Album Review: The Rocket Dolls – DeadHead (Self Released)

Brighton based heavy rock trio The Rocket Dolls are ready to release their full length new studio album ‘DeadHead’ on Friday the 6th April 2018.

Vocalist & lead guitarist 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.”

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DeadHead is fuelled by hook-laden riffs that make The Rocket Dolls’ brand of hard rock larger & more interesting in scope. The heavy rock trio have crafted an 11-track album that has groove, bounce & catchy rhythm. The first single, None of This is Right an exemplary example of the heavy beat that makes the album such a strong listen.

The groovy chugging guitar riff of She’s Starting Something Now, the heavy beat of the title track, the mournful melody of The Last Thing on My Mind and the grungier Drowning keep things exciting. Plenty to get the body moving & the mind racing.

A decent mix of fast, up-tempo rock songs & sorrowful melodic moments show off the wide range that The Rocket Dolls have. Certainly more then your ordinary hard rock band, the trio continue to surprise as Strain delivers thumping heaviness and the finale, Trigger brings seriously heavy groove & a fast-paced finish.

Very satisfying.

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The Rocket Dolls – DeadHead Full Track Listing:

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

The Rocket Dolls will embark on a huge UK tour starting the same day as the album release. Check out the dates below:


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
You can order the album now on Big Cartel where you can also pick up merchandise. Listen to The Rocket Dolls on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud and watch videos on YouTube. Find out more/keep up to date with news via their website, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Rocket Dolls - DeadHead (Self Released)
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