Lesley Rankine's career in music now spans a few decades, and more than a few styles. She first came to prominence in the vicious, no-wave influenced punkish-rock of Silverfish, a fixture of the Camden scene in the early 90s and unusual in their strident politics and just how confrontational they were.
A couple of years ago we were discussing the very evident trend of the time - that a new paradigm in industrial music seemed to be beginning. After some years of dominance of 4/4 rhythms, the same synth presets and a tiresome tirade of macho-bullshit lyrics and posturing, the tide suddenly shifted towards a disparate batch of bands taking influences from "classic" industrial and finding ways of fitting them together with other styles.
I'm struggling to think of a single band in "our thing" that has had as much mainstream coverage - as in appearing in the news, not just in the music press - as Laibach did last year when their show in North Korea was announced.