June 7th, 2017

Sweet municipal dreams

I owe posts on a couple of things, but I break my long silence to commend the new Saint Etienne album, Home Counties, to you.

It appears to be on Soundcloud, so I imagine it is on whatever thing you cool young people are using, though I bought the CD. Remember them?

I am not entirely sure how I found out it was out, some sort of osmosis I think, though they are one of the bands that to me have the property that you feel you have known the song all your life.

I particularly commend Whyteleafe, which is obviously the Brexit song (containing the phrase 'dreaming of dual nationality'), and Train drivers in Eyeliner which somehow made me think of cleanskies and timscience

If I am honest I slightly preferred Tales from Turnpike House (all together now, bloody hell did that really come out 12 years ago). See Side Streets here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsVWl28LttI

Nonetheless a good effort. 5 stars.