Win Tickets To See Peaches Live At The Metro!
By Sam Eacott
Want to spend next Friday night rocking out to the electro swagger of queer icon Peaches at the Metro theatre? Good news, we’ve got three double passes to give away to some lucky people!
This past year Peaches not only released her critically acclaimed ‘Rub’ but also won the prestigious Polaris Heritage Prize for her iconic album ‘The Teaches Of Peaches.’ Her most recognisable work would of course have to be 2000’s ‘Fuck the Pain Away’, a dance song so inspiring and influential that even Radiohead’s Thom Yorke sites it as an influence on his music. Following her debut release she followed on with a series of critically acclaimed releases featuring collaborations with Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, Josh Homme, Beth Ditto and a whole bunch more of stellar and well known artist.
The past six years have been some of the most productive in Peaches’ artistic career, from her one-woman production of ‘Peaches Christ Superstar’, to the release of her first feature film ‘PeachesDoes Herself’ (an electro-rock opera which she also directed and was originally staged at Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin), to singing the title role in a production of Monteverdi’s epic 17th-century opera ‘L’Orfeo’, and collaborating with Yoko Ono, Major Lazer, Jean-Michel Jarre and REM. There seriously is nothing that Peaches cannot do!
These last years between albums are now documented beautifully in the new book ‘What Else Is In The Teaches Of Peaches,’ in which Yoko Ono writes “Seeing her do Cut Piece, and later, after attending her own shows, I have a clear vision of future women artists led by the creative courage of Peaches. Thank you, Peaches, for adding a long and exciting life to performance art.“
In her latest foray Peaches has debuted the new video for ‘Vaginoplasty’ – the seventh feature video to be go out from Peaches’ latest LP. “This is my version of a fun summertime video inspired by Esther Williams” says Peaches. And the release of ‘Rub Remixed’ – featuring updates, reworks and club bangers from all female artists including CREEP’s Lauren Flax, Paula Temple, Planningtorock, Austra’s Maya Postepski and more… traversing acid techno, hard house, trap, deep electro, booty bass and future beats.
To win tickets send us an email at RSVP@heapsgay.com with your name and contact details with the subject line “Enrolment: The Teaches of Peaches at the Metro” before 5pm 7 December!