|Genres||Indie rock, punk, riot grrrl|
|Past members||Chloe Alper|
Period Pains were a British all-female indie punk band formed in 1996. They achieved notoriety in 1997 after releasing the single "Spice Girls (Who Do You Think You Are?)", a play on the Spice Girls single title. The track was an attack on what they saw as the Spice Girls' shallow attitudes, and was heavily plugged by John Peel and Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 1. The UK's tabloid newspapers also picked up on the band As a result, it made the UK Singles Chart at No.101 in late August 1997 with practically no advertising, and reached No.4 in Peel's annual end-of-year Festive Fifty. They then recorded a session for Peel, which was released as an EP.
Singles and EPs
- "Spice Girls (Who Do You Think You Are?" (Damaged Goods, 1997) [#87, UK Singles Chart], condensed chart (3-track single)
- BBC Sessions (Damaged Goods, 1997) (5-track Peel Session EP)
- "Daddy, I Want a Pony" on And The Rest Is History (Zerox, 1997) (LP/CD compilation inc. Kenickie, Helen Love, Symposium, Midget, Bellatrix, Disco Pistol, etc.)
- "Tabloid frenzy..."[permanent dead link] Mute records, retrieved on 2008-08-05
- Spice Girls single Damaged Goods Records, retrieved on 2008-08-05
- Period Pains John Peel at Radio 1, retrieved on 2008-08-05.
- John Peel Sessions bbc.co.uk, retrieved on 2008-08-05
- Reading Festival Line Up 1997 Archived 17 May 2008 at Archive.today Carlingfesty.com, Retrieved on 2008-08-05