I have a pal who's into Throbbing Gristle ... I find it fascinating when English bands are followed by people from other parts of the world.
I, probably like most the people I know, came to listen to them through the bands/artists they influenced and were influenced by. It’s funny, I never really thought of them as an English band (although obviously); always thought of them as the creators of (blank) and the successors of (blank). If that makes sense.