Rising from the SoCal Punk Scene: Doll Riot’s Journey to a Debut Album

Rising from the SoCal Punk Scene: Doll Riot’s Journey to a Debut Album

San Diego’s vibrant music scene continues to evolve, and at its forefront is the dynamic all-girl punk rock group, Doll Riot. With a rich history of legendary rock and punk acts like Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, and No Knife hailing from the city, Doll Riot is poised to carry on this tradition. Having already rocked over 60 shows in the past year, the band has been on an unstoppable journey, dropping multiple singles and gearing up to enter the studio on August 7th to record their debut full-length album.

The talented songwriters and lifelong friends of Doll Riot are in capable hands, as producer Alex Estrada takes the reins. Estrada’s track record includes iconic albums by Touché Amore, Joyce Manor, Silver Snakes, and Rotting Out, making him the perfect collaborator for Doll Riot’s upcoming project.

As they embark on this new creative journey at The Pale Moon Ranch studio, Doll Riot is already generating considerable excitement and anticipation. Despite their youth, this group has a proven knack for crafting high-quality, high-energy tracks. While they initially built their career in Northern San Diego, they’ve since expanded their reach, playing tour dates up and down the West Coast, even earning a coveted spot at an official Punk Rock Bowling show.

Their forthcoming album follows their 2022 Self-Titled EP and the 2023 single “Those Days,” which is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. Doll Riot’s impressive resume includes sharing the stage with legendary acts like Agent Orange and fostering strong ties with scene-defining bands from San Diego to Los Angeles, including Poison Hearts, Spray Allen, Death Valley Girls, Luby Sparks, and many more.

Doll Riot’s distinctive sound evokes the spirit of the iconic “riot girl” movement that defined the 90s underground music scene, drawing comparisons to revered acts such as L7, Hole, Bratmobile, Lunachicks, and Bikini Kill.

As the band prepares to unleash their debut album, Doll Riot is set to make a lasting mark on the world of punk rock, carrying the torch of San Diego’s illustrious musical heritage into the future.

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