When Skunk Anansie burst onto London’s rock scene, the band was very much labelled as an alternative palate cleanser to the ubiquitous Britpop that ruled the UK zeitgeist at the time. Despite taking a lengthy hiatus in the early 2000s, they have managed to, in their own words, “swerve the nostalgia circuit”, releasing three brand new albums since getting back together in 2008. As well as putting out new material, Skunk has also kept pace with the explosive live shows the band is famous for, and as TPi stood at FOH with the singer mere metres away having crowd-surfed the length of the room, it became clear why the band’s fans have stuck with them for the past 25 years.