Thanks Stevo. I understood the bit about the eye liner and jackets!
edit: er.. ant jackets ?
Adam Ant channeled by My Chemical Romance.
The classic EMO cliche in British comedy is the "Keanu Reeves" character in Saxondale. The long sideswept fringe of dyed black hair, the Wasted Youth belt, the skinny jeans etc etc - all EMO cliches. The whole Scott Pilgrim movie is also fairly EMO and the hardcore meets power pop soundtrrack is not untypical of the music.
I'd have thought the Smashing Pumpkins would have been partly responsible for MCR as they kind of fit the bill. And they weren't Goths.
Now I know who you mean! I've seen them languishing near the escalators next to BHS. I'll take them some Mingus, poor souls.