THE BEGINNING

Each month we pass our Getting To Know You questionnaire on to a recording artist to find our what makes them tick. Peaches wishes she could fly

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Born Merrill Nisker, the subversive electro punk known as Peaches has spent the last six years on Broadway, in the opera and writing a book. She returns this month with sixth album ‘Rub’, featuring other tough woman like Kim Gordon and Feist, and she’s the fifteenth artist to fill in our Getting To Know You questionnaire.  

The best piece of advice you’ve been given

Shut up and do it.

Your favourite word 

Zolly.

Your pet-hate   ​

People who interrupt while saying: “I hate to bother you.”​

If you could only eat one food forever, it would be

Cheddar cheese.

The film you can quote the most of

Spinal Tap.

Favourite place in the world

Thailand beaches, relaxing.

Your style icon

Fran L​ebowitz.

The one song you wished you’d written

‘Did it on em’ by Nicki Minaj.

The most famous person you’ve met

I met Tilda Swinton at Art fair. She was lovely and fun.

The thing you’d rescue from a burning building  ​

My vitamix blender.

The worst date you’ve been on

Dates?

JOHNNY MARR ANSWERED THIS SAME QUESTIONNAIRE IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE (L&Q 71). READ IT HERE!

Your guilty pleasure

​Karaoke and massage.

Your first big extravagance

Huh?

The worst present you’ve received

Come on, it’s a present!

The characteristic you most like about yourself

I’m very energetic.

Your hidden talent

Water-skiing.

Your favourite item of clothing

My leather culottes.

Your biggest disappointment

That I still can’t speak German.

Your biggest fear

The worlds supply of water running out.

The best book in the world

Testo Junkie by Beatriz Preciado.

People’s biggest misconception about yourself

That I will sleep with anyone.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Ellen Page.

What is success to you? 

Getting up in the morning.

What talent do you wish you had?

I wish I could fly.

What is the most overrated thing in the world?

C​ars.

What, if anything, would you change about your physical appearance? 

I am perfect to myself.

What’s your biggest turn-off? 

Negative land.

What would you tell your 15-year-old self? 

Read more and ask a lot of questions.

Your best piece of advice for others

Read more and ask a lot of questions.

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