words and music by saint etienne
their 1st studio album for 7 years spins pumping beats, ‘60s flavoured sounds & immediate pop hooks into lingering moments of seamless enchantment.
the band have said this offering is about the “strange magic of pop” turning the mundane into moments that resonate through your life. they encapsulate this with a set that contrasts sarah cracknell‘s often melancholy & introspective lyrics with dazzling pop production, somewhat like a modern update on pet shop boys’ strange oeuvre. an album of wonderful contrasts, where the turn it up party anthem ‘dj’ lies near the delicate musings of ‘i threw it all away’. “dizzy with the joy of pop” 4/5 – guardian “unendingly adorable” 8/10 – nme.