Siouxsie and the Banshees

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Goth’s undead! The dark return of Britain’s spookiest subculture
From Wednesday Addams to Gen Z’s body-modified clubbers, the black-eyeliner brigade is back – and wearing its deathhawk hair higher than ever. But did it ever go away?

Sylvia Patterson

20, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Invention, grace and bloodlust ballet’: post-punk guitarist John McGeoch
McGeoch sent a jolt through the scene with Magazine, Siouxsie Sioux and more. Johnny Marr, James Dean Bradfield and others salute an overlooked musician

Daniel Dylan Wray

04, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Tracing the lost London venues that helped launch Amy Winehouse, Hendrix and punk
Some are now shops, some are churches – but each had a role in musical history. Photographer Paul Talling has documented the story of 150 of them

Henry McDonald

31, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The big picture: punks and skins in harmony
The photographer who captured the spirit of punk has released a book of her most arresting portraits

Tim Adams

07, Jul, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: your songs about deserts
Tinariwen, Robert Plant, Brand New Heavies and Big Country are among the artists making this week’s reader-curated list

Scott Blair

12, Jul, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Siouxsie Sioux at 60: more than a monochrome goth-pop priestess
Mysterious and misunderstood, the singer of goth pop’s sacred texts outlasted her Banshees peers, and outwitted anyone who would second-guess her. There is much to celebrate

Ben Hewitt

26, May, 2017 @4:58 PM

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My first love song: musicians remember the soundtracks to their teenage crushes
A shaggy Texan, a firebreathing dancer, Liz Taylor … stars relive their first loves – and the tunes that bring them back

Interviews by Paul Lester

14, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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The week in radio: Comedy Showcase; Alice Is Still in Wonderland; This American Life
Radio 2 was on the comic money while Siouxsie Sioux was an engaging guide to Alice in Wonderland

Miranda Sawyer

22, Nov, 2015 @7:00 AM

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How John Peel created our musical world
David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Roxy Music, New Order … all owe their emergence in large part to one DJ. From psychedelia to drum’n’bass, and over 35 years, he shaped a nation’s – and the world’s – taste in music

David Cavanagh

25, Sep, 2015 @10:00 AM

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When Pop Ruled My Life review – diaries, screams and wee in the story of fandom
Siouxsie Sioux and Alan Johnson, former Beatlemaniac and mod, contribute to an entertaining documentary about pop obsession

Sam Wollaston

30, May, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Double Fantasy Live – review

Molinari does Lennon, Peaches does Yoko but Siouxsie steals the show as Meltdown closes with the 1980 album's first live performance, writes Betty Clarke

Betty Clarke

24, Jun, 2013 @5:06 PM

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Siouxsie – review

A teasing, saucy, exhibitionist, Siouxsie is every inch the pop star, writes Maddy Costa

Maddy Costa

16, Jun, 2013 @3:57 PM

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