Peaches is a Canadian-born musician, artist and performer. A former primary school music and drama teacher, Peaches rose to fame with her album The Teaches of Peaches, released in 2000. Peaches' electronic music is created using a Roland MC505 Groovebox, with almost all instruments played by Peaches herself, and her lyrics are often sexually explicit.
In addition to her music, Peaches has also produced a number of video pieces to accompany her work. These include Super 8 videos conceptualised, co-produced and co-directed for the singles Diddle My Skiddle, Set It Off and Lovertits. Peaches documented live shows, interviews, photo shoots, behind the scenes, and various other segments over several years, and this footage was made into a mini documentary that was featured on VICE in 2010.
Peaches' songs have been featured in movies such as Mean Girls, Waiting..., Jackass Number Two, My Little Eye, Drive Angry and Lost in Translation. Her music has also been featured on television shows such as Lost Girl, The L Word, Ugly Betty, South Park, Skam, The Handmaid's Tale, 30 Rock, True Blood, Fresh Meat, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and Letterkenny
In 2012, Peaches Does Herself, a semi-biographical musical/concert film premièred at the Toronto Film Festival, using 22 songs from Peaches' back catalog and backed by her band the Sweet Machine.
Photographer Holger Talinski collaborated with Peaches on a book of photographs, What Else Is In the Teaches of Peaches, released on 2 June 2015. The book, published by Akashic Books, also includes text written by Peaches, R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, artist and singer Yoko Ono and actress Ellen Page.
Peaches opened her first institutional solo art exhibition Whose Jizz Is This? at the Kunstverein in Hamburg on 9 August 2019
Selected Discography: The Teaches of Peaches, Album, (2000); Lovertits (2000); Set It Off (2001, 2002); Rockshow (2003); Operate (2003); Fatherfucker, Album, (2003); Kick It (featuring Iggy Pop) (2004); Shake Yer Dix (2006); Impeach My Bush, Album, (2006); Downtown (2006), and Boys Wanna Be Her (2006).
Photo: Holger Talinski