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THE ONION CELLAR PRESS

U.K. PRESS
02/2008 IThe setting is more divine when its innards are exposed. The openness of the audience-less Fillmore, formerly the TLA, is worth appreciating, and only on positive terms, is as drab behind the scenes as some of talented temporary tenets that have soaked their livelihoods in the bathroom, loosely higed doors and quite possibly the musty couch Amanda Palmer was sprawled out on.
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01/2007 It's The Final Countdown - Top Fifty Albums Of The Year
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winter 2006 Much reknowned for it's high-brow theatre performances as rock 'n' roll shows, Camden's newly re-opened Roundhouse is an ideal choice of venue for Boston's art-rock duo de jour.
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12/2006 In the wrong hands, the piano can be a tool of evil
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11/2006 With the Halloween spirit still hangin in the air, the impressivel;y restored Roundhouse proves the perfect setting as The Dresden Dolls circus comes to town.
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08/2006 Tour Diary: Last night in berlin, for the first time in my life, I was actually awakened by two (I assume it was two) people having sex.
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06/2006 If you haven't yet heard of the Dresden Dolls, it's time yu crawled out from that stone you've been lurking under and checked out where alternative music has been heading without you.
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05/2006 With their goth-friendly 2004 debut, The Dresden Dolls brought a theatrical touch of Weimar-era Germany back into pop music. Pianist-vocalist Amanda Palmer and drummer Brian Viglione live in a world where Christopher Isherwood and Sparks jam together...
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04/2006 Arch provacateurs the Dresden Dolls are back, their dark cabaret as theatrical as ever, their second album a poison-pen letter seething with sex, politics and isolation. Singer and pianist Amanda Palmer still plays a goth Sally Bowles - her voice bold and brittle, her words unsentimental-but, together with drummer, Brian Viglione, she has moved away from the Weimar Republic feel of the duo's 2004 debut and ambraced pop.
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04/2006 Boston’s Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione, aka The Dresden Dolls, return with ‘Yes Virginia, the follow-up to their eponymous debut, and any doubts that mainstream success may have diluted the energy and quirkiness that make The Dresden Dolls so unique is quickly dispelled as the album kick-starts with ‘Sex Changes’, a four-minute long (the Doll’s don’t do ditties) relentless rant at the folly of love and sex; as Amanda shrieks ‘we might need to chop your cock off/ Tick-tock, Tick-tock, Tick-tock!’ it’s obvious that they’re not pulling any punches with this record.
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04/2006 The Boston home of Amanda Palmer, singer and pianist with the Dresden Dolls, is so eye-poppingly weird that she could get away with calling it a tourist attraction and charging admission.
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04/2006 One of the many qualifications for me, that somethinig is punk rock, is if the people concerned have carved something new and different for themselves with no obvious anticipation of success.
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04/2006 When you're the finest neo-burlesque twosome in the business, and your thrillingly refreshing debut has failed to make the impact it deserved, what do you do next? Curl up your hoopy-stockinged toes and bed down in obscurity?
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04/2006 An eclectic contradition in terms created by over-zealous eccentrics or a simple, fateful meeting of musical minds? Rock Sound unwraps the enigma that is The Dresden Dolls... "To many people's surprise, I'm actually a relatively well-adjusted person," begins Amanda Palmer, one half of "Brechtian Punk Cabaret" duo, The Dresden Dolls. "I don't go around ripping people's heads off or slamming doors in the way it might seem from the music."
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04/2006 The Dresden Dolls are a breath of fresh air. When success in the music world seems to depend increasingly on playing it safe (Coldplay et all) or turning rebellion into a marketable commodity (thanks, Hot Topic), their complete disregard for trends and commercial appeal is quite inspiring.
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04/2006 When the opener concerns a sex change, and features a sultry-voiced femme noting that 'you'd love to have a little something to play with', eyebrows will be raised.
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04/2006 Their name may make them sound like a leopard-print-clad tribute band to Richey-era Manics, but Dresden Dolls are a Bostonian duo who sound somewhere between Sparks and Laurie Anderson.
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04/2006 One boy, one girl, very loud drums, outlandish dress and a sound echoing from a long, long time ago. The White who? Naaah mate, we're talking The Dresden Dolls and new album 'Yes Virginia' of course.
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04/2006 It shouldn't work: A Clockwork Orange imagery meets Liza Minnelli's Cabaret via the custard pie-slinging of Bugsy Malone and some riotous glam rock, and the seedy backstreet clubs of Berline. Piano runs rampant, a fiercely expressive female voice questions and cajoles and expresses fear and wonder and orgasmic delight...
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03/2006 Once upon a time in a land called Boston a little girl and a little boy were born. Her mummy taught her how to play piano, and his daddy showed him how to play drums. They didn't know it yet, but one day they'd be best of friends, and she would wear mainly lingerie, and he would apply his make-up with beauty school panache. They would sing songs about paedophilia, self-harm, and being very sad, and people would love it.
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NOTION 03/2006 Living in a two-faced, popular culture built on artifice that demands authenticity; the Dresden Dolls take the world stage, tear down the curtain, rip holes in the veneer and create their own rules, rhymes and reason.
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11/2005 It's only Rock'N'Dolls. Move over the White STripes: the latest American rock duo sensation is the Dresden Dolls. Amanada Palmer(piano, vocals) and Brian Viglione (drums) have opened for Beck, Jane's Addiction and the B-52's, and scooped a bag-full of awards in the US.
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11/2005 Amanda Plamer of The dresden Dolls on her favourite records
What's the first record ypuo fell in love with? "Sergeant Pepper's, when I was about seven. My mother had it in her collection.
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rock sound 2005 They make "dynamic piano and drums music with a twist of lemon", and soon they'll be bringing it to a town near you. rock sound asks drummer Brian Viglione what they're all about...
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TELEGRAPH 08/2005 Clowns with attitude. Pure showmanship characterises American duo the Dresden Dolls. Naomi Watts meets a pair 'in total rock love.' For a considerable number of rock outfits, to be described as theatrical would be considered a slur.
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03/2005 It is 6.30pm on a Friday and Liverpool is gearing up for the weekend. Lime Street station is awash with travellers, students commuters and urchins all lost in the strange personal world they inhabit. Wrapped up against the cold and alone in their thoughts. Service at the nearby pubs is slow as office workers jostle with arl fellers and girls barely out of their teens defy the cold by wearing as little as is legally possible.
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11/2004 Move over the White Stripes: the latest American rock duo sensation is The Dresden Dolls. Amanda Palmer and brian Viglione have opened for Beck, Jane's Addiction and the B-52's and scooped a bug-full of awards in the US.
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ATTITUDE 09/2004 Boston duo The Dresden Dolls are fusing weimar-era cabaret with CBGBs attitude. Oh yeah....and they rock. When Br ian Vigilone met Amanda Palmer durin gan impromptu performance at a Halloween party, the scene couldn't have been more fitting for what would be the outcome of that chance meeting.
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09/2004 The most cherishable arrivals in modern music are always the most unexpected. Nobody could have predicted that in a year like this - when every new band must fit into a territorially-defined, aggressively-marketed genre, and the ever-decreasing spiral of retro revivalism is resembling a tailspin - that a band as genuinely original and unique as The Dresden Dolls would fly in through a carelessly-ajar window.
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2004 Dresden Dolls make songs that sound like a soundtrack to an archly gothic, cobwebbed version of Cabaret. We talked to singer Amanda. "You've got an old-fashioned look. Do you feel you were born out of time?" I'm sure everyone fantasises about being born in a time when they feel they would have belonged a little better.
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