In response to a few comments I've seen calling Mesh a "Depeche Mode wannabe":
Get some ears! :P
To reduce Mesh to what you call "imitation DM" or "wannabe DM" suggests that you haven't fully grasped one or both of the bands.
There is no question that DM influenced Mesh. But Mesh took some elements from DM and went in their own direction. They haven't replicated DM's sound; they have renovated it and made it their own. The main difference between the two, in my opinion, is how they approach their dark sides.
While both bands have mastered combining lush, chilling vocals with both haunting and cheerful synth lines, DM rarely, if ever, reached the level of anger and aggressiveness that Mesh often did. Mesh is much more volatile: one of the things I found most appealing about Mesh when I first discovered them was that they often switch effortlessly mid-song from deeply, hushedly reflective to a more raw, agitated frustration. (example: Leave You Nothing ; Needle in a Bruise) Actually, Mark Hockings can pull off switching in the middle of a word.
DM, on the other hand, started out as a synthpop band with a usually-upbeat sound, then gradually moved into the much darker sound of the Black Celebration album. This, along with the subsequent Music for the Masses and Violator, proved just how comfortable DM is with darkness. Their darkness is pretty much a luxuriously soft blanket that you'd want to wrap around yourself on a cold night. The closest DM gets to Mesh's anger that I can think of is Ultra's opener, Barrel of a Gun, but that entire song has the same mood. It's as if they had to get it out of their system, after which they can sigh with relief and continue the album in a more subtle dark style.
While Mesh has often interspersed their dark side with expressions of defiance and frustration both in Mark's style of ripping his heart out as he sings and the industrial-influenced, harsh guitar sounds, DM has more often treated it as an old friend and slipped into it like a cashmere robe. DM is more likely to use the soothing vocals and the subtle, haunting synth lines by themselves, with a mystery that makes the listener hang on to every sound in anticipation. You might prefer one or the other (I love both equally) but the two approaches set the two bands so strikingly apart that I have to wonder if people who call Mesh "wannabe DM" have even listened to Mesh more than casually.
It is much easier for a casual listener to claim that all bands in a genre sound the same than to become familiar with the genre and learn what makes each band unique. If you don't know anything about electronic music (for example), you might say that it all sounds the same, whereas if you sink your teeth into it, you will notice that different types of synthesizers, different vocal styles, different tonalities, different additions of instruments, etc. can create dozens of sub-genres and styles that you can distinguish (coldwave, synthpop, house). The same goes for labeling bands as "wannabe" this or that. If you pay attention, you might eventually realize that both bands have more depth than you thought and despite their similarities, they also have unique qualities that clearly distinguish themselves from each other.
Of course, you have every right to continue labeling Mesh as "wannabe DM", but when you do, we will continue to laugh at you. :P