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Approved: Saint Etienne – Tonight

By | Published on Tuesday 31 January 2012

Saint Etienne

For a notably prolific band, it’s hard to believe that Saint Etienne’s forthcoming new album is their first in seven years. They’ve hardly been idle in that time (lush reissues, a Christmas album, Best Of and two films kept them busy) but it’s still good to have them back.

According to Bob, Pete and Crackers, ‘Tonight’ is “about how the unadulterated thrill of a great band or gig can sometimes feel like a hotline straight to your heart”. Of course, if you had to entrust one group to deliver a song that is both great pop and about great pop, Saint Etienne would be number one every time.

Produced by ex-Xenomania man Tim Powell, it’s an inevitably fizzy pop delight that proves a particularly welcome distraction for four minutes in these oppressively bleak times.

Released on 7 Mar, the track is up on Soundcloud now:



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