Saint Etienne

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‘The 90s seem like yesterday’: Saint Etienne on 30 years as pop auteurs
Sarah, Bob and Pete talk about recording their mesmeric new album via Zoom, the reality of the 90s and the oddness of pop parenthood

Jude Rogers

05, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The 50 greatest Christmas songs – ranked!
From John Fahey, the Sonics and the Waitresses to Slade, Wizzard and Mariah Carey, we count down the best festive numbers

Michael Hann

05, Dec, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs that made you fall in love with music
Saint Etienne, Buddy Holly, the Pogues and Motörhead are among artists sparking stories of a lifelong passion formed

Paul Hayes

15, Feb, 2018 @12:00 PM

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From Barking to Bow: the songs that champion London's less glamorous corners
London rapper Ramz’s single Barking has risen to No 2 in the Top 40, joining a historic seam of songs hymning the capital’s squalid tower blocks and sleepy suburbs

Laura Snapes

22, Jan, 2018 @2:17 PM

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Saint Etienne – 10 of the best
In the early 90s, a trio from south-east England set out to fulfil pop’s potential. Nearly 30 years later, they’re still making bold, inventive music

Jude Rogers

07, Jun, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Saint Etienne: Home Counties review – a winningly witty paean
(Heavenly Recordings)

Damien Morris

04, Jun, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Saint Etienne: Home Counties review – finding Arcadia in the Brexit heartlands

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Jun, 2017 @9:15 PM

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Britpop songs – 10 of the best
For some it meant the arrogant swagger of Oasis and cheek of Blur, to others it stood for the perceptive wit of Pulp, but mostly the Britpop moment produced catchy tracks about youth on the move

Caroline Sullivan

15, Feb, 2017 @12:10 PM

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Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs present English Weather review – the sound of the post-60s hangover
The Saint Etienne crate-diggers have unearthed some evocative obscurities from that moment in British rock between psych and prog

Alexis Petridis

26, Jan, 2017 @3:00 PM

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Pop art, fanzines and Channel 4 – the making of Saint Etienne's Foxbase Alpha
With the band’s debut album having been given the 25th-anniversary treatment, founder member Bob Stanley explains how the record came about

Interview by Michael Hann

28, Nov, 2016 @8:00 AM

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The lost albums loved by the stars – from ecstatic gospel to Italian prog
What’s your favourite underrated LP? We asked Sean Paul, Hot Chip, Jarvis Cocker, Chase & Status, Petula Clark and more to reveal the records you really must hear

Paul Lester

27, Oct, 2016 @5:31 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about anticipation
This week’s playlist is the one you’ve been waiting for and includes tracks from Arctic Monkeys, Buddy Holly and P J Harvey


30, Jun, 2016 @11:00 AM

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