Ragdolls Post “Michelle” Music Video
February 20, 2012
“Michelle”, the new video from Varberg, Sweden-based horror rockers Ragdolls, has been released.
Produced and edited by frontman Vikki Violence, “Michelle” represents the band’s first ever music video. This summer Ragdolls will start working on the follow-up to their debut album ‘Dead Girls Don’t Say No’ (logic(il)logic Records 2011), which is expected to be released before the end of 2012. Visit the band at www.facebook.com/pages/Ragdolls/171520419558761 and www.logicillogic.net.
In 2007 a band called Ragdolls was re-burn from being a cover rock band to a horror-punk band when Vikki Violence had enough of all the boring hardcore/emo/metal music that was going on in his small hometown Varberg. He wanted to create something new, mix old stuff with new stuff, and shock people with twisted lyrics and weird stage behaviour. The band’s original members from this time were: Vikki Violence on guitar and vocal, Dr. Kratz on bass and Drae Toxx on drums. The band did some gigs all around Sweden, wrote a couple of songs and recorded a demo named ‘Ragdolls’. A song they wrote for a contest was “All Emo Kids Must Die”, and it became one of the most loved and hated songs in their hometown from all the local bands. It’s an ironic song and not something you should take too seriously. Later at the end of the year the band split up because of some personal problems and lack of time.
Vikki wanted to keep on writing music but none of the original members wanted to re-unite the band. Vikki kept on writing music and one day at the end of the year he met Chx at a party at a friend’s house. They talked about Ragdolls and Chx really wanted to be a part of it, he wanted to do the same thing as Vikki was doing. They discussed it over for some time and in summer 2009 they recorded a seven track EP named ‘Drink, Dig, Die’ and made a digital release. Later on in the fall, an old childhood friend, Damaged L, just left his band and was looking for something new to do. He called Vikki up and asked if he could be part of the band since he loved the EP they recently released.
In the winter of 2009 Ragdolls found their drummer, a short 23-year-old guy who could beat the hell out of those drums… Broken Bridget. So Vikki asked him if he would like to try it out and after that, all the pieces fell in the right place. Ragdolls now had a full line-up again — this was something new, nothing like the old stuff. ‘Dead Girls Don’t Say No’ was released in 2011 and gigs all over Sweden were made with stage shows like you’ve never seen before.
So if you ever see a band wearing dresses and pantyhose with plateau boots, soaking themselves in water and other kinds of liquids, with toys, chainsaws and tombstones on stage, screaming and acting really weird, and rocking the hell out of their songs, it’s just Ragdolls!
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com