This new film about Oasis’s glory years is rousing, heart-rending and really f**king funny
St. Etienne : London ICA
Saint Etienne remain brilliantly, artfully, detached
Such experiments are seldom subtle. Just as ancient rockers Pink Floyd used to perform 'Money' against footage of cash registers, pounding analogue synth monster 'New Thing' is illustrated by cranes and building sites (new things, see?). Most of the films attempt to show the capital in a stark, unforgiving light. This is the London of kickabouts by burnt out scooters, boarded up pubs and derelict suburbia. Best of all is 'Shower Scene', which depicts people scuttling about the city in driving rain for three minutes before a delightful acoustic guitar breakdown soundtracks rainbows peeking from behind the office blocks.
In this context, death disco opus 'Like A Motorway' makes an obvious and welcome encore. Resisting the temptation to camp it up with the rest of them this year, Saint Etienne remain brilliantly, artfully, detached.
Delving into the murk and noise of their past, the Boston veterans’ second post-reunion album is a superlative indie rock collection
Two kings of the indie dancefloor unite for a warm, timeless take on 20th century pop and rock
This unruly second album delivers a sucker punch to anyone who had the Kent duo down as a novelty act
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