Saint Etienne News

We’ve Got Your Music

October 26, 2012


We can finally announce the CD release of WAMBSE in the USA which will ONLY be available at the upcoming U.S. shows

It’s a two disc set with the original album plus a Bonus disc of 10 tracks previously unreleased in the U.S. – 8 of which haven’t been released anywhere at all before. It’s bleeding good if you ask us.

The release is strictly limited to 2700 copies and we will have 300 for sale at each show on the upcoming tour at $20 each

CDs will be sold one per person prior to the band going on stage – after the shows any remaining stocks (from the 300) will be sold to anyone who wants them (including multiple copies per person)

Here’s the track listing and some artwork:

Disc One – Words and Music
1. Over The Border
2. I’ve Got Your Music
3. Heading For The Fair
4. Last Days Of Disco
5. Tonight
6. Answer Song
7. Record Doctor
8. Popular
9. Twenty Five Years
10. DJ
11. When I Was Seventeen
12. I Threw It All Away
13. Haunted Jukebox

Disc Two – More Words and Music
1. Solid Gold
2. Your Valentine
3. Jan Leeming
4. Racing Car
5. Landscape
6. Manhattan
7. You’re Not Alone
8. Just Friends
9. Fairground Rock and Roll
10. Lullaby

Kids In America

October 19, 2012

Well, kids at heart anyway. We are just about ready to board our private easy jet and head to North America. We’re very excited, we’ve got a rollicking set of songs for you and are really looking forward to the guest acts and DJs – as some great lyricist wrote one day: “We’re gonna have a party”

Here’s the schedule and our special guests for each night:

Wed 24 Toronto ON – The Opera House plus Snowblink
On sale now here.

Thur 25 Washington DC – U Street Music Hall plus Volta Burreau
On sale now here.

Fri 26 New York NY – Webster Hall plus Golden Filter plus DJ Paul Fernandez
On sale now here.

Sat 27 Boston MA – Paradise plus Freezepop
On sale now here.

Mon 29 Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall plus Houtakker
On sale now here.

Wed 31 Portland OR – Wonder Ballroom plus Kim Baxter
On sale now here.

Thurs 1 Seattle WA – The Showbox plus Rose Melberg + Beat Connection DJ set
On sale now here.

Fri 2 San Francisco CA – The Fillmore plus Sea Of Bees
On sale now here.

Sat 3 Los Angeles CA – Fonda Theatre plus Maria Del Pilar + Kisses DJ set
On sale now here.

The limited edition US version of Words And Music By Saint Etienne will be on sale at each gig, and we’re going to bring a few back with us for distribution to die hard fans around the world (not sure how many yet but we’ll keep you posted).

If you’ve not heard it yet, here’s our remix of El Perro del Mar’s Walk On By which you can download for nuffin right here.


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

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

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

Wed 24 Toronto ON – The Opera House
On sale now here
Thur 25 Washington DC – U Street Music Hall
On sale now here
Fri 26 New York NY – Webster Hall
On sale now here
Sat 27 Boston MA – Paradise
On sale now here
Mon 29 Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall
On sale now here
Wed 31 Portland OR – Wonder Ballroom
On sale now here

Thurs 1 Seattle WA – The Showbox
On sale now here
Fri 2 San Francisco CA – The Fillmore
On sale now here
Sat 3 Los Angeles CA – Fonda Theatre
On sale now here

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.

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 – 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.