British all-female five-piece outfit the Sex Pissed Doll’s bring their raucous Psycho tour to Tyneside.
The Sex Pissed Doll’s are no strangers to the North East of England having performed in the region several times previously, including a standout pyro-fuelled show at The Point in Sunderland a couple of years back. The Tyneside branch of the Dolls Barmy Army are in attendance to give the group a welcome return to the O2 Academy Newcastle.
Exploding onto the stage like a vortex of energy the group kicks off the show with their take on The Talking Head’s “Psycho Killer”, Blondie’s “Hanging on the Telephone” which is followed in quick succession by a crowd-pleasing airing of the band’s namesakes The Sex Pistols “God Save The Queen”. This opening trio of numbers sets the tone for the night ahead.
The core of the band’s headline set this evening covers a wide musical spectrum from New Wave through to more contemporary Indie/Alternative Rock, but at the heart of the show it’s the group’s myriad of Punk Rock classics which gets the crowd moving. Standout numbers include the likes of The Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop”, The Buzzcocks “Ever Fallen In Love” and The Damned’s “New Rose”.
The Sex Pissed Doll’s enigmatic lead vocalist Nancy Doll, who is dressed in a black latex catsuit prowls the edge of the stage whilst orchestrating the madness all night long. The band’s energy does not subside at any point in their high octane performance.
As the group hurtle towards the finish line they wheel out a cover of “Pretty Vacant”, which is one of the highlights of the show along with the Still Little Fingers timeless anthem “Alternative Ulster” before bringing their main set to a close by putting their own distinctive slant on Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
Tonight the Sex Pissed Doll’s transport many of the Geordie faithful back to their youth with a retrospective set which showcases many of the greats of the punk rock genre.
Event Date: 20-April-2018