The Slits Biography

The Slits were a British punk and post-punk band. The quartet was formed in 1976 by members of the bands The Flowers of Romance and The Castrators. The members were Ari Up (Ariane Forster), who died of cancer in October 2010, and Palmolive (Paloma Romero, who later left to join The Raincoats), with Viv Albertine and Tessa Pollitt replacing founding members Kate Korus and Suzy Gutsy. Palmolive was replaced by the drummer Budgie (Peter Clarke), formerly of The Spitfire Boys and later of Siouxsie and the Banshees. Although not all line-ups were exclusively female, the three main female members appeared on most record covers and publicity photos, and the group was generally presented as a female band.

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The Slits to release 'last ever song' in tribute to Ari Up

Viv Albertine hails frontwoman as the 'most dynamic woman I have ever known'

  • Oct 27, 2010

Ari Up's Slits bandmate: 'We didn’t realise how ill she was'

Bassist Tessa Pollitt confirms singer passed away after battling cancer

  • Oct 22, 2010

Kate Nash: 'The Slits' Ari Up liberated and empowered me'

Singer says band inspired her musical tastes

  • Oct 21, 2010

The Slits' Ari Up dies aged 48

Frontwoman passed away after a 'serious illness'

  • Oct 21, 2010

The Slits pull out of Great Escape appearance

Band were due to play Uncut's stage at the Brighton event

  • May 12, 2010

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The Slits Reviews

Album review: The Slits - 'Trapped Animal'

Album review: The Slits - 'Trapped Animal'

Seminal punkers keeping one foot stuck in the past

  • Oct 2, 2009

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