One day in a record store (remember those?) I bought this CD (remember those too?) on impulse. The CD was Foxbase Alpha by this band named Saint Etienne. I had never heard of them, my friend had never heard of them, and since then, nobody I know of has heard of them. I must take it on faith they're at somewhat popular somewhere as they keep cranking out music. I don't tell many people about Saint Etienne. I prefer to keep them my secret, imagining they churn out songs solely for me. And I wouldn't be surprised if they did either because Saint Etienne shares an uncanny number of similarities with another of my faves, Blondie. Saint Etienne's music is frequently subtle and very well-crafted. They put work into their songs and they don't sound like dance or ambient or pop even though they have songs in various genres. Now, confining this to musical groups who at least have managed a recording contract, not your high school garage thing, what band would you like to share with people here? You can only pick one and please try to link a video or sound file so we can hear it. Just remember, it has to be a band you think most people have never heard of and please do try to pick a song that you think best represents the band's style. Since it's my thread :tongue:, I'm going first. Here is Saint Etienne performing Like A Motorway.