Thank you all. I had hoped to see them next week in Bournemouth, would have been the first time I've seen Gemma play, apart from on the TV, but for some reason they have postponed that gig, so will have to find another venue to go to. Best wishes Paul
I've no idea where their inspiration comes from, I've heard loads of references to Siouxsie and the Banshees. However, not my sort of music at all I'm an Andrea Bocelli man myself. I know NME raves over them and articles / critics give mixed reviews, I liken them to Marmite, you either love them or hate them. I also know that someone is buying their music, Gemma is missing my birthday for a third US tour next month, the last two earlier this year were both sold out.
Savages seem to be the outsiders at 10/1 however they are up against some stiff opposition but then only 12 acts are nominated so the girls should be very proud of their achievements getting in to the line up for this award: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/10302250/Mercury-Prize-2013-who-are-this-years-nominees.html