Doll Skin

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Doll Skin
OriginPhoenix, Arizona, United States
Years active2013–present
LabelsEMP Label Group Distributed via Entertainment One and Cargo Records (UK), Past Label: Megaforce Records
  • Sydney Dolezal
  • Alex Snowden
  • Nicole Rich
  • Meghan Herring

Doll Skin is an all-female rock band from Phoenix, Arizona. The band is made up Meghan Herring (drums/vocals), Sydney Dolezal (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Nicole Rich (bass), and Alex Snowden (lead guitar). Their sound is a blend of punk, metal, alternative & pop. Doll Skin has been compared to bands ranging from The Donnas to The Go-Go's and to The Runaways.[1]


In 2013, the members began their collaborative work. The initial goal of the project was to compete in a local battle of the bands called Rock Revolution, at Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, AZ. In attendance that night was David Ellefson, bassist of the band Megadeth, and a judge. Doll Skin won first place that year with a nearly perfect score, with their time on stage leaving Ellefson convinced of their potential. He approached them a year later after following their local activity with an offer to manage and produce their music. [2] [3]

In November 2014, Doll Skin competed in and were a finalist in the Alice Cooper's "Proof Is In The Pudding" music competition.[4] In December 2014, they were featured in the Phoenix New Times as one of the 10 Best Bands and Musicians in Phoenix Under the Age of 21.[5] In March 2015, they were again featured in the Phoenix New Times as one of the top 15 bands to watch for in 2015.[6] In April 2015, they were the cover story of the North Valley Magazine as "Teen Sensations" rock band.[7]

In October 2015, Doll Skin released their debut EP, In Your Face via EMP Label Group and distributed by Megaforce Records (a division of Sony Music Entertainment/RED Distribution) in North America. The record was produced by David Ellefson, EMP Label Group.[8] In Your Face was mixed by the American record producer, sound engineer, former owner of Crush Recording Studios in Scottsdale, Arizona and founder of Area 52 Entertainment in Los Angeles, California, Ryan Greene.[9] In November 2015, Doll Skin was again referenced by the Phoenix New Times as the #1 band under the age of 21 in Phoenix, Arizona by stating that "It would be wholly impossible to discuss underage bands in Phoenix who are rocking it out without bringing Doll Skin up first.".[10] In December 2015, In Your Face was released in Europe, Asia and Australia by Cargo Records.[11][12] The EP, and first single, "Family of Strangers", has received airplay on many prominent stations in the US, Europe and Asia, including the influential LA Rock station KROQ,[13] and their debut song "Family of Strangers" landed on the CMJ Loud Rock Chart at #34.[9] In January 2016, Doll Skin was included in a list of the "10 Best Female Fronted Bands In Phoenix" by the Phoenix New Times.[14]

In November 2016, Doll Skin was awarded the 'Best Break Through Band' by Heavy Metal Television. The award was presented by Ed Masley, the music and entertainment reporter for The Arizona Republic. [15][16]

In December 2016, Alternative Press Magazine featured Doll Skin in the article "7 of the best rising bands under 21" stating: "Don’t let the rainbow hair fool you: Doll Skin are one rough and tough act to follow. Expressing themselves as “glitter-fueled, teenage, punk-rock superheroes,” these Southwest rockers are definitely more than just a pretty face, having toured extensively around the West Coast with bands as diverse as Dead Kennedys and Escape The Fate."[17]

On January 1st, 2017, Stone Chrome Radio & TV announced that Doll Skin won the 2016 Listener's Choice Award for "Favorite Female Fronted Band". [18]

In June 16, 2017, Doll Skin released their full-length debut album Manic Pixie Dream Girl. It debuted on the Billboard Heat-seeker chart at #6 and moved up one spot to #5 in week two. [19]

Band members[edit]

  • Sydney Dolezal - lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2013-present)
  • Alex Snowden - lead guitar, backing vocals (2013-present)
  • Nicole Rich - bass, backing vocals (2013-present)
  • Meghan Herring - drums, backing vocals (2013-present)


Heavy Metal Television Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Doll Skin Breakout Band Of The Year Won

Stone Chrome Radio Listener's Choice Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Doll Skin Favorite Female Fronted Band Of The Year Won
2017 Doll Skin Female Artist Of The Year Won
2017 Doll Skin / "Daughter" Song Of The Year Won


  • In Your Face EP (2015)
  • In Your Face (Again) EP (2016)
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl (2017)

In Your Face (2015)[edit]

All tracks written by Meghan Herring, Sydney Dolezal, Nicole Rich, Alex Snowden; except "Weatherman" (Dead Sara).

1."Family Of Strangers"2:26
2."Wring Me Out"3:25
3."Let’s Be Honest"2:56
5."So Much Nothing"3:08
6."Weatherman (Live)"4:27
Total length:22:09

Alice Cooper's: Taste of Christmas Pudding 2015 (2015)[edit]

10."All I Want For Christmas"3:32

In Your Face (Again) (2016)[edit]

All tracks written by Meghan Herring, Sydney Dolezal, Nicole Rich, Alex Snowden.

