Peter And Kerry s strikingly assured debut CD La Trimouille follows up the well-received Clothes, Friends, Photos EP which came out in late 2011 to a chorus of approval across blogs and digital press. Peter Lyons and Kerry Leatham met in 2009, brought together under the wing of London-based Tape Club Records. While Southampton native Lyons had joined with Tape Club in 2006, releasing a handful of singles along the way, self-taught guitarist Leatham had grown up 100 miles away, in Colchester, inspired into songwriting by Ani DiFranco s passionate folk strumming and the Van Morrison records she grew up hearing on the family stereo. As a duo, they bonded over goofy comedy appreciation (the cheerfully fizzy, bass-driven Annie is an ode to Goldie Hawn rom-com, Overboard ), and a mutual love of 80s electro pop. These influences shine brightly on stand-out track 'Split For The City', an up-tempo, synth-filled pop gem that evokes the Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey hit Together In Electric Dreams, aided in part by the electric guitars and shoddy Yamaha keyboards from the late 80s and early 90s that provide the album s instrumental bedrock. Retro electro may figure prominently, but there s a flair for modern digital tropes too, such as the understated chiptune bossa nova of Montmorillon , and the layered hiss n crackle on St. Pierre , mementos of a summer spent writing in the French locale which gave the album its name. We listened to Beach house and Teen Dream constantly, as well as a lot of Grizzly Bear, so we had reference points says Leatham. But it ended up sounding nothing like either of them . Peter And Kerry have now yielded a bright, thrilling debut - a collection of earnest, character-driven electro pop snapshots, fuelled with the joyful simpatico of their bold boy / girl harmonies. Reviews are confirmed in Q, Artrocker, and Uncut, with others to follow.