thatcher was a short-lived band started in london by teresa cos (vocals, guitar) and francesca zanatta (vocals, drums, keytar). inspired by the no wave movement of the 70s and 80s and the ‘new york scene’ of the 90s, their music embodied the struggle to find unbranded forms of expression. their performances were often accompanied by diagrammatic music scores that informed thatcher’s music and lyrics. their activity was predominantly live. thatcher was live, not alive.