Bikini Kill launch record label

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

Seminal riot grrrl band Bikini Kill have launched their own record label.

They have set up Bikini Kill Records so they can reissue their back catalogue on CD. The group’s material is currently only available digitally.

In a statement posted at, the group said: “As our 25th anniversary approaches, Bikini Kill has decided to start our own record label called Bikini Kill Records.”


They continue: “Bikini Kill’s Self-Titled EP will come out in the fall of 2012 to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of its original release. We also plan to re-release our original demo tape, which contains songs that were previously unavailable and/or hard to find on vinyl & CD.”

“We are currently going through our archive, which include photographs, practice tapes, live recordings, unreleased songs, films, video, writing, interviews, zines and flyers that we intend to feature on future releases and document on our website.”

Bikini Kill was made up of Kathleen Hanna, Tobi Vail, Billy Karren and Kathi Wilcox. The band split in 1997. Hanna went on to form dance-punk band Le Tigre, pictured right.