Peaches

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
Descriptive "tags": electroclash electronic female vocalists electro electronica indie Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

Merrill Beth Nisker, 1968, Toronto, Canada. This former drama/music teacher first branched out into music as a folk singer with Mermaid Hotel. She began to take a more alternative route with avant-jazz act Fancypants Hoodlum before teaming up with fellow Canadian Jason Beck (aka Gonzales) in the provocative sleaze funk bands Shit and Feedom. After relocating to Berlin, Germany, Nisker reinvented herself as Peaches, swapping her electric guitar for a Roland Groovebox MC505 to create sleazy, beat-driven electro-rap with sexually explicit lyrics. Her debut album, The Teaches Of Peaches, released in 2000, earned a series of excellent reviews. The follow-up Fatherfucker featured the artist on the cover with a full beard, a striking image that played on her fascination with questions of gender identity. Her third album, 2006’s wonderfully titled Impeach My Bush, boasted her most radio-friendly production job to date, although song titles including ‘Fuck Or...

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