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Influenced by the likes of Nick Blinko from Rudimentary Peni and Mark E Smith from The Fall—”two lads who did their own thing and stuck with it”—Streek gives short shrift to modern lyricists who aren’t addressing the wider issues. “I can’t stand modern music singing about nonsense sh*te when we've enough issues and topics right at our doorstep to focus on,” he says. “If you're gonna do it, make it purposeful. Stop singing about doing heroin in the ‘60s because you've never done it—it's all rock star bullsh*t. Use your head and stop trying to be Brian Jonestown Massacre.”