Siouxsie Sioux

Siouxsie Sioux (, born Susan Janet Ballion; 27 May 1957) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and producer. She is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees (1976–1996) and the drums-and-voice duo The Creatures (1981–2005). Siouxsie and the Banshees released 11 studio albums and several UK Top 20 singles including „Hong Kong Garden”, „Happy House”, „Peek-a-Boo” plus a US Billboard Top 25 hit „Kiss Them for Me”. With The Creatures, Siouxsie recorded four studio albums and the hit single „Right Now”. She has also sung with artists such as Morrissey and John Cale. After disbanding The Creatures in the mid-2000s, she continued as a solo artist and released Mantaray in 2007. Allmusic named Siouxsie as „one of the most influential British singers of the rock era”. Her songs have been covered by Jeff Buckley, Tricky and LCD Soundsystem. Her records have also been praised by artists such as PJ Harvey and TV on the Radio. „Icon: Siouxsie”, The Fader Magazine, The Icon Issue 67, April/May 2010. Page 71: Dave Sitek (David Andrew Sitek) TV on the Radio. „I’ve always tried to make a song that begins like „Kiss Them for Me”. I think songs like „I Was a Lover” or „Wash the Day away” came from that element of surprise mode where all of a sudden this giant drum comes in and you’re like, what the fuck?! That record was the first one where I was like, okay, even my friends who don’t know who The Cure or Sonic Youth are, they’re going to fall for this. I feel like that transition into that record was a relief for me. Really beautiful music was always considered too weird by the normal kids and that was the first example where I thought, we’ve got them, they’re hooked! I watched people dance to that song, people who had never heard of any of the music that I listened to, they heard that music in a club and went crazy. In 2011, she was awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Music at the Q Awards and in 2012, at the Ivor Novello Awards, she received the Inspiration Award.

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