(Credit: Peaches)

Peaches release new single ‘Pussy Mask’

Ah, Peaches, everyone’s favourite transgressive, foul-mouthed indie-tronic glitter stained gutter punk. If you’ve been following her fascinating three decade-plus career, you already know the power of the versatile vocalist who is equally adept at performing minimalist techno as she is howling all over an entire recreation of Dark Side of the Moon with The Flaming Lips. Or maybe you’ve still got ‘Fuck the Pain Away’ on loop and have since 2000. That’s fine too.

In any case, you may be wondering “Hmmm, perhaps Peaches has mellowed with age.” For the answer, I present to you her latest single: ‘Pussy Mask.’

Yes, the artist with such subtle album titles as Fatherfucker and Impeach My Bush has gifted us with another deathless genital jam. But what’s this? Some contemporary politics? A commentary on the shortcomings that arise out of a global health crisis? Maybe, although I’m still trying to decipher what “gerrymander pussy” means, if it means anything at all.

Peaches, in her eternal role of pop music shit-stirrer, works like a great stand up comedian or radio shock jock: you can’t believe what was just said, at least until the next crazy thing gets said seconds later. If your future Tinder bio doesn’t include “I secrete insurrection. Spread your cheeks for inspection,” then you’re just missing a golden opportunity.

But that doesn’t mean that the song is completely frivolous. Speaking of the track, Peaches says: “Because of the pandemic, our collective anxieties unite us more than ever. Even though it may not affect each one of us the same way, we all have similar base concerns. A serious reminder that we are all in this together. I wanted the song to be absurd and fun but also a reflection of our concerns. The humour shines some light into our dark, confusing, and frustrating reality.”

Check out the video here, although you’ll probably have to click over to YouTube to check it out in all its filthy glory.