The Bravery - celebrated neophyte band 'knows nothing' about The Smiths
Sound of 2005: The Bravery - BBC News
...The haircuts seem to be borrowed from The Smiths circa 1984, while the leather jackets indicate their association with the recent Manhattan rock scene of The Strokes
...Despite comparisons to UK bands ranging from The Smiths to Duran Duran, he insists there is very little early 1980s British influence - even in the haircuts.
"I have to say that I know nothing about The Smiths. I know one song, the one that has the cat noise - that's the only single I know."