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This Music Made Me: Saint Etienne

by musicOMH

In the five years since 2012’s Words And Music, where they deconstructed the experience of being a pop fan through the medium of brilliant, sparkling…



Preview: London Festivals 2017


Festival season is upon us again, and, if you’re willing to pack a tent and do a bit of travelling, the choice in 2017 is as...

Spotlight: U2 – The Joshua Tree


For more recent generations, it’s difficult to view Irish megastars U2 as anything other than annoying. From arrogantly gatecrashing Apple users’ iTunes accounts with their...

Interview: Jane Weaver


Jane Weaver’s story is unlike many others’. Her Britpop band Kill Laura were signed to Rob Gretton’s label Manchester Records when they were teenagers, releasing...

This Music Made Me: The Hidden Cameras


The Hidden Cameras‘ recent album Home On Native Land, written over the course of a decade, found lynchpin Joel Gibb joining forces with a star-studded...

This Music Made Me: Ásgeir


Three years ago, Icelander Ásgeir,’s album Dýrð í dauðaþögn became the fastest selling debut in his homeland ever, edging out the first offerings by Sigur...

This Music Made Me: Blanck Mass


As half of Fuck Buttons, Benjamin John Power provided material for the soundtrack to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. His solo work as...

Track-By-Track: Depeche Mode – Spirit


Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher return this spring with Depeche Mode‘s 14th album and second for Columbia, Spirit. Four years on from the...

Interview: Rick Wakeman


Pianoman Rick Wakeman on what he’d say to Donald Trump, working with David Bowie, the mysterious excuses of train companies, and his new album Piano...

This Music Made Me: Austra


Katie Stelmanis’s third album as Austra, Future Politics, is arguably her most fully realised yet. Full of pop anthems carried by their creator’s striking, powerful...

Interview: Erasure’s Vince Clarke


What do you get a band for their 30th birthday? Mute Records have the answer, for they have been showering Andy Bell and Vince Clarke...

This Music Made Me: Erasure’s Vince Clarke


Christmas has come early for Erasure fans, in the form of the 13-disc box set From Moscow To Mars, an anthology of the band’s work...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2016


It’s December already, and that month brings with it the inevitability of listageddon. Accordingly, herewith be musicOMH’s Top 50 albums of 2016, as arrived at...

This Music Made Me: Vitalic


Pascal Arbez-Nicolas, known to clubbers across the world as Vitalic, releases his fourth album Voyager in the new year. The man whose ‘disco-poilue’ arguably signposted...

Interview: Marius Neset


Even after years of practice and a determinedly perfectionist work ethic, saxophonist and composer Marius Neset clearly still identifies an inherent degree of danger in...

Preview: London Jazz Festival 2016


The 2016 London Jazz Festival kicked off this weekend and runs until Sunday 20 November at a range of venues around London. Here are musicOMH’s...

This Music Made Me: Douglas Dare


  Douglas Dare‘s second album Aforger, the follow-up to Whelm, questions the boundaries between reality and fiction. Inspired by recent events and revelations encountered in...

This Music Made Me: Empire Of The Sun


Empire Of The Sun, the now 10-year-old, self-styled “post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure” comprised of The Sleepy Jackson‘s Luke Steele and Pnau‘s Nick Littlemore, release their third...

Interview: Yello


Septuagenarians definitely have more fun. Just ask Dieter Meier, one half of perennial electronic duo Yello, who – believe it or not – are back...

This Music Made Me: Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis


Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis met in Africa. Joan Wasser was in Ethiopia at the invitation of Damon Albarn‘s Africa Express, while...

Preview: Music Movies at BFI London Film Festival 2016


The 60th London Film Festival opens this week with 245 features and 144 shorts screened in venues across the capital over 12 days. As always,...