‘Tonight’ is the first single from Saint Etienne’s forthcoming album, their first in seven years. Like the album it’s taken from, “Tonight” is all about the primal and atavistic pull that all good pop music exerts, about how the unadulterated thrill of a great band or gig can sometimes feel like a hotline straight to your heart.
In Bob Stanley’s own words, “‘Tonight’ is about the anticipation of going to see your favourite group. For some reason, I imagine this show is at the Forum in Kentish Town. The whole album is about the power of pop, how it affects and shapes your life”. Produced by Xenomania lynchpin Tim Powell (Girls Aloud, Kylie, Sugababes) and mixed by Richard X, it is so catchy it could get a dead man dancing. “People talk about the problem of landfill indie, but there’s so much landfill pop around at the moment – we’re trying to do something about it”. Consider this single Saint Etienne’s first strike back.