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“Nadine Hurley” is North London guitar trio Skinny Girl Diet’s snarly tribute to the “girl with one eye” – Twin Peaks’ unstable eye-patch wearing heroine. In Lynch’s show, Ms Hurley is trapped in an unhappy marriage and with a single-minded mission to create a completely silent drape runner. In the video, Skinny Girl Diet are summoned by the dial tone of a red London phone box, and then jolted into a velvet-draped shadowy basement to play the scrappy track. It’s a vivid punk blast, but it’s the closing line that’s the real kicker – possibly a refererence to Nadine Hurley losing her eye and single-minded get-rich-quick scheme for her husband– “And I did it all for you/ And I did it all for you”. As the parting shot, the three all appear in eyepatches – in solidarity with an unlikely, but no less powerful feminist icon.
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