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Finisterre - released 7th October 2002.
Finisterre is Saint Etienne's sixth or fifteenth album, depending on whose shirt you wear - with this group it's all in the details. So depending on which way you turn Finisterre's kaleidoscope you can detect an affinity with Guy Fawkes or Guy Stevens, Guy Debord or Guy Pearce. This revolution is defiantly anti-macho (Soft Like Me) and anti-careerist (Amateur), definitely terpsichorean (Shower Scene) and modernist (the title track).
They have chosen their co-conspirators carefully; Doves' guitarist Jez Williams, actor Michael Jayston who provides the narrative, Mark Perry - punk's greatest hero who writes the sleevenote. And there's a film of the same name in the works, excerpts of which were seen at the ICA and the Edinburgh Film Festival in August.
Saint Etienne remain amateurs in the true Latin sense.
The answer may be in the title: you could translate it as "Land's End", or "The End Of The World."
St Etienne tour the UK in October:
October 4 Cotier Theatre Glasgow