Skunk Anansie formed in London in 1994, at the very height of Britpop mania. Over the course of three splenetic albums – each critically lauded and commercially successful – they sold over 4 million copies across Europe.
Skin was everything your traditional pallid frontman wasn’t. For starters, she was female. She was also bald, black and searingly intelligent.
But in 2001 Skin left the band, and did something she had hardly ever done throughout the previous seven years – she took some time off, got her head together, and gradually returned to songwriting. The result was her debut solo album, the beautiful Fleshwounds.
Skin is now working on her second solo album.
|2004 Jury Member|