INFLUENCES: SAINT ETIENNE

A small town group who blossomed in an era of fluorescent lights and wilderness dancefloors.

INFLUENCES: SAINT ETIENNE

A small town group who blossomed in an era of fluorescent lights and wilderness dancefloors.

There are few British groups whom have transcended the charts, engaged with the underground and embodied the spirit of youth culture in the last thirty years succesfully. In the 1990's the indie dance music scene was in full swing, a niche crossover began to emerge as bands realised the potential in electronic music, however very few had the charisma, style and sense of understanding in order to be able to pull such a delicate balance off. 

Saint Etienne represent the 'Home Counties', they are English in every sense of the word. A small town group who blossomed in an era of fluorescent lights and wilderness dancefloors. Their music remains as important to the legacy of pop as it does to distant ravers. 

This month marked a surprise return as the group released a new album with Heavenly Records. ‘Home Counties’ is a tribute to the roots of the group and the people from the communities which made them what they are. 

See their influences below: 


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THE BEACH BOYS - MRS. O'LEARY'S COW (1966)

They were voted 'world's best group' in NME just after they recorded this. Imagine that. I remember playing it in the car driving around the fringes of Croydon at dusk in the mid eighties, and I scared myself stupid. - Bob

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