The pioneress
March 01, 2021

'Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché' - a documentary about the first UK black rock frontwoman

New documentary 'Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché' looks and the life of the late singer of iconic 1970s UK punk band X-Ray Spex, the first woman of colour in the UK to front a successful rock band. "Poly Styrene... introduced the world to a new sound of rebellion, using her unconventional voice to sing about identity, consumerism, postmodernism... the Anglo-Somali punk musician was also a key inspiration for the riot grrrl and Afropunk movements" - the press statement reads.