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This Sunderland-based band, comprised of three chicks and one dude (the drummer), was Britain’s answer to grrrl rock bands like Hole and Bikini Kill. The song, “In Your Car,” was Kenickie‘s breakthrough hit in 1997. After the band’s split a year later, sexy frontwoman Lauren Laverne went on to become one of Britain’sleading music presenters – and she had the distinct pleasure just this past March of being menaced by Mark E. Smith on live TV. What? She started it when she insulted his missus. Old riot grrrl habits die hard, I suppose.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.