Grunge rock trio The Rocket Dolls have released a grim video ahead of new album and UK tour this April. The band will be appearing live at Wildfire Festival and Ramblin’ Man Fair.

In the new video ‘DeaDHead‘, The Rocket Dolls vocalist/guitarist Nikki Smash takes on the role of grim reaper to deliver a message of death courtesy of his bosses, played by band mates Benji Knopler (drums) and Joe Constable (bass). Eventually having enough of delivering punishment and the misery it inflicts, Nikki delivers a rose to the crime overlords and punishes them for using him to do their dirty work, giving them a taste of their own medicine!

The Rocket Dolls new music video was directed by Dave Neale & James Eldridge of Wild Stag Studios.

Smash talks about the song,”‘DeaDhead’ is just simply about my battles with depression, battle with drugs and prescription painkillers. After a particular heavy day, I hadn’t a clue where on earth I was, I was actually in a flat downstairs from my own and I couldn’t for the life of me get back to my own. The day after, I realised something had to change. I couldn’t carry on being that reckless, and this song is very much me wearing my heart on my sleeve.

The new album ‘DeaDHead‘ is out 6th April 2018 and is available to pre-order now.

Live dates:

6th April – Southampton, The Firehouse
7th April – Worthing, Bar42
10th April – Sheffield, West Street Live
11th April – Newcastle, Trillians Rock Bar
12th April – Edinburgh, Bannermans
13th April – Glossop, The Globe
14th April – Birmingham, The Hammer & The Anvil
15th April – Northampton, The King Billy Rock Bar
19th April – Cardiff, Creature Sound
20th April – Weymouth, Finns
21st April – London, Dublin Castle
26th May – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
4th Aug – Hastings, Black Market Vip
June – Wiston, Wildfire Festival
Date tbc – Maidstone Ramblin’ Man Fair

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The Rocket Dolls have premiered their energised music video for new single ‘None Of This Is Right‘. The song is taken from The Rocket Doll’s forthcoming sophomore album ‘DeadHead‘, which is released 6th April.
HERE WE GO….The first song from the new album, and now the first music video is here… there’s no doubt about it, we wanted to come out swinging with ‘None Of This Is Right,” says vocalist/guitarist Nikki Smash. “We shot the music video in London on a giant arena stage as we really wanted to capture the energy of our live show. Luckily for us Orange Amps were kind enough to help out with the back line which really aided in capturing the essence of the band and this song. Working with Dave Neale from Brighton based Wildstag Studios was a real joy, he did a killer job for ‘None Of This Is Right’; it’s a great representation of The Rocket Dolls right here, right now.
Recorded at London’s award winning British Grove Studios (David Gilmour, Razorlight, Mark Knopfler) the forthcoming album ‘DeadHead‘ was produced and mixed by Mark Roberts (Black Peaks, Rob Chapman, Toska, Dorje). Relentless in their approach, The Rocket Dolls have taken the rock mould, smashed it, and then meticulously pieced it back together again to deliver a fresh contemporary collection of music that combines the best bits of heavy rock, grunge, punk, and pop smart sensibilities. It’s clear the band have spent time wisely crafting their second album, as it’s a monster.
 ‘DeadHead‘ is released 6th April 2018.
UK Tour Dates
6th April – Southampton, The Firehouse
7th April – Worthing, Bar42
10th April – Sheffield, West Street Live
11th April – Newcastle, Trillians Rock Bar
12th April –  Edinburgh, Bannermans
13th April – Glossop, The Globe
14th April – Birmingham, The Hammer & The Anvil
15th April – Northampton, The King Billy Rock Bar
19th April – Swansea, Creature Sound
20th April – Weymouth, Finns
21st April – London, Dublin Castle
26th May – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
4th Aug – Hastings – Black Market VIP

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Explosive Brighton based heavy rock trio The Rocket Dolls are ready to ignite with the news they’ll release their full length new studio album ‘DeadHead‘ on Friday the 6th April and take it on the road for UK live dates. Featuring just the right amount of melody with straight up hook laden driven riffs combined with curveballs when you least expect them, ‘DeadHead‘ is a must hear album for 2018

 

Recorded at London’s award winning British Grove Studios (David Gilmour, Razorlight, Mark Knopfler) ‘DeadHead‘ was produced and mixed by Mark Roberts (Black Peaks, Rob Chapman, Toska, Dorje). Relentless in their approach, The Rocket Dolls have taken the rock mould, smashed it, and then meticulously pieced it back together again to deliver a fresh contemporary collection of music that combines the best bits of heavy rock, grunge, punk, and pop smart sensibilities. It’s clear the band have spent time wisely crafting their second album, as it’s a monster.

The art work for ‘DeadHead‘ was created by Sam Hayles at DOSEprod (Earthtone 9, Pitchshifter, Jayce Lewis) and serves as a poignant reminder to the meaning behind the forthcoming release. “Sam captured the essence of what our new album is about”, explains Nikki Smash (lead vocals and guitarist). “It’s a reflection on personal demons and modern day society; the split in the wolf (half animal / half machine) symbolises the transformation between good to bad and bad to good. It demonstrates not just the struggle of depression and anxiety that inflicts itself upon our society, but also the wolf in motion should be seen as a symbol of hope and the need to fight and overcome what’s wrong in our world.

The Rocket Dolls are no strangers to the music scene, having shared stages with Funeral For A Friend, Grinspoon, Slaves To Gravity, Zico Chain, Rob Chapman & Dorje, Terrovision and more, plus slots at festivals like Hard Rock Hell, Teddy Rocks, and their music videos have been aired on Scuzz TV.

Nikki Smash talks about the new album:

I wrote most of this record in a short space of time. It just started pouring out of me, the riffs, lyrics and melodies moulding the vibe of each song, and creating a monster of a dark, fighting, battle laden, anthemic rock album. It’s both a very personal album, but also a reflection on modern day society. We’re all incredibly proud of ‘DeadHead’, it’s our strongest collection of music to date and we can’t wait to share it with all our friends.

The Rocket Dolls new album ‘DeadHead‘ is out 6th April 2018.

Tracklist:

  1. None Of This Is Right
  2. She’s Starting Something Now
  3. DeadHead
  4. She Said
  5. The Last Thing On My Mind
  6. Stop The Dead Men Crying
  7. Drowning
  8. The Desperate
  9. Strain
  10. Rusty Bones
  11. Trigger

‘Deadhead’ UK Tour

6th April – Southampton, The Firehouse

7th April – Worthing, Bar42

10th April – Sheffield, West Street Live

11th April – Newcastle, Trillians Rock Bar

12th April –  Edinburgh, Bannermans

13th April – Glossop, The Globe

14th April – Birmingham, The Hammer & The Anvil

15th April – Northampton, The King Billy Rock Bar

19th April – Cardiff, Creature Sound

20th April – Weymouth, Finns

21st April – London, Dublin Castle

26th May – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar