Siouxie and the Banshees are a British gothic rock band notable for it's sophisticated, yet unconventional and enchanting music. Hauntingly powerful vocals, tantilizing guitar, memorably dark yet glam aesthetics; what else do you need?
Forming from the elusive post-punk movement in the late 70s, the group released music relating to themes of death, serial killers, and tortured love. They became notable figures in the goth scene, not only due to the dark elements of their discography but the bands industrial, experimental drive that contributed to the subcultures development. Of course, it wouldn't be appropriate to gloss of Siouxie Sioux's impact on the bands popularity. Labeled the "Godmother of Goth" by some, the vocalist and front-woman was an enegmatic performer and fashion icon, easily recognizable by her dramatic sharp eye makeup.
Why do I like Siouxie and the Banshees so much? Siouxie's dyanmic and powerful vocal range, as well as how strangely danceable some of the tunes are. My personal favorite songs are "Into the Light", "Head cut", and "Dear Prudence". I also should mention "Spellbound", as it was the first song I ever heard from the band.