「雨衣」是英國後龐客風格的樂團於1977年由兩位女性藝術家組成，她們是安娜·達席爾瓦(Ana da Silva主唱、吉他)和吉娜·伯奇(Gina Birch主唱、貝司)，當年她們兩位還是英國倫敦香雪藝術學院(Hornsey College of Art)的學生。 1978年「雨衣」再加入兩位女藝術家狹縫樂團(The Slit)的前鼓手棕欖(Palmolive)和古典小提琴家薇琪‧阿斯皮娜(Vicky Aspinall)
「雨衣」第一張合輯「市場裡的童話」(Fairytale in the Market) 、「家附近的冒險」(Adventures Close to Home)、「愛」(In Love)，儘管「雨衣」非商業導向的聲音表現，「雨衣」並使用各種廉價的二手樂器，創作以英國民謠樂風為基調，搭配低音鼓、多重節奏的打擊樂、自由爵士風格和世界音樂的影響，兼收並蓄音樂流派，而被樂界描述為一個「女性的搖滾偉大時刻。」 「雨衣」在一次採訪中提到，她們之所以在龐克、搖滾聲音藝術自由表現當中，標幟「女性意識」的動機：「過去在搖滾樂的基本主題是強調男女的差別之間...搖滾樂是白人建立於黑人音樂的基礎上，並基於排斥婦女和黑人貧民的潛意識，這就是為什麼我們「雨衣」所做的音樂不同於搖滾樂的傳統，更希望與之保持距離。」
Pic1_ The Raincoats © The Raincoats,Bearded Magazine
Pic2_ The Raincoats © The Raincoats, smellslikerecords.kungfustore.com
The Raincoats are a British post-punk band. Ana da Silva (vocals, guitar) and Gina Birch (vocals, bass) formed the group in 1977The Raincoats are a British post-punk band. Ana da Silva (vocals, guitar) and Gina Birch (vocals, bass) formed the group in 1977 while they were students at Hornsey College of Art, London, England.
Late in 1978, The Raincoats became an all female post-punk band as they were joined by The Slits' ex-drummer Palmolive and the classically-trained violinist Vicky Aspinall. Managed by Shirley O'Loughlin, the band went on their first UK tour with Swiss female band Kleenex, in May 1979 after Rough Trade Records released their first single, "Fairytale in the Supermarket"/ "In Love"/ "Adventures Close to Home". Johnny Rotten was an early admirer of the band, and later stated that: "The Raincoats offered a completely different way of doing things, as did X-Ray Spex and all the books about punk have failed to realise that these women were involved for no other reason than that they were good and original."
The Raincoats distinctly non-commercial sound did not appeal to everyone; after witnessing an early performance by the band, Danny Baker remarked that: "They are so bad that every time a waiter drops a tray we'd all get up and dance."The band's eponymously titled debut LP was released in December 1979