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Lipslide

October 17, 2012

Hello, Sarah here! In 1996, I started to write and record the solo album I’d always dreamed of – Coastal Town was written way back in 1987! – and with the band on a ’4 year hiatus’ between Tiger Bay and Good Humor it was an ideal time.

It meant a lot to me making Lipslide. It gave me more confidence as a writer. I still get letters and emails from Saint Etienne fans who love the record – that means a lot. I changed the running order and cover on the US release of the album in 2000 which I guess signalled that I hadn’t been completely happy with the original album that came out. Revisiting it now, I feel I can put the baby to bed.

I’ve dug through tons of old demo’s and unreleased material to put together a bonus disc that I’m really pleased with. It includes an unreleased recording that I love, a collaboration with Shack on a song called Miles Apart. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Lipslide Deluxe Editionclick here

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Casino Classics

Place your bets, the ball’s on the wheel and wherever it lands you’re going to win!

Casino Classics is sweet sixteen and we’ve brought our remix compilation up to date.

Back in ’96 we released a compilation of remixes we had commissioned for our first three albums. People say that we are always quick to acknowledge and embrace ‘the dancefloor’and looking back over the remixers we have worked with, Andrew Weatherall, The Chemical Brothers, Richard X, Masters At Work, Underworld, Paul Van Dyk and Aphex Twin amongst others, they have a point!

We’ve now gathered together as many of our favourite mixes that will fit onto 4 CD’s – from Foxbase Alpha right up until London Conversations – and packaged them into a beautiful DVD sized hardback book. The 4 disc set also gives you access to download a further 10 mixes that we just couldn’t squeeze in.

For those of you on a more focussed trip, there’s a cream-of-the-crop 2CD set available too.

So get your best dancing shoes and pay homage to art of the remix with our best known songs transformed into ‘floor-fillers’ and ‘club classics’.

Casino Classics – 4CD Limited Edition
Casino Classics – 2CD Deluxe Edition

North America Tour 2012

Wiggs Over America – North America Tour 2012

September 11, 2012

After being kept loosely under wraps for umpteen weeks, we are finally able to bring you news of our long awaited tour of the USA (and a bit of Canada) this “Fall”, which kicks off in Toronto on October 24th and winds snakelike across North America ending up in a gracefully crumpled heap in Los Angeles on November 3rd.

We haven’t been Stateside for 5 years or so – too long, and we’re itching to bring you our party friendly set – featuring lots of “Words and Music…” interspersed with a liberal assortment of yer classics. And there’ll be support from some of our current fave bands and DJs, a different ‘act’ every night (details on who and where soon)
…a veritable Pandemonium Shadow Show.

Saint Etienne 2012 US tour
October

Wed 24 Toronto ON – The Opera House
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Thur 25 Washington DC – U Street Music Hall
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Fri 26 New York NY – Webster Hall
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Sat 27 Boston MA – Paradise
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Mon 29 Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall
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Wed 31 Portland OR – Wonder Ballroom
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November
Thurs 1 Seattle WA – The Showbox
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Fri 2 San Francisco CA – The Fillmore
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Sat 3 Los Angeles CA – Fonda Theatre
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Saint Etienne Scritti Politti Tour 2012

On The Road Again

August 28, 2012

We’re doing a few more shows in the UK again just before Christmas, stopping off at five cities we didn’t get a chance to visit in May.

We’re also pleased to announce some VERY special guests in the form of Scritti Politti – proper heroes of ours – who will be opening up for us every night.

The dates in full are:
December 2012
Mon 10 York Fibbers – tickets
Tue 11 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms – tickets
Wed 10 Manchester Ritz – tickets
Thu 13 Brighton Concorde2 – tickets
Fri 14 London Shepherds Bush Empire – tickets

Tickets are on sale now but selling fast, please be quick to avoid disappointment.

Also, rather excitingly, we’ll be playing our first American shows in six years this October and November. We will have full details of those very soon so keep your eyes peeled.

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East London Before The Olympics

August 6, 2012

Heavenly Films are pleased to announce the DVD release of What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day?, Paul Kelly and Saint Etienne’s classic depiction of London’s lower Lea Valley before it was redeveloped to become the Olympic Park.

After their 2003 feature debut ‘Finisterre’ Paul and the band were commissioned by the Barbican in 2005 to direct a creative documentary with a live soundtrack. The film beautifully captures the east London site – its winding overgrown canals, and derelict warehouses – before the developers and bulldozers moved in, before the birthplace of plastic and petrol was changed forever.

Released as a limited edition of 1500 copies …Mervyn Day is presented as a double disc set which includes a DVD of the film itself plus a CD of the original soundtrack composed and performed by Saint Etienne. Also included is a lavish 16 page booklet with stills from the film and an essay about it’s making by Bob Stanley.

…Mervyn Day goes on sale today – from 5pm 6th August 2012 – and can purchased direct from the Heavenly Films shop here.
Priced at £16.99 (including shipping) for UK buyers and £18.99 (including shipping) for all overseas buyers.

Heavenly Films Official Site

I've Got Your Music Video

I’ve Got Your Music – the video!

July 13, 2012

Hi everyone

We’ve sifted, sorted and selected the clips you submitted for our video of I’ve Got Your Music – it took a bit longer than we thought!

Thank you to everyone who made the effort to send a clip in and we’re sorry we couldn’t cram you all in. You all look terrific with a great selection of records – it was difficult to choose between them.

The final video is here so see if you made the final cut.

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Seven Summers

June 21, 2012

Seven Summers

 

The latest film collaboration between Saint Etienne and director Paul Kelly premieres at the Barbican Cinema on Tuesday 26th June

In the summer of 2005 director Paul Kelly and Saint Etienne spent a month filming the pre-Olympic Lower Lea Valley, around Stratford and Hackney Wick, for the the drama-documentary ‘What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day’. ‘Seven Summers’ is a short (10 minute) film which revisits the area in 2012 to investigate how wholesale redevelopment has affected local residents and the skyline of East London. Using previously unseen footage of the industrial wasteland on which the Olympic park has been built, as well as new footage of a complex landscape, ‘Seven Summers’ finds an area seemingly caught in a constant state of flux.

Commissioned by and screened as part of Create Arts Festival, the film can be seen for the first time at the Barbican – Cinema One – at 7pm on 26th June. Their will be a Q&A with Bob Stanley and Paul Kelly after the screening.

A limited number of tickets are available here:

Saint Etienne Guardian Session

See our exclusive Guardian session

June 14, 2012

Sarah and Debsey swung by the Guardian’s office recently to record an exclusive session.

Watch their beautiful rendition of Jan Leeming, an unreleased track from the Words and Music by… sessions here or below.

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