Return of the riot grrrls

Doll Fight

Burlington's own Doll Fight

 

Local band Doll Fight look too youthful for what they play. This is early 90s riot grrrl music: L7, Babes in Toyland, Bikini Kill. You can hear Sleater-Kinney in their sound too–one of the best rock bands in recent memory, but so unique that it’s hard to incorporate their angular, complex sound into anything else. Doll Fight manage it, though, with slightly off-kilter guitar parts and declarative singing. Going back even further, I can hear strains of the Descendants, the Butthole Surfers, the Slits, and other cheeky bands of the punk and hardcore years.  They could benefit from better production and more confidence in the vocals, but Doll Fight are a welcome addition to Vermont’s music scene. You can listen to their music here.

 

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