Preview: Saint Etienne @ SWX

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Following their tradition of touring at Christmas, Saint Etienne make a long-awaited return to Bristol on December 8th, with a gig at SWX. It’s been an exciting year for fans of the three-piece: this tour will be their second of the year in celebration of their new, critically acclaimed album, Home Counties.

Singles ‘Magpie Eyes’ and ‘Dive’ more than hold their own against the band’s biggest hits, but the entire 57 minutes of their gloriously robust concept album prove that 27 years in, Saint Etienne show no sign of stopping. Expect to hear this new material, alongside tracks from their intelligent, dance-driven back catalogue.

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