1."Family Of Strangers"2:26
2."Wring Me Out"3:25
3."Let’s Be Honest"2:56
5."So Much Nothing"3:08
6."Furious Fixation"5:07
7."Family Of Strangers (Punk'd Mix)"2:17
Total length:25:06

Manic Pixie Dream Girl (2017)[edit]

All tracks written by Meghan Herring, Sydney Dolezal, Nicole Rich, Alex Snowden; except Uninvited (Alanis Morissette).

1."Shut Up (You Miss Me)"2:45
3."Road Killa"2:58
4."Boy Band"3:23
7."Sweat Pea"4:18
8."Baby's Breath"3:42
10."Puncha Nazi"1:53
Total length:36:27

Charted Songs[edit]

Song Title Year Chart Name Peak chart positions Album
"Daughter" 2017 US Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator 32 Manic Pixie Dream Girl



Doll Skin has been endorsed by Music Man (company)[29], Sinister Guitar Picks,[30] Schecter Guitar Research,[31] ISP Technologies,[32] Beier Drums,[33] Daddario, Blackstar Amplification, Hartke Systems,[34] Korg, Lag Guitars, SJC Drums [35], Samson, and Sonal Percussions.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kevin Wierzbicki. "Doll Skin: Phoenix 'glitter punk' band gets 'In Your Face'". AXS.
  2. ^ Glenn BurnSilver. "Doll Skin is Phoenix's Most Exciting Teen Rock Band - Phoenix New Times". Phoenix New Times.
  3. ^ Glenn Madaline Zanni. "Rock Legend David Ellefson Talks Megadeth, Doll Skin And Lemmy". HuffPost Music.
  4. ^ "Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Teen Center".
  5. ^ Jeff Moses. "10 Best Bands and Musicians in Phoenix Under the Age of 21". Phoenix New Times.
  6. ^ Phoenix New Times. "Fifteen for '15: The Phoenix Acts to Watch This Year". Phoenix New Times.
  7. ^ Anissa Stringer. "North Valley Magazine". North Valley Magazine.
  8. ^ Ed Masley (8 October 2015). "Megadeth's David Ellefson signs Phoenix teens Doll Skin". azcentral.
  9. ^ a b "Arizona based all-female rock quartet DOLL SKIN are confirmed for the ShipRocked Cruise 2016". AZARIA MAGAZINE.
  10. ^ Jeff Moses. "The 10 Best Phoenix Bands Under the Age of 21 in 2015". Phoenix New Times.
  11. ^ "Megadeth's David Ellefson Launches Label Imprint, Signs Teenage Female Rock Band Doll Skin". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  12. ^ "David Ellefson Approved Doll Skin Set European Release Date For In Your Face EP". Brave Words. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  13. ^ Rodney On The Roq. "Rodney On The Roq Playlist 12/15/15". KROQ.
  14. ^ Amy Young. "The Best Female-Fronted Bands in Phoenix - Phoenix New Times". Phoenix New Times.
  15. ^ "Heavy Metal Television Awards 2016/Youtube". Heavy Metal Television.
  16. ^ "Heavy Metal Television Awards 2016/Facebook". Heavy Metal Television.
  17. ^ "7 of the best rising bands under 21". Alternative Press Magazine.
  18. ^ "2016 Stone Chrome Radio Favorite Female Fronted Band". Stone Chrome Radio & TV.
  19. ^ "Billboard Chart".
  20. ^ "Doll Skin To Support Metal Allegiance on West Coast Shows In January 2016". Screamer Magazine.
  21. ^ Bryan Shaw. "Metal Allegiance at the Whisky A Go Go".
  22. ^ "Doll Skin – Shiprocked Cruise 2016". Shock Wave Magazine.
  23. ^ "Doll Skin Announce Dates Supporting Dead Kennedys, Hellyeah + Headlining Tour + SXSW Appearance". I'm Music Magazine.
  24. ^ "Doll Skin to Embark on 'Generation Doom' 2016 North American Tour". Loudwire Magazine.
  25. ^ "HELLYEAH: We're All In This Together Tour - Lineup: HELLYEAH, Escape The Fate, Sunflower Dead, Doll Skin". LiveNation.
  26. ^ "Otep, Doll Skin & Fire From The Gods Set For Summer U.S. Tour". The PRP News.
  27. ^ "Warped Tour newcomers Doll Skin premiere electrifying new track, "Shut Up (You Miss Me)"". Alternative Press Magazine.
  28. ^ "Warped Tour Bands 2018". Vans Warped Tour.
  29. ^ "Doll Skin Premiere New Music Video for "Daughter"". Ernie Ball Music Man. 2017-10-13. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  30. ^ "Doll Skin's Debut EP, In Your Face, Arrives Today". Sinister Guitar Picks.
  31. ^ "Doll Skin - Artist Relations Page". Schecter Guitars Website.
  32. ^ "ISP Technologies and Doll Skin Teams Up with ISP Technologies". ISP News.
  33. ^ "Deier Drums Sponsored Artists". Deier Drums News.
  34. ^ "Nicole Rich, Artist Relations Page". Hartke/Samson Artist Page.
  35. ^ "Meghan Herring, Artist Relations Page". SJC Artist Page.

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