Monday, June 13, 2005

I 'heart' Saint Etienne

Ow! Didn't sleep that well last night, being woken up by the light outside my window at 5:00am. 5:00AM!!! Note to self - buy dark curtains, otherwise there'll be NO......SLEEP......TILL SPRINGTIME! (NAH NAH NAH!)

To make things worse my back is killing me, which is quite odd since I've never had any problems with it before. That'll teach me not to exercise and lift boxes...what was I thinking?

Major Leaguer stereo selection

Saint Etienne - Tales From Turnpike House


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Well, given my love for all stylised French pop there was really only one choice this week (did you really think I was going to choose one of the manufactured shag haired bands that are bleating every five minutes on MTV2? Besides, the only other good release today was The Magic Numbers debut, but a new Saint Etienne album is always full of lovely surprises so it got the nod...just).

The second Saint Etienne album to sport the wares of the Xenomania pop svengalis (Finisterre being the first), Turnpike House is consistently splendid, a warm concept (no, no, come back now) album about the residents of an East London block of flats. Sarah Cracknell's lush voice is in top form, and those fans who felt Finisterre may have been too cold for their liking will be relieved to find plenty of 'old Saint Etienne' songs to allay any fears, with Lightning Strikes Twice and A Good Thing standout choices for future singles. Be quick to pick-up the limited edition which carries a bonus six track disc of childrens songs (a taster for a full album which is planned for release in just in time for Christmas!)

5 comments:

matt said...

Hey Euan -- thanks for the link! Major Leaguer is great.

--matt @ los amigos de durutti

queen of the world times four said...

hey thanks for the coffee good to catch up with u talk soon!

Euan said...

When did we have coffee? Who are you? Help! Hmmm...

beez said...

She's in Sydney so I'm guessing you didn't have coffee this week. She seems to go to a lot of parties...

Euan said...

Yeah, it seems that way...but how does she know me? Don't have that many friends in Sydney at the mo....hmmm...