Tribute to Poly Styrene, Channel 4 News UK April 26th.

Channel 4 News

“She Would Take Simple things and Make Them Profound.”


“Poly Styrene – The Original Riot Grrl.”


“She Turned The World Day-Glo: A Poly Styrene Obituary”

The Quietus

“X-Ray Spex Frontwomen 1957- 2011.”

UNCUT Magazine

“Poly Styrene – an optimist to the last.”

The Guardian

“Lead Singer of X-Ray Spex, whos unconventional style made her an inspirational figure to generation of female pop singers.”

The Times

“Singer with X-Ray Spex, a ‘musical mess of rebellion, fashion and fun’.”

Daily Telegraph

“Punk may be dead, but its sprit lives on.”


“Punk Icon Poly Dies Aged 53.”

Daily Record

“Punk Princess Passes On.”

Record Collector

“Before people like Poly you had to be middle-class and play guitar like a classical musician.”


“With Crimplene clothes, day-glo accessories and dental brace, she was an antidote to pouting popstrels.”

Word Magazine

“She was a flash of freedom, a trigger for the imagination, a harbinger of much in music and life that was later to come.”


“Poly Styrene Remembered by Kathleen Hanna, Billy Bragg and Beastie Boys.”

AOL Spinner

“Poly Styrene, the braces-wearing singer who belted out “Oh bondage, up yours!” with the band X-Ray Spex, has died at the age of 53.”


“Poly Styrene, the pioneering, braces-wearing frontwoman…made a place for feminine brashness in punk. … she served as inspiration for other female musicians, prefiguring movements like riot grrrl.”

New York Times

“Her final album, the hard rocking Generation Indigo, was released last month.”

Rolling Stone

“Generation Indigo now serves as a testament to an artist who insisted on being allowed to grow. The choice to project innocence and joy in its whimsically radical reggae and trance tracks could only have come from the brilliant misfit who helped free a global tribe from bondage in the 1970s.”

Village Voice

“X-ray Spex Singer Poly Styrene dies”

Washington Times

“R.I.P. Poly Styrene. X-Ray Spex frontwoman dies at age 53.”


“Punk Icon Poly styrene Passes Away.”

RTE Ireland