Joey Bedlam’s DollSquad formed in 2004 in Melbourne. Bedlam formed the band to dispel the myth that girls can’t match it with the boys in a band, she commented:
“I think the issue is social conditioning. ‘Oh girls hang off guys in bands or girls on TV with their hot bums and cute boobs but they’re not in bands. And I think that social conditioning is the kind of thing that we have in our society.”
DollSquad have been through a number of lineup changes since their inception, however have forged a strong fan base, particularly in Europe, having toured that territory multiple times.
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