By Danielle Kutchel
Having already performed with the likes of The Angels, Ross Wilson, and KISS’ original drummer Peter Criss, Pakenham glam rockers Sisters Doll are ready to storm stages around the country with the release of their newest single, Black Mirror.
Black Mirror explores the youth of today’s reliance on social media.
Drummer Bryce Mileto says while social media has definitely helped the band on their rise to fame, seeing people “glued” to their screens, even at gigs, is disappointing.
“We want to put on a live show for people to experience and see and hopefully it has an impact to draw them off their phones.”
The song has resonated with audiences so far.
“We were lucky – when we uploaded it, it got to number one on the iTunes rock chart!” he says.
“When you see it at number one, defeating Bohemian Rhapsody and Enter Sandman, you think ‘wow, people bought it!’ And Queen is the biggest band in the world at the moment, it was unbelievable to beat them.”
After a stint judging on Channel 7’s All Together Now last year, the band, originally from WA but now living in Pakenham, is ready to hit the road with their new material and have announced a string of tour dates.
Mr Mileto says audiences can expect something out-of-the-box at a Sisters Doll gig.
“We wanted to create something that was totally different,” he says of the band’s trademark glam rock style.
“We looked up to bands like KISS and Motley Crue and Poison, who always put on a big show and dressed up – we fell in love with that.”
And having performed with Australian icons like Daryl Braithwaite and Kasey Chambers, they have honed their stagecraft.
Yet despite having worked with some of the biggest names in the business, Mr Mileto says he still gets star struck.
“We performed in front of Jack Black on the last night of Australia’s Got Talent – I hugged him!” he says.
“We’ve been the backing band and support act for ex-KISS drummer Peter Criss; that was phenomenal, a dream come true for me.
“We’re lucky to have built this underground following and to go out and play ticketed events. To get to that level has always been a dream of ours. It’s so exciting to go on tour and perform back in WA, see some family, and then hopefully after that if it’s a success and we can look at some other countries.”
For tickets and tour dates for Sisters Doll, go to www.sistersdollband.com.