In 1992 Justine Frischmann and Justin Welch — two former members of the awesome band Suede — formed an even awesomer new band called Elastica. Inspired by 70s and 80s art-punkers such as Wire (who later accused them of plagiarism), The Stranglers (who also accused them of plagiarism) and The Fall (whose keyboardist, Dave Bush, they eventually recruited), Elastica brought a stone cold garage rock cool to the mid-90s Britpop movement. In their close to a decade in existence they released two studio albums and achieved the honor of having the fastest selling debut album in British history at the time. Frontwoman Justine Frischmann — who has been referred to as the “First Lady of Britpop”– had an impeccable noir-clad cool kid style (think: black angular bob, red lipstick, black chiffon shirts, combat boots, leather) that continues to be copycatted to this day. Check out more pictures of Elastica after the jump and the video for their song “Stutter”. — Marlo Kronberg
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