Posted on: July 13, 2010 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Sweethead, the new group created by Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, A Perfect Circle, Failure) and fronted by lead vocalist Serrina Sims, released their debut album last month (The End Records) and just announced a handful of new dates in the western US with Nico Vega and Scarlet Grey.

SweetheadSweethead also features Eddie Nappi on bass (Mark Lanegan Band, Handsome), and Norm Block on drums (Mark Lanegan Band, Plexi) and the band recently took up residency at LA’s Spaceland before jetting to Europe and the UK for a series of festival performances and headline club dates. The band starts back up in the US on July 14 in Los Angeles and currently wraps in Seattle, Washington on July 22.

Flavorpill remarked that the album is, “Heavy, seductive , fast, and a little sharp around the edges…” and that lead vocalist Serrina Sims is “already earning comparison to some of the hardest rocking leather-clad rocker chicks around (think Chrissy Hynde and Joan Jett in a Russ Meyer fight scene).”

Sweethead’s latest video for the track “Traumatized and Dumb” can currently be seen on Vimeo:

“The four piece sports an alum of Queens of the Stone Age, but the attraction here is singer Serrina Sims, a platinum-tressed piranha of a frontwoman at home on gleefully brutal bangers as much as snazzy punk blitzes. They’re named for a Bowie B-side, and while they hit a bit harder than Mr. Stardust, they share his pan-sexual swagger.”
– LA Times

Sweethead on tour:
Jul 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour # *
Jul 15 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones #
Jul 16 – San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club *
Jul 17 – Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat #
Jul 18 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord #
Jul 20 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #
Jul 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #
July 22 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon #
# – Nico Vega
* – Scarlet Grey

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