doing any festivals?
We've just come back from Norway and will be going back there in August for another show, then on to Holland for a festival and then Ireland. This is along with all the UK gigs we are doing up and down the country, it's gonna be a packed summer for us!
Doll's House's Movement videos can be downloaded from PlayStation Store. More about Doll's House can be found on their MySpace page, myspace.com/dollshouse.