The brilliant new album ‘Don’t You Wanna Feel The Rain?’ (matcd083) from The Perfect English Weather is available now!
The Perfect English Weather are Simon and Wendy Pickles, a husband and wife duo from Brighton, England, whose musical journey began in the late 1980s as part of the indie-chart regulars The Popguns. Perched on a melodic precipice at the frayed edges of indiedom, their beautiful, slightly melancholic pop has drawn comparisons to Everything But The Girl and more recently St Etienne. BBC 6 Music Radio seems to agree, with their songs receiving repeated airplay on the Gideon Coe and Steve Lamacq shows.
The new album is at heart a story of adulthood, with songs meandering around themes of travel and work, family and reminiscence, togetherness and separation. The albums journey of soundscapes sets out from London City bars through to memories of Ibiza nights, a freezing Warsaw winter and endless air travel, before finally settling in the rivers of Nova Scotia. Reflecting the various locations, situations and characters, the musical styles move in and out of guitar pop, moody electronica and the bare acoustic. The songs protagonists may change but the narrative flows consistently throughout, taking the listener through a personal history of estrangement and reunion.
The album is officially released November 16, but you can order a copy RIGHT NOW exclusively from the Matinée shop. You can also stream four ace album tracks now on our Soundcloud!