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One Eyed Doll

Genre:Goth Punk

One-Eyed Doll is a goth punk duo based in Austin, Texas which was voted the Best Punk Band in 2009, 2010 and 2011 at the Austin Music Awards at SXSW along with variously placing in the Top Ten in the categories of Best New Band, Best Metal Band, Best Female Vocalist, Best Guitarist, Best Drummer, etc. With a discography of eight full-length albums under its belt, the band is currently No. 1 on ReverbNation's local chartand touring nationally the summer of 2011 with OTEP/Atavist. The leit-motif of the band's lead singer and guitarist, Kimberly Freeman (which has been described as Gwar meets Strawberry Shortcake is heavily influenced by anime; she performs on a signature Tregan guitar, accompanied by the lone drummer (and producer) Jason "Junior" Sewell, in a highly theatrical style which has been described musically as "... Pixies meets Siouxsie meets Hole."

One-Eyed Doll, which was formed in 2008, first gained recognition from their peers when they won their first Best Punk Band at the 2009 SXSW; the award was presented by Exene Cervenka of the first-generation punk band X. That year they also won 2nd place Metal Band, 3rd place Best New Band, 4th place Industrial/Both Band, 7th place Best Acoustic Guitar (Kimberly Freeman), 8th place Female Vocals (Kimberly Freeman), and 10th place Best Record Producer (Jason Rufuss Sewell, for Monster.)  One-Eyed Doll broke into the mainstream media, however, with the release of their eighth album (their third commercially released) Break, whereupon Kimberly Freeman was featured in the January/February 2010 Fallen Heroes issue of Revolver in its cover feature The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock; she also appeared as an awakening zombie on America's Got Talent.

She gained more serious recognition upon being featured in a full-page dedicated article in the April 2011 Guts & Glitter issue of Guitar Player magazine as one of the Twenty Most Extraordinary Female Guitarists
along with the likes of Joan Jett, Bonnie Raitt, and Nancy Wilson. The band has a fervent fanbase, and is known for their mutual support of their fans, some of whom have gotten tattoos of the band's iconography, and for their equally fervent DIY business model.
In an unusual tie-in, Kimberly Freeman is one of several real-life people to appear in the massively multiplayer online role playing game AdventureQuest Worlds (where she is styled as the True Sixth Lord of Chaos) the OED song Battle On is prominently featured. She also appears in the AdventureQuest Worlds Anything-Goes Battle On Battle Card Game on two cards, one of them a berserker enhancement card quite in keeping with her on-stage persona.


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