As part of our series of events celebrating Rough Trade’s 40th anniversary, we are very excited to have legendary band The Raincoats collaborating with Angel Olsen in the beautiful surroundings of Islington Assembly Hall. The Raincoats spoke to us about what the night means to them:
“When Nina Hervé from Rough Trade approached The Raincoats last autumn to ask us to take part in Rough Trade’s 40th Anniversary for a collaboration with a contemporary independent artist there was no doubt in our minds who that should be. We had just got back from seeing Angel Olsen perform two amazing shows in Portugal, which totally blew us away. It was a perfect meeting and nothing can compare to experiencing such a remarkable woman perform. She was indeed the only one and it made our hearts race.
Our relationship with Rough Trade goes back 40 years to 1976 when the shop in Kensington Park Road opened and that relationship has been one of the longest and most precious in our history. The Raincoats recorded their first single with Rough Trade in 1979 and four studio albums were produced through an extraordinary partnership.
Angel is about to release her stunning third album ‘My Woman’ in September and has made time in her touring schedule to get together with us. She is one of the most talented and special artists around and this collaboration is a dream come true for us all – the excitement we feel about this collaboration is breath-taking and it just can’t be missed.”