Rural France, aka Tom Brown and Rob Fawkes, began life in 2017 shortly after both left London for the greener climes of Wiltshire. They released their first album ‘Two Drink Maximum’ a year later, and followed it with an EP, Damp Spirit. A new album ‘RF’ is out on October 29th via Meritorio Records, and from it we’re delighted to premiere the video for line of the tracks from the record, Hosepipe Ban.
Of the track, Tom says I’d had the riff for about 8 years…I’d sung it into a video camera on a beach in Uruguay. Which sounds more glamourous than it was. I’d been searching for a chorus ever since. Finally, the ‘sunshine’ line came and unlocked it. It’s one of those nostalgic, sad summer songs that the Beach Boys practically invented. And no one has done better since”
Wrapped in a warm fuzzy hue, Hosepipe Ban has this irresistable indie pop charm about it, with the pair wearing their influences – specifically the Beach Boys, Guided by Voices and Teenage Fanclub, firmly on their sleeves. Nothing wrong with the, given the sharply written and drop dead gorgeous melodies they’ve come up with, and the video has a similarly likeable DIY aesthetic about it.
Check it out, here