(Germany / Australia / USA)
Chicks on Speed started in 1997 as a fake group with fake records, fake t-shirts and fake interviews in the music press. A few years later the ("real") music press was hailing them as a new phenomenon, and praising their (real) records as the beginning of a new genre, baptised electroclash. However, Chicks on Speed are much more than a music group. They may well surf the ephemeral categories of the music world, but - as their unauthorised biographer claims - they'd prefer to sleep with their fans rather than music journos! Chicks on Speed is in fact a multidisciplinary art project that takes a DIY attitude and turns it loose not just on music, but also on performances, clothing design, a TV-shopping program, the creation of huge collages, management of a suicide record label (that will disappear with its 10th release), and much more!
"Chicks on Speed" (Wikipedia)
"The fast show" (The Guardian, 2003)
"Dexies Chicks. 'Self destruction is the right way!' say techno/art/TV terrorists Chicks On Speed" (The Face, 1999)