When sleaze-punks the Barb Wire Dolls relocated from their native Greece at the end of 2010 and exploded onto the Sunset Strip, a manic blast of plaid, leopard print, skinny jeans and torn fishnets, they couldn’t have looked more the part. Then 2017 came to an end, and so did Barb Wire Dolls. At least for now. With all commitments with management, venues, labels and everything else concluded, Isis Queen and guitarist Pyn Doll decided not to take up the various offers of extensions and instead to do something completely new. The duo had been writing songs that were more melodic and synth-driven than the gloriously nasty rock & roll of the Dolls, so with those in hand, they decided to form pop-rock outfit Royal Distortion. The band have an ongoing Monday residency at the Whisky, and this week the bill is completed by Love Like Suicide, Gabrielle Graves, Spice Pistols, The Knitts and Sabyrtooth.