Deadly Sins is/was a female-fronted punk rock band from Boston, MA. The band was founded in 2006 by Stephanie Dougherty (vocals) and Billy Brown (guitar). Dougherty is best known for her vocals on the Dropkick Murphys‘ song “The Dirty Glass” from their 2003 album Blackout. She became an unofficial member, toured with the band, and worked their merchandise table. Brown was previously in the band Crash and Burn. Deadly Sins‘ lineup is completed by Brendan Maguire (guitar), Joe Packard (bass), and Nathan Bice (drums). They released a self titled EP in 2006, and their excellent debut full-length Selling Our Weaknesses in 2008.
Watch Stephanie Dougherty perform with Dropkick Murphys live here:
Deadly Sins‘ catchy punk is similar to Dropkick Murphys‘ punk except without the traditional Irish instruments, so, maybe it’s not that similar at all! Well, I still think it is, especially on Selling Our Weaknesses‘ awesome last track “Non-Believers”. Wow! What a great song! Listen once and its anthemic refrain will be stuck in your head for days! In fact, listen to it, right now, here:
Other great tracks on the phenomenal Selling Our Weaknesses are “Grey Skies Turn”, “Barely Breathing” and “Dial Tone”, all pop/punkers; and, “Riot”, an angrier punk rocker. And, Billy Brown takes lead vocal on “Ashes”, a catchy Rancid-like track. I wish this band would make some more music!
OK, now, this next video is just an added bonus. It’s Dropkick Murphys playing “The Dirty Glass”, but, instead of featuring Stephanie Dougherty on vocals, this one features Liza Graves from the awesome punk band Civet. Watch it here: