you'll never get past her empire line
In this case, style is the substance. Kate Jackson, lead singer of the long blondes, describes her style as glamorous punk. That label also works well for her band's music- theatric vocal vamps matched to post-punk thomp reminiscient of bands like Delta 5 or Gang of Four.
The Long Blondes- Giddy StratospheresThe Long Blondes- Lust in the Movies
I wrote a post on these new wave swingers months ago, but the dry cleaners lost it. Something about neon noir. It's so hard to find good help these days.