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House of Dolls – Welcome to the Department of Nuclear Medicine (Album Review)

Posted in Album Review, IRISH NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , on June 7, 2012 by Tickets There

Earlier this year, House of Dolls asked their fans to help them make a record through a :fund:it campaign. Showing the DIY spirit is alive and well (with a little help from investors – Ed.) the band have finally completed and released their debut album, ‘Welcome To The Department of Nuclear Medicine’. Twelve songs that delve into the band’s defining melancholic, alt-rock core and further explores that infectious psychedelic sound first heard on ‘Gimmie Some Glory’ and ‘Before She Wakes’.

Opening with the full throttle ‘I Thought You Were My Friend’ and ‘Murder Machine’, the record refuses to pull it’s punches and sets you up for the ambient and wonderful ‘Photograph’ (sadly not a cover of the Def Leppard classic….next time – Ed.), ‘Prostitutes’ ups the tempo with its chunky guitars and vintage punk influence before the stellar ‘Into The Void’ shines through. Set on a basic bass line, Into the Void is wrapped it in both vastness and heavy, spiralling, soring leads and bewitching vocals. An excellent song if ever there was one.

Despite sticking closely to their formula sound, the band are able to diverse themselves into several different forms of attack. On heavier / rocking numbers such as ‘Light Starts to Fade’, No Excuses’, ‘Ills’ and ‘American Dream’ House of Dolls put both feet forward, pounding you with guitars and solid vocals while the more radio friendly numbers like ‘Lovers & Clowns’, ‘Photograph’, ‘Into The Void’, and ‘All I Need’ maintain the same gritty overtone, but stay neatly wrapped in a polished, well thought out collision of instrumental leads and un-intruding vocals.

An excellent album from start to finish and one well worth buying if you’re looking for some new blood on the scene.

House Of Dolls Announce :fund:it Campaign For Debut Album

Posted in IRISH NOISE!, Music, News with tags , , , , on January 29, 2012 by Tickets There

Dublin band House Of Dolls have announced a :fund:it campaign to help get their début album, Welcome To The Department Of Nuclear Medicine, completed, pressed and distributed by it’s current launch date, February 17th. The band are looking to raise €2,000 and have already amassed €1,395.00 in the few days since the campaign was launched. Anyone’s that’s heard their début single ‘Gimmie Some Glory will know these guys are worth every penny you can invest. Their official speal can be found below along with a breakdown of the rewards available to those who assist.

Since our inception we have been making ears bleed and having a good time doing so. In that time we have evolved, exploring, absorbing and devouring everything weird, wonderful and brain-blistering going on around us. But now it is time for us to put out on record the culmination of 3 years of beautiful chaos. We are on the home
straight….but we need to get by with a little help from our friends on this one.

So, here’s the deal. Over the past 4 months we have been busy recording our 11-track début album “Welcome To The Department Of Nuclear Medicine” with Liam Mulvaney in Bow Lane Studios. This album is a labour of love. This album is a snarling beast. This album has bled us dry. This is the spawn of House Of Dolls. One last push and it’s unleashed….

With time restrictions we need help to cover the cost of the album mixing, mastering and duplication fees. For the kind spirited souls who want to play a part in making this happen we are offering the rewards outlined to your left. These can be posted out to participants or collected from us at our launch gig in the Workmans Club, Dublin, on the 17th of February

The band are also offering rewards for donations which can be found below.

€10 + You will receive a copy of the album on the night of the album launch which is to be held in The Workmans club on February 17th.

€15 + You will receive a copy of the album on the night of the album launch and free entry which is to be held in The Workmans club on February 17th. (entrance on the night will be €10)

€20 + You will receive a copy of the album on the night of the album launch which is to be held in The Workmans club on February 17th plus a House Of Dolls t-shirt.

€30 +You will receive a copy of the album on the night of the album launch and free entry which is to be held in The Workmans club on February 17th. (entrance on the night will be €10). You will also receive a House Of Dolls t-shirt and a copy of House Of Dolls previously released single ‘Gimme Some Glory’

You can read more and donate @ www.fundit.ie .

Welcome To The Department Of Nuclear Medicinewill be officially released on The First Born Is Dead Recordings, February 17th with a launch show at the Workman’s club.