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Home Counties
Artist
Saint Etienne
ReleaseProduct
Home Counties
Label
Heavenly Recordings
Catalogue Number
HVNLP139
Release Date
June 2017
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Indie-dance veterans Saint Etienne return with their first full-length since 2012’s Words and Music By Saint Etienne. Home Counties is a sort of aural Ulysses for middle England - its sixteen songs describe a day lived in the ring of counties around London. Through this narrow prism, Saint Etienne deliver the sort of cleverly crafted alt-pop that they’ve built their house on all these years. Lead single ‘Heather’ is a prime example of this, with its pulsing synth-pop groove underpinning a Desperate-Housewives-goes-noir tale of suburban drama. The album features a host of production credits including Augustus (Kero Kero Bonito) and Carwyn Ellis (Edwyn Collins).

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  1. 1 Excerpt 1 - Magpie Eyes Saint Etienne 2:00
  2. 2 Excerpt 2 - Breakneck Hill Saint Etienne 1:38
  3. 3 Excerpt 3 - Heather Saint Etienne 2:00

Saint Etienne

Heavenly Recordings

Alternative and Indie

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