Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British rock band formed in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bassist Steven Severin. Initially associatedwith the English punk rock scene, the band rapidly evolved to create "a form of post-punk discord full of daring rhythmic and sonicexperimentation". The Times cited Siouxsie and the Banshees as "one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of thepost-punk era..
The group also became inspirational in the creation and development of the gothic rock genre, and their music also combined elements of popand avant-garde. The Banshees disbanded in 1996, with Siouxsie and drummer Budgie continuing to record music as The Creatures, a secondband they had formed in the early 1980s. In 2004, Siouxsie began a solo career.