Single Review: Pea Green Coat // The Wave Pictures

This catchy little number from The Wave Pictures has a driving melody and racing drum beat throughout but it’s really the simplistic lyrical that is its greatest attribute: “Everybody in the station wore black / and then there was you in your pea green coat”. There’s some beautiful parallelism, as the track fades out with a wailing, epic guitar breakdown: “and then there was you reading your little black book”.

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Brit-blues harmonica from studio engineer Jim Riley gives the song another dimension that is appreciated by the listener. It sounds like liquid fervour from start to finish. Entirely cohesive, easy to sing along to our only problem with this song is it makes you look like a bit of an idiot if you walk down the street whilst listening to it. The single is the last track from The Wave Pictures’ upcoming album Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon, which will be released on 16th February by Moshi Moshi.

Words by Beth Kirkbride

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