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Interview: Lydia Lunch

Interview: Lydia Lunch

Tuesday 4th August, 2015 3:52PM

Lydia Lunch's contributions to the underground cultural landscape are far too lengthy to list here. The 56-year-old poet, writer, actor, artist and musician first emerged on the New York scene in the late 1970s and was dubbed with the name "Lunch" by Willy DeVille because she often stole food for punk rock group The Dead Boys. Over the decades she has had a prolific output of music, having played with outfits like Teenage Jesus And The Jerks and 8 Eyed Spy, and collaborated with the likes of Rowland S Howard, Nick Cave, Kim Gordon, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, as well as releasing her own solo work.

Outside of music, she has writes poetry to curl your toes and has penned books detailing her sexual deviancies, substance abuse and mental health issues. No matter what the format, Lunch certainly doesn't hold back. She is brutally and unashamedly honest. Such is the case when UnderTheRadar got in contact to ask a Seven Quick Questions ahead of her New Zealand shows this week with her group Retrovirus...

Click here to read the interview, and stream Retrorvirus album Urge To Kill below...

Lydia Lunch's Retrovirus is performing this Wednesday 5th August at Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland, and then on Thursday 6th August at Bodega in Wellington. Head over here for more information and to buy tickets.


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