British rock stalwart, Skunk Anansie, has often been labelled as a 'political band' and  even as 'an amalgam of Heavy Metal and Black Feminist rage'. However, the group has  emphasized that it would prefer to simply be labelled as a 'rock band'. Let it be written, let it be said. Founder members Ace (guitar) and Skin (vocals) both share a wide range of influences which helps give Skunk Anansie its unique sound. Those diverse influences include the Sex Pistols,  Blondie, dub, reggae, electronica, hip-hop and world music. The band`s most recent release is 'Black Traffic' which came out in September, 2012.