Aztec Doll | Bowdlerize | ONI13 | Free Download


Only in the olden days did music get released on a Monday morning. Today is not the olden days but it is a Tuesday and the day that Aztec Doll release the 3 track EP Bowdlerize as a free download. Bowdlerize is the follow up to 2013’s Endlessly and was again recorded with Alan Smyth of 2fly Studios in Sheffield. The EP marks the first material the band have recorded with new member Hayley Youell providing synth and vocals. Listen and download from the Bandcamp link below:

Aztec Doll have had an amazing year already with appearances at Newfound Festival, Live in Barnsley and a slot supporting Post War Glamour Girls amongst the highlights. There are still chances to catch them at this year’s Long Division, Oakwell Music Festival and Clarence Park Festivals and  you should probably keep your eyes on their Facebook for more.

Direct mp3s:  BowdlerizeRag Doll | Red Blood

Finally here’s how the ever knowledgeable Alternative Barnsley have described the experience of hearing the above songs:

““They have created an EP that satisfies everything I loved about their first EP, yet they have developed their sound so that they manage to surprise me at every single turn. Aztec Doll have subtly evolved, being now less alt-rock and more ethereal and gothic dream-pop. It’s a smart move, and now they stand even further out in that field of their own.”

Other words for Aztec Doll:

‘Endlessly’ finds singer Roxanna Mitchell by turn delicately haunting and scathingly sharp as she assets her dominance over an insistent and atmospheric guitar line. As much Skeletal Family or Ghost Dance as Siouxsie or The Cure, Aztec Doll have definitely got the goth-tinged post-punk sound nailed.” 9/10 Whisperinandhollerin

“A band that are making some waves on the local scene. Fronted by Roxanna Mitchell, the band play this kind of retro post-punk, crashy guitars, subtle synths, Siouxsie and the Banshees play Soft Cell, sort of thing, and trust me, that’s got to be something good.” Backseat Mafia

“Lyrical lonerism at its finest” 8/10 There Goes The Fear

“Full of dark nihilism and motorik magic, Electrelane-like jagged guitars, ringing electronics.” Sounds XP

Top photo by Lee Garforth Photography

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