Real Name:
Merrill Nisker
Canadian born musician- producer- filmmaker- actor- performance artist.

Peaches has spent the past decade pushing buttons and boundaries with a sexually-charged blend of electronic music, hip hop, and punk rock that she delivers via one of the most raw and creative stage shows in popular music. When she first emerged to international attention with 'The Teaches of Peaches,' her 2000 debut album, single "Fuck The Pain Away" catapulted her into the spotlight and appeared everywhere from Sofia Coppola's 'Lost In Translation' and 30 Rock to South Park and HBO's True Blood. Rolling Stone called the album "surreally funny [and] nasty," and the Village Voice named it one of the year's best. She followed it up with 'Fatherf*cker,' which further challenged and reversed issues of gender politics and sexual identity and featured an appearance by Iggy Pop. She was joined by Joan Jett, Josh Homme, Beth Ditto, and more on her 2006 call to revolution, 'Impeach My Bush,' and by the time she returned with 'I Feel Cream' three years later, The New York Times had dubbed her a genuine "electro-clash heroine," though she'd already transcended the genre tag and demonstrated an incisive artistic prowess far beyond her musical output. Uncut raved that her work brought together "high art, low humour and deluxe filth [in] a hugely seductive combination."

She looked back on it all in 2010 with 'Peaches Does Herself,' an electro-rock opera spanning material from all four albums arranged as a semi-autobiographical narrative. It morphed into a film of the same title, which premiered at the TIFF in 2012 before traveling to more than 60 festivals around the world over the next two years. In another unexpected twist, she sang the title role in a production of Monteverdi's epic 17th-century opera 'L’Orfeo' in Berlin, in addition joining Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band for performances at the iconoclast's request and collaborating with Major Lazer, Le Tigre, REM, and more.

The whole period is documented beautifully in the new book 'What Else Is In The Teaches Of Peaches,' a collection of Holger Talinski's photos from at home and on the road, on-stage and behind-the-scenes, as Peaches conquered new artistic heights. Yoko Ono, Ellen Page, and Michael Stipe all contributed to the text, which offers unique insight into a side of the artist the audience has rarely seen.

'RUB' begins where the book leaves off, in 2014, as Peaches headed into her newly-built garage studio in Los Angeles to begin more than a full year of work on the album, collaborating with longtime friend Vice Cooler.

"After six years, I was excited about my lyrics again, about what Peaches was," she explains. "I felt more comfortable living out any idea I wanted to try. We spent ten hours a day making beats, and whatever stuck, I would write on and develop. The only agenda was to make the best album we could."

Oozing with seductive rhythms and bedroom-rattling bass, the record opens with the semi-spoken hook of "Close Up," delivered with an inimitable and impenetrable cool by Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon in just one take. Peaches' old collaborator Feist also returns on album closer "I Mean Something," singing a hypnotic hook and lending a chillingly beautifully wordless melody. But in between those two guest appearances, this album is pure Peaches.

Orders for Rub HERE -including instant downloads. Full album out Sept 25 2015

Peaches Discography


KY00033CD Peaches The Teaches Of Peaches (Album, EP) Kitty-Yo KY00033CD Germany 2000 Sell This Version
XLCD 171, none Peaches Fatherfucker (Album, EP) XL Recordings XLCD 171, none Scandinavia 2003 Sell This Version
XLCD201 Peaches Impeach My Bush (Album) XL Recordings XLCD201 UK 2006 Sell This Version
XLCD201 Peaches Impeach My Bush(CD, Album) XL Recordings XLCD201 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
none Peaches I Feel Cream (Album) XL Recordings none UK 2009 Sell This Version
523541-1 The Flaming Lips And Stardeath And White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins And Peaches The Flaming Lips And Stardeath And White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins And Peaches - Doing The Dark Side Of The Moon (Album) Warner Bros. Records 523541-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
IUS001CD Peaches Rub (Album) I U She Music IUS001CD US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KY00036CDM Peaches And Gonzales Peaches And Gonzales - Red Leather (Maxi) Kitty-Yo KY00036CDM Germany 2000 Sell This Version
KY00037MS Jeans Team Feat. MJ Lan And Peaches Jeans Team Feat. MJ Lan And Peaches - Keine Melodien (Maxi) Kitty-Yo, EFA KY00037MS Germany 2000 Sell This Version
TEEN 3017-2 Peaches Peaches(CD, EP) Teenage USA Recordings TEEN 3017-2 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
KY00031MS Peaches Lovertits(12") Kitty-Yo KY00031MS Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PGVP 0024 Playgroup Featuring Peaches & Gonzales Playgroup Featuring Peaches & Gonzales - 4th Sex Baby(10", Promo, Ltd) Source PGVP 0024 UK 2001 Sell This Version
NUXP 007 Playgroup / Gonzales & Peaches Playgroup / Gonzales & Peaches - 'Cap One' - DJ Promo Sampler(12", Promo) Nuphonic NUXP 007 UK 2002 Sell This Version
KY01051MS Peaches Set It Off (Maxi, Single) Epic KY01051MS Germany 2001 Sell This Version
KARMA69T Louie Austen Featuring Peaches Louie Austen Featuring Peaches - Grab My Shaft (Single) Instant Karma KARMA69T UK 2003 Sell This Version
XLT 169 Peaches Operate XL Recordings XLT 169 UK 2003 Sell This Version
7087 6 18170 1 0 Iggy Pop With Feedom Featuring Peaches Iggy Pop With Feedom Featuring Peaches - Motor Inn (Single) Virgin 7087 6 18170 1 0 US 2003 Sell This Version
XLS 159 Peaches / Electric Six Peaches / Electric Six - Rock Show(7", Ltd) XL Recordings XLS 159 UK 2003 Sell This Version
XLS 176 Peaches Kick It (Single) XL Recordings XLS 176 UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Peaches Shake Yer Dix (Tiga Remixes) (Single) XL Recordings none Scandinavia 2003 Sell This Version
44062-1 Gibby Haynes And His Problem vs. Peaches Gibby Haynes And His Problem vs. Peaches - Redneck Sex Remixes(12", Single) Surfdog Records 44062-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
9 of 10 Removal Featuring Peaches Removal Featuring Peaches - 9 Of 10(7", Single, Ltd) Remove All Music 9 of 10 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
XL 5007 Peaches Boys Wanna Be Her (Single, Maxi) XL Recordings XL 5007 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Peaches Downtown (Single) XL Recordings none USA & Canada 2006 Sell This Version
RM 001 Electrosexual & Scream Club Featuring Peaches Electrosexual & Scream Club Featuring Peaches - Fine As Fuck EP(12", EP, Ltd, Pic) Rock Machine Records RM 001 France 2006 Sell This Version


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May 11, 2016
edited 12 days ago
Yeah there were times when Peaches has been really cool, when the producers of Lady Gaga let her somehow sound like Peaches. When Peaches`electroclash gender pop was quiet revolutionary and wild. But than after the first longplayer it got weaker and weaker to the point around the third longplayer Peaches began to sound like Lady Gaga pining for cash. and instead of something wild she only copied her own old ideas. And instead of making art she started to play the entertainment doll for the masses. Unnecessary to say that this doesn´t matter anymore. It´s dead for a long time now. RIP

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