Armed with a giant phallus, Wild Daughter are taking aim
They’ve shaken the leather and chains in a gay sex club. Now the transgressive trio have their sights set on stirring up the rest of the world
“It’s like getting on a runaway train, not knowing when you’ll get off” says James Jeanette, frontman of performance art rock’n’roll trio Wild Daughter. “I used to take loads of drugs to get out of my own head … now I perform instead.”
It’s certainly a more exciting statement of intent than you’d get from, say, George Ezra. And suggests why there’s quite a buzz for when said runaway train hits the ICA for a quite unlikely gig. Entitled The Moon Sextiles the Sun, it promises a night of performance and video art based around themes of “desire, addiction and gender fuckery”. Joining the scuzzy, Suicide and Cramps-inspired rock’n’roll of Wild Daughter on the bill will be Melbourne’s Spike Fuck, a transgender artist who claims to have invented the genre “smackwave”, and Berlin’s Die Hässlichen Vögel, who refuse to record or release any music.Continue reading...