Library Rock's Backpages

Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh

14 articles

List of articles in the library

By date | By writer | Most recently added

Kristin Hersh: Lipstick, Powder and Saint

Interview by Elaine Cusack, Guitar, January 1994

"Oh I look just like a sad old hooker!" wails Kristin Hersh as a false eyelash falls from her heavily made-up face and just misses ...

Kristin Hersh: Hips And Makers (4AD)

Review by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 15 January 1994


Kristin Hersh: Burnt up but not burnt out

Interview by Caitlin Moran, The Times, 21 January 1994

CAITLIN MORAN MEETS KRISTIN HERSH, the world's most intense 19-year-old songwriter. ...

Kristin Hersh: Hips and Makers

Review by Simon Reynolds, Spin, February 1994

THROWING MUSES' last album, Red Heaven, was a murky, tired- sounding affair, and it bombed. For her first solo record. Kristin Hersh sheds the rockist ...

Kristin Hersh: 12 Bar Club, London

Live Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 24 January 1998


Kristin Hersh: Strange Angels

Review by Robin Bresnark, Melody Maker, 31 January 1998

WHERE AM I? What am I doing here? Relax... Kristin Hersh will unravel your knotted mind. ...

Kristin Hersh

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, March 1998

At 6, Kristin Hersh was a hippy commune kid whose babysitter was on acid. At 22 she had a brain tumor and thought evil spirits ...

Kristin Hersh: Borderline, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 19 June 1999

IN THE SPHERE OF ROCK-AS-PSYCHOTHERAPY, Kristin Hersh has few peers. Now a decade and a half into her career, she first established herself with the ...

Kristin Hersh: A Kind Of Blue

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2001

THE FRIENDLY, LAUGHING, jet-lagged, pale, charismatic Kristin Hersh says that odd combinations of words are the only way to get her attention. ...

Kristin Hersh: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 28 April 2001

WITH HER NEW ALBUM, Sunny Border Blue, Kristin Hersh has done no harm whatsoever to her image as the Sylvia Plath of pop. While Hersh ...

Throwing Muses: Throwing Muses and Kristin Hersh: The Grotto

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2003

FOR DEVOTEES OFTHE RESTLESS Hersh muse (Dido/Lavigne fans can stop reading now), a double treat. Guns N'Roses, Springsteen and Waits did it; now Kristin, who ...

Kristin Hersh: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 28 March 2008

KRISTIN HERSH HAD A TRAUMATIC 1980S. She formed a band, US indie-rock icons Throwing Muses, when she was just 14, and thereafter had to deal ...

What Happened To Angry Female Music Stars?

Comment by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 25 March 2010

Are there any angry women left in rock and pop? Joan Jett, riot grrrl figurehead Kathleen Hanna and others talk about where it went wrong ...

Baker's Dozen — Songs Are Syringes: Kristin Hersh On Her Favourite Tracks

Interview by John Doran, The Quietus, 28 October 2013

Throwing Muses are releasing Purgatory/Paradise, their first album in a decade, so Kristin Hersh met up with John Doran to discuss her favourite records (not ...

see also Throwing Muses


back to LIBRARY