Perfect Couples

Album: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance (2015)
Play Video


  • 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.'"


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

The Evolution of "Ophelia"

The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing

How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.

Boy Bands

Boy BandsFact or Fiction

From NKOTB to 1D, how well do you know your boy bands?

Jesus In Pop Hits: The Gospel Songs That Went Mainstream

Jesus In Pop Hits: The Gospel Songs That Went MainstreamSong Writing

These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.

Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. SchmitSongwriter Interviews

The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.

The 10 Bands Most Like Spinal Tap

The 10 Bands Most Like Spinal TapSong Writing

Based on criteria like girlfriend tension, stage mishaps and drummer turnover, these are the 10 bands most like Spinal Tap.

Concert Disasters

Concert DisastersFact or Fiction

Ozzy biting a dove? Alice Cooper causing mayhem with a chicken? Creed so bad they were sued? See if you can spot the real concert mishaps.