Bikini Kill Biography

Bikini Kill was an American punk rock band formed in Olympia, Washington in October 1990. The group consisted of vocalist and songwriter Kathleen Hanna, guitarist Billy Karren, bassist Kathi Wilcox, and drummer Tobi Vail. The band is widely considered to be the pioneer of the riot grrrl movement, and was notorious for its radical feminist lyrics and fiery performances. Their music is characteristically abrasive and hardcore-influenced. After two full-length albums, several EPs and two compilations, they disbanded in 1997.

While occasionally collaborating with high-profile acts such as Nirvana and Joan Jett, Bikini Kill was well known for shunning major labels and the mainstream rock press.

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The Julie Ruin cancel European dates after Kathleen Hanna suffers Lyme Disease relapse

The band were set to play three UK shows later this month

  • May 13, 2014

Kathleen Hanna: 'I'm thrilled when men sing about sexism'

But singer adds they 'shouldn't take over the conversation' in NME.COM blog

  • Sep 5, 2013

Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin unveil debut video - watch

'Oh Come On' is the first track taken from the band's debut album 'Run Fast', due September

  • Jul 11, 2013

Kathleen Hanna announces The Julie Ruin album

The Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman will head up the release of 'Run Fast' this September

  • Jun 10, 2013

Bikini Kill launch record label

The riot grrrl band will be reissuing their back catalogue on CD

  • Jul 19, 2012

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Hail di I

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Crown Of Thorns (AlbumTrack)

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Why? (Lyric Video)

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Leave It All Behind (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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