'Feisty' would probs be the best way to describe British singer and punk princess Viviane Albertine. Back in 1976, she was in Sid Vicious’ inner circle and in 1977 became guitarist of all girl group The Slits, the female equivalent of Sid's band The Sex Pistols, hence the band name (geddit?). A pioneer both in terms of music and style (she was one of the first girls to wear DMs – "back then they didn't even make girls' boots" – her recently released memoir, Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys, lifts the lid on what it was like to be a girl at the epicentre of the roughest, toughest subculture. We met Viv for a (surprisingly sedate) cup of tea and a chat.