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The salient points

  • According to 'legend', the story of Saint Etienne started in the late-60s, when toddlers Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs' buggies clashed at their local butcher's shop.
  • They are one of those bands that come from a bit of an indie place but have a 'firmly pop aesthetic', which usually translates to their records not selling that well despite being amazing.
  • See for example this, this, and this.
  • They also had a hit as Cola Boy called '7 Ways To Love'. Bob Stanley explains that they used a psuedonym because the single was "way too cheesy. We would have been finished overnight."
  • On their 2012 album 'Words and Music by Saint Etienne', they worked with Richard X, Tim Powell and Xenomania. This is wonderful.

Interviews & Features

Sarah Cracknell interview
"I stuff all my money in ...
January 23, 2008 in Interviews & Features


Saint Etienne Saint Etienne have dumped some extra songs on the US version of their album
Saint Etienne have been chatting to Billboard about the ...
October 31, 2012 in The News
Saint Etienne 2012 Saint Etienne and Sarah Cracknell have got some re-releases coming this November
Saint Etienne and Sarah Cracknell are both re-releasing old ...
September 10, 2012 in The News
Saint Etienne Saint Etienne have announced a US tour!
Saint Etienne are going on a short tour of Canada ...
September 6, 2012 in The News
stet Saint Etienne have done a new song for an Olympics compilation thingy
Saint Etienne have contributed a new song entitled 'Steeplechase' to an Olympics compilation called ...
August 30, 2012 in The News
3705055_SE_Music_12in_Sleeve.indd Saint Etienne’s new single has a nice cover for you to look at
Saint Etienne have 'unveiled' the rather lovely artwork for their new ...
June 7, 2012 in The News

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