“Expertly constructed, passionately executed and extremely catchy throughout, Valley of the Dolls is an absolute blast, a wonderfully empowering and energised new beginning for an artist, at 60, still hellbent on fulfilling her musical potential.” **** – Daily Telegraph
“A set of buzzing, attitude-soaked punk-pop bangers.” 8/10 – Uncut
“Post-punk icon.” – NME
“These songs spark and crackle like little pop-punk generators.” – Mojo
“An album that thrills and enthrals.” **** – The Sun
“Fiery grunge dynamics of Hole and The Breeders twisted with some timeless ‘50s girl group style.”– Louder Than War
“Smith sounds very much in her element.”- Loud & Quiet
On a high after receiving widespread acclaim for her recent debut solo album ‘Valley of the Dolls’, the post-punk icon Brix Smith can now reveal details of her summer touring plans in support of the record.
Her all-female supergroup – completed by My Bloody Valentine duo Deb Googe(bass) and Jen Macro (keys/guitar) plus Lisa Lux (drums) – will play a series of headline shows throughout May and June, followed by select festival dates.
Brix Smith says, “I’m going on tour. The All Female Super Group and I are hitting the road from May for our Valley of the Dolls UK tour. Can’t wait to see you out there.”
Tickets for the shows, listed below, are available from her website.
23rd – Bristol, Strange Brew
24th – Manchester, YES
27th – Bearded Theory Festival
28th – London, Lower Third
8th – Newcastle, Cluny 1
9th – Glasgow, King Tuts
14th – Brighton, Concorde 2
16th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
25th – Stone Valley North Festival
6th – Rebellion Festival
Firmly established as a post-punk legend through her work with The Fall, The Adult Net and The Extricated, Brix Smith’s debut album ‘Valley of The Dolls’ proved to be a fascinatingproposition: a debut solo album from an artist with a storied history, and a record in which themes drawn from years of personal experience are expressed with the liberated rush of a youthful rock ‘n’ roll band.
Produced by the Grammy Award winning Youth (The Verve, Jesus & Mary Chain, Killing Joke), the album evokes the rich melody and fiery grunge attack of The Breeders and Hole, while Brix’s lyrics examine the darker undercurrent that lurks beneath the gloss of The Golden State of California.