Doll Fight! was a three-woman riot grrrl band from Vermont active from February 2011 - August 2013. They released three albums and were featured on several compilations.
After forming in 2011 at the initiative of front-woman Christine, the grrrls of Doll Fight! didn’t waste any time. They released their first demo in about three months and followed it up less than a year later with a six-track EP. They played more than 40 shows that year.
They spent 2012 playing shows up and down the east coast, making friends from New York to Maine, and writing new material.
Doll Fight! are preparing released their first full-length album, Queen City Riot Grrrl, with fifteen never-recorded songs on August 21, 2013, the same day as their final show. They billed the show as their "record release show + last show ever!"
Doll Fight! have been featured on several comps, including "Rebel on the Underground, A Tribute to X-Ray Spex" by Permanent Wave Records.
The sound, and ethos, of Doll Fight! is built on the foundation of the Riot Grrrl scene that peaked during the early 1990s. Mathias and Riel were both fans of the early Riot Grrrl sound, both for the music itself and for the bands’ manifesto: “revolution, girl style, now!” Doll Fight! songs retain this message of female empowerment and social change, while moving far beyond the often basic musical levels found in early Riot Grrrl. Mathias’ short, power-packed songs draw on the punk rock tradition, while the low end work and hardcore punk background of Riel bring additional ferocity to the band’s sound . Doll Fight’s live shows are visceral, intense and all about the music.
Twenty years after the first wave of Riot Grrrl hit, the need for girl-style revolution lives on: rock music remains, in many ways, male-dominated and musically unadventurous. The women of Doll Fight! put their full energy toward creating innovative original music for the 21st century, while empowering the next generation of grrrls. The members of Doll Fight! volunteer their time as part of the organization Girls Rock Vermont, a rock and roll camp for girls.
Doll Fight! believes in empowering the disempowered. We believe that resisting all forms of oppression and injustice is necessary. Doll Fight! is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-heterosexist, and anti-cissexist group of musicians. We stand in solidarity with those who are brushed into the margins, swept into the cracks, and kicked into the gutters.