Legendary post-punk group The Raincoats are to re-visit their debut album at a special London show.
Formed in the aftermath of the punk explosion, The Raincoats were initially treated with suspicion due to their all girl line up. The band’s take on rock music saw them remove all traces of machismo, the group replaced them with a cheeky sense of humour.
Rebelling against punk itself, the band’s debut album has become celebrated. Almost ignored at the time, The Raincoats’ sound had a seminal effect on independent music with many C86 groups praising the London act.
Released in 1977, the band’s self-titled debut is an intensely unique document. The songs rarely last longer than two minutes, with The Raincoats blasting through a cheeky cover of The Kinks’ ‘Lola’.
Turning it into a lesbian anthem, the track has become an indie pop classic. Topped off with artwork designed by Pang Hsiao-Li, ‘The Raincoats’ was named by Kurt Cobain as one of his favourite albums of all time.
Now The Raincoats are set to reform to re-visit their classic debut album. Taking place as part of the ‘Don’t Look Back’ series of concerts, the band are to play the material in full at the London Scala venue.
Presented by ATP Concerts, the show is a unique one off celebration of The Raincoats and their music. Close to selling out, the gig comes as the band receive renewed appreciation due to the album’s recent re-issue.
The Raincoats are set to play the following show:
20 London Scala