Wildcard (week 33):
Saint Etienne – Dive

Two months after the release of their album Home Countries and just weeks after the single Heather, Saint Etienne release the Dive EP. The title track is presented in the so called ‘3:35 Edit’, making it an easy guess what its running time is.

Dive is a fun combination of samba rhythms, horn arrangements, lush orchestrations and influences from disco and funk, which make it sound like one of those exotica (or ‘easy tune’) songs that came back into fashion halfway the nineties of the last century. At least, they did in the Netherlands… Brilliant track!

Singer Sarah Cracknell has this to say about it: “I started writing Dive with Carwyn Ellis in early 2016. We’d worked on my solo album together and were on a bit of a roll. I love the final result, it reminds me of care free summer days growing up in Home Counties Windsor fooling around on the Thames.”

Saint Etienne’s Dive features prominently on Carte Blanche Music this week, as it’s the new Wildcard! (you can find all of them in the Wildcards 2017 playlist).

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Music industry watcher and journalist. Worked at a cd club, a record store chain and was editor in chief of an entertainment trade magazine. Has been in the radio business since 1987, producing and presenting shows. Was music director of several stations. Also, he developed the European Border Breakers Charts.

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