Label: XL Recordings
from Toronto Ontario
Peaches is a phenomena; the self-made, self-produced, do-it-yourself leader of the electro punk movement and high priestess of the original dirty lyrical classic (check ‘Fuck The Pain Away’ and ‘Shake Yer Dix’ for confirmation). Unique with her minimal pumping beats and loved by true innovators as diverse as Deborah Harry, Iggy Pop, Bjork, Josh Homme, Lil Kim, Kelis, 2 Many DJs, M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem not to mention a full embrace from the fashion and art world (featured on Paris runways, the backdrop for Victoria’s Secret TV Runway broadcast, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, inspired Kate Moss to sport a beard on the cover of W Mag). Her live shows are legendary - a onewoman Kiss concert that has left the pop world in awe!
Where Teaches was about the self and Fatherfucker was about blurring the lines and asking questions about yourself, ImPeach My Bush is an album for the masses, a social album – to challenge, educate and encourage. ImPeach My Bush - the title obviously refers to getting rid of ‘him in the Whitehouse’ as one interpretation, but in the Peaches way of questioning power structures through the medium of sex, it also says if you don’t get Peaches by now, censor her pussy. In the end, the message is delivered via Peaches’ innovative trademark electro-rock cannon. And in 2006, Peaches set out to infiltrate the mainstream without compromise, and infiltrate she did; 2006 landed “Do Ya” in the summer campaign for The Gap, “Boys Wanna Be Her” in Ugly Betty and The L Word, the classic “Fuck The Pain Away” re-emerged on itunes top 5 electronic charts following it’s placement in Jackass 2. “Downtown” lives on in The Soprano’s playstation video game. Peaches was nominated for the second time in 2006 for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Musical Performer. “Boys Wanna Be Her” video was nominated by the MVPA for best make-up (you should see the blood!), Peaches was invited to appear as herself for the
Showtime drama The L Word, and kicked off the IFC Rollin’s season opener this spring.
Peaches stepped up the production by co-producing the record with Mickey Petralia (Beck, Saul Williams, John Cale, Ladytron, Moving Units, Dandy Warhols, Eels) and Greg Kurstin (Beck, Bird and The Bee, and was once locked down with Marlon Brando as his piano player, albeit only for a month), ImPeach My Bush was recorded at Jeff Pocaro’s (the drummer from Toto, no less) self-built studio in LA. The Last two albums were made almost solely with the MC505 box. This time Peaches turned up her soundgasm using
original analogue gear such as Moogs, original drum machines (such as 808s and synths), the ‘rock’ songs are fully realised, more live drums, more Les Paul Gibson guitars and more Marshall amps. All of which will prepare you for the new live Peaches.
Peaches added live backing band Herms in 2006 featuring; Samantha Maloney (Hole, Courtney Love band, Motley Crue, Eagles of Death Metal) who lent her live drumming for some album tracks (‘Give ‘er, ‘Do Ya’, ‘You Love It’, ex-Courtney Love guitarist Radio Sloan and JD Samson from Le Tigre on keytar and sequencing. The Peaches live rock ‘n roll free for all kicked off opening for NIN (hand selected by Trent Reznor), sold out US headlining club tours, was one of Australia’s Big Day Out festival featured attractions, stormed Europe, Japan, Singapore (where she broke every performance law), capping off the year with one of the most raved about live performances at Coachella ’07.