A (closet-goth) journalist gave us a scathing review once (to date: our one and only bad review), disapproving of some non-existent pictures she’d seen of us wearing long black coats, stood outside a church… dissing us for using keyboards (we don’t) and then dissing us for being “Goth”. Couple of years later she starts singing the praises of a certain crushed-velvet / ringlet loving electro band…
“Not at all. Traditionally, we very often wear shirts of the most flamboyant colour and design. We certainly wear less black than all the other pop acts we can think of (and we can think of plenty). You shouldn’t be that bothered anyway. What we wear is designed to be practical and/or entertain us, and we’re far more interested in songs than fashion statements.
Apart from anything else, if we’d made fashion statements we’d probably have had the same short career as every other bunch of fashion victims. If anything, it would be sensible to deliberately avoid being fashionable anywhere, although we’re not sure what that would look like, and we couldn’t be bothered anyway. You have to remember that we live and work in different countries with very differing ideas of fashion, and we think global. White, for example, is a funereal colour in Japan and certain other Asian countries.