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Saint Etienne

Saint Etienne

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Saint Etienne: Foxbase Alpha

Sleeve and programme notes by Jon Savage, Mantra Records, 1989

There are still plenty of real Londoners who sleep the night in London as well as work the day there – some in love, some ...

St. Etienne: Holier Than Thou

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 13 October 1990

ST ETIENNE might have covered Neil Young's 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart', but they are not the hippies that people imagine. This is Brit ...

St Etienne: Debut That's Alpha Oscar Kilo

Interview by Simon Reynolds, The Observer, 20 October 1991

ON THEIR delightful debut album, Foxbase Alpha, St Etienne mix contemporary house rhythms with the string-swept melodrama of Sixties pop. Amazingly, the creators of this ...

Saint Etienne

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 25 April 1992


St Etienne: Clubber Soul

Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 2 May 1992

Stop farming your hair for an instant and smell those flowers! Perfect pop is back and ST ETIENNE will be drifting it blissfully up to ...

St Etienne: Brighton Centre East Wing

Live Review by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 16 May 1992


St Etienne: Let's Be Avenue!

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, 17 October 1992

I wanted to talk to St Etienne because I don't like their records as much as everyone else seems to. I don't believe that they're ...

St Etienne: Drop the stuffed tiger

Interview by Caitlin Moran, The Times, 24 October 1992

St Etienne vs. Top of the Pops — Caitlin Moran referees a mis-match ...

Saint Etienne, Pulp: Mayfair, Glasgow

Live Review by Pete Paphides, Melody Maker, 6 March 1993


St Etienne, Pulp: Mayfair, Glasgow

Live Review by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, 6 March 1993

A MIRRORBALL of confusion spins and sparkles over the hall. Blank faces stare at the stage where Pulp are playing. Is this pop? ...

Saint Etienne: Saint No Mountain High Enough

Interview by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 1 May 1993

Who do SAINT ETIENNE think they are? One minute they're just the weekly music press' favourite pop group, the next they're working with Kylie and ...

St Etienne: Hacienda, Manchester

Live Review by Simon Warner, The Guardian, 14 September 1993

BRITAIN'S NATIONAL popular music convention In the City, Manchester's five-day jamboree of industry chatter and on-stage over-drive, adds weight to the argument that the place, ...

St Etienne, Oasis: Birmingham Institute

Live Review by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 11 December 1993


Saint Etienne: Cats Eyes and Legless

Interview by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 30 April 1994

You know Saint Etienne as the flop band living within the pages of Kay's Catalogue and fronted by Emma Peel's understudy. But their pals reckon ...

Stalkers: Ever-Present Possessive

Report by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 16 January 1995

Business is booming in the protection business. Now many of those being protected are women pop stars targeted by dangerous stalkers ...

Saint Etienne: Good Humor (Heavenly)

Review and Interview by Johnny Black, MOJO, June 1998

FACED WITH Sarah, Bob and Pete's latest creamy confection, smothered in schmaltz and techno-lite topped off with Astrud Gilberto vocals, it's easy to dismiss them ...

Eyewitness December 1993: Oasis Support The Verve

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, July 1998

Freshly signed to Creation, Oasis venture out on UK tour earning £50 a night supporting The Verve – known at the time as just plain ...

Saint Etienne: Town Hall Crypt, Middlesbrough

Live Review by Stuart Maconie, Q, July 1998

What's a nice, fey band doing in a place like this? ...

St Etienne: Sound Of Water

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, July 2000

BACK IN the early Nineties, St Etienne were ubiquitous, perhaps a little too ubiquitous. Rarely out of the music press, constantly hovering on the edge ...

Synth’s Up

Review by Melody Nelson, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

Saint Etienne: The Sound of WaterBent: Programmed to Love ...

Holly Valance: Footsteps/LeAnn Rimes: Twisted Angel/Saint Etienne: Finisterre

Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 11 October 2002

BEFORE BOY BANDS began breeding it was singing soap stars who were the plankton of pop. ...

Saint Etienne: Lives Of The Saints (And Their Kids)

Interview by Pete Paphides, The Times, 3 June 2005

Saint Etienne have produced a concept album and a set of children's songs. But they aren't Yes ...

Saint Etienne: London Conversations (Heavenly/Universal)

Review by Jude Rogers, The Word, October 2008

IT'S ONE OF life's lovely ironies that Saint Etienne, an English group named after a French football team, tell us everything there is to know ...

Saint Etienne: Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 13 December 2015

SAINT ETIENNE are frequently sublime, but they can also be ridiculous. It is surely beyond the ability even of Pete Wiggs and Bob Stanley to ...

see also Sarah Cracknell


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