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  • Concorde 2, Brighton

Scottish new wavers Altered Images formed in early 1979. As teenagers, they opened for the prolific Siouxsie and the Banshees, which alongside help from BBC's Peel sessions helped them to solidify themselves within the emerging post-punk scene of the time.

Vocalist Clare Grogan's chirping high pitched vocal juxtaposed uniquely with the band's darker sonic tone, and helped them to gain a cult following, with controversial songs such as 'Dead Pop Stars' (written before, but released after John Lennon's death) putting them on the musical map.