Perfect Couples

Album: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance (2015)
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  • This is sung by Belle & Sebastian guitarist Stevie Jackson. He told NME: " I can't think of another song that has 'mileu' in it. It's good to add something to pop culture. The word 'snacklet' is in there too. My friend Jane made that up. I don't think that's ever been used in a pop song either."
  • Jackson told Drowned in Sound the story of this song. "The genesis of this tune, is something of an aesthetic roller coaster of influences," he said. "Started life as a track by Chris our keyboard player inspired by some Nigerian vocal music he had been listening to before going the way of late period Orange Juice, On the Corner period Miles Davis and then ultimately Talking Heads before being remixed for the final version with the heavy spectre of 'Kid Creole and the Coconuts' overlooking proceedings. Kid Creole rules supreme…'He's a wonderful thing baby.'"


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