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New book ‘How We Used Saint Etienne To Live‘ will trace history of the indie-dance trio


A brand new guide known as How We Used Saint Etienne to Stay has been introduced, which is able to discover the historical past of the British indie-dance band and have all three members.

The guide, written by journalist and music author Ramzy Alwakeel – who wrote the 2016 guide Smile If You Dare: Politics and Pointy Hats with the Pet Store Boys – is out December 13, 2022, through Repeater Books.

It’ll function authentic interview with Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs and can present how the band “made music out of reminiscences, and the way we made reminiscences of them”.

You may pre-order the guide on the web site, and take a look at the duvet beneath

‘How We Used Saint Etienne to Stay’ (CREDIT: Repeater Books).

“Do you keep in mind how we used to reside?” the guide description reads. “British indie favourites Saint Etienne do. However additionally they keep in mind a load of different stuff that by no means occurred, so perhaps they aren’t the most effective folks to ask.

How We Used Saint Etienne to Stay is the story of that reciprocal course of, instructed within the unsuitable order however the proper time. It’s concerning the strategies we use to recollect, and what occurs when these strategies develop into outdated. It’s a story that entails tape splicing, city planning, Now compilations and Saint Etienne’s 1995 UK singles chart peak, ‘He’s On The Telephone’.”

That includes authentic interviews, the guide intends to point out Saint Etienne’s “minds at work as they make and manipulate historical past and nostalgia”.

“Anticipate to be proven the receipts. Anticipate selective recollections and shameless revisionism. Anticipate concrete info and flights of fancy. Don’t count on it to be instantly clear which is which.”

Saint Etienne’s final launch was the 2021 four-track EP 2021 ‘Her Winter Coat’, which included a Christmas single of the identical identify.



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