Main songwriter & guitarist of the Slits; Viv Albertine has persevered with her individual take on life & unusual guitar style. After a long break, Viv returned with a renewed passion and released her 1st E.P 'Flesh' on Thurston Moore's 'Ecstatic Peace' label. Then poured a collection of powerful, provocative & personal songs which became the album: The Vermilion Border. Now a successful author, she mostly performs talks, based on her best-selling books 'Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys' and 'To Throw Away Unopened'.
The Rayographs are Astrud Steehouder on guitar and vocals, Jessamine Tierney on bass and vocals and Amy Hurst on drums and occasional vocals. The combination of strong songwriting, dark landscapes and free vocals has led to comparisons with Patti Smith, The Breeders, Nick Cave and Life Without Buildings.