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One Of Britain's Best New Bands Kid Wave On Their Top 10 Style Icons

Kid Wave have been building a serious following so far in 2015. On a recent visit to the Levis® Tailor Shop with NME, band members Harry Deacon, Lea Emmery, Serra Petale and Mattias Bhatt, talked to NME about their favourite style icons, from Debbie Harry to Jimi Hendrix. And check out the video we made.

  • Serra Petale: "My first choice would be Kurt Cobain – Kurt looks like he just got out of bed, but still looks sexy and cool. You can tell he was always himself by the way he dressed."

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    Added: 28 Mar 2014

  • Serra Petale: "The Ramones look like a bunch of street hoodlums with the most incredible style. Their tattered and torn jeans summed up exactly what these guys were; punk street kids who wanted to rock."

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    Added: 22 Jun 2015

  • Lea Emmery: "Francoise Hardy proves that a lot of times, less is more. I love the classic shot of her on the motorbike, made me wanna cut a fringe."

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    Added: 30 Jun 2015

  • Lea Emmery: "I love Patti Smith, she’s a huge inspiration for me in everything she does - music, poetry etc. Her style is rock 'n' roll at it’s best. I love the masculine touch, the black and white and careless elegance in the way she dresses."

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    Added: 01 Jul 2015

  • Serra Petale: "One that's a bit more modern. Haim’s style is understated and simple. Just putting on a pair of short shorts with a T-shirt and rocking out has always been something I’ve been supportive of."

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    Added: 01 Jul 2015

  • Serra Petale: "Debbie Harry is your ultimate icon that always combined rock and roll with class."

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    Added: 30 Jun 2015

  • Harry Deacon: "By the looks of things, most aspects of Jimi Hendrix's life were expressed creatively. The style of his clothes echoed the free spirited, acid fuelled, psychedelic rock 'n' roll music he made. Loads of colours, eccentric style and attitude...strong look."

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    Added: 30 Jun 2015

  • Mattias Bhatt: "Bruce Springsteen - an icon of the working class. His style is simple, consistent and easy for anyone to adapt. Just get a pair of distressed Levis jeans, a white T-shirt and a road worn Telecaster and there you go."

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    Added: 22 Jun 2015

  • Serra Petale: "Madonna is has always been one for breaking barriers with her music and her style. Having both those aspects working for her really propelled her to success and made her the icon she is today."

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    Added: 30 Jun 2015

  • Harry Deacon: "The Rolling Stones were probably one of the first mainstream British bands to dress rock 'n' roll. The US had had rock 'n' roll attitude since the 50s but in the UK, bands looked all too pleasant until artists like the Stones shook things up, and it's been variations on the same look for the majority of indie and rock 'n' roll bands ever since!"

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    Added: 30 Jun 2015