Born out of 1970s Britain, The Raincoats were a band formed from the ashes of experimental punk and rebellion. In this episode, author and journalist Jenn Pelly transports you back to a world of indie record stores, feminist ideals, DIY music, and a fight against capitalism as she discusses four independent, talented women, their work as artists, and their impact as a group. Explore their history, songs, opinions, and culture with someone who traveled to London to speak with The Raincoats themselves.
Jenn Pelly is a contributing editor at Pitchfork and a journalist whose work has appeared in various publications including Rolling Stone, The Guardian, NPR, The Wire, and Teen Vogue. She is also the author of The Raincoats’ The Raincoats, the first-ever book on the band and a part of our 33 1/3 series.