Saint Etienne News


London Postponed – Rescheduled Date Announced

May 28, 2012

It is with great regret that we’ve made a decision to postpone Saint Etienne’s London Palladium show tonight – Monday 28th May.
The show is rescheduled for Monday 25th June and all tickets for tonight’s show will be valid for the new date.

Sarah has had a throat infection since the start of the UK tour last Tuesday and despite turning in some outstanding performances this week her condition has worsened to the point where she’s finding it tough to sing. We’re hopeful she’ll be well soon, but felt it best to move the show tonight.

Sarah said (in croaky voice) this morning – “I’d really like to thank all the amazing fans who have supported me throughout the tour so far, singing along and willing me along! It’s been absolutely amazing, thankyou so much. I’m looking forward to getting my voice back and seeing everyone in London on the 25th June.”

We’re sorry to spring the news on you so last minute.
With a little luck Sarah will be back on fighting form very soon.

Words And Music by Saint Etienne

Our New Album Is Out Now!

May 21, 2012

Our new album Words and Music by Saint Etienne is out now on CD, 2CD Deluxe Edition and LP.

Here’s what some people have been saying about it.
The Times 4/5
Guardian – dizzy with the joy of pop – 4/5
NME – this record is the soundtrack to your life – 8/10
Metro – a love letter to pop culture, signed off with felt tip kisses
Uncut – a beautifully executed love letter to the eternal pop rush – 8/10
GT – there is a solid gold pop heart beating at the centre of this long player Independent – a masterclass of pop theory and practice of perfect harmony

You can order it here…
CDAmazon | HMV | Play | iTunes
2CD Deluxe Edition
Amazon | HMV | Play | iTunes
Amazon | HMV

Signing Instore

How do you spell that? Instore Signings

May 17, 2012

Hi everyone

As you know we’re off on our tour from Monday and we will be stopping off at some of our favourite local record shops along the way.  We will be signing our new record at the following shops:

Tuesday 22nd May – Sheffield, Record Collector – 3.00pm

Wednesday 23rd May – Glasgow, Monorail – 6.00pm

Friday 25th May – Cardiff, Spillers – 4.00pm

Saturday 26th May – Leamington, Head Records – 2.00pm

Looking forward to seeing you!

The Hangover Lounge Flyer

Album Playback and Q&A

May 16, 2012

On Sunday May the 20th we’ll be premiering our new album Words and Music by Saint Etienne. The folks who run the Hangover Lounge have kindly invited us to throw a playback party at the Lexington on Pentonville Road.

From 2pm onwards you’ll get to hear the album in full, there will be a Q&A, and then Bob and Pete will be DJing.

Ask your trickiest questions while munching on your sunday roast.

Admission is free!

The Lexington is at 96-98 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB.
The Hangover Lounge happens every Sunday at the Lexington playing soothing come down songs to the hurting of head.


Announcing Very Special Guests

April 19, 2012

We are proud to announce some very special guests on our upcoming UK tour in May.

Tuesday 22nd – Sheffield, Leadmill – Stereo Venus – Tickets here
Wednesday 23rd – Glasgow, Oran Mor – Lightships – Tickets here
Thursday 24th – Liverpool, Kazemier - Edgar Jones – Tickets here
Friday 25th – Cardiff, Gate Theatre – Colorama – Tickets here
Saturday 26th – Leamington, Assembly Rooms – Stereo Venus – Tickets here
Monday 28th – London, Palladium – Summer Camp and 2 Bears DJ set – Tickets here

Our first show will see us going as faraway as the Jakarta Playground Festival on the 5th May but the tour warmup show will be at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast on the 10th May.


Bob, Pete and Sarah xx


Bob live on 6 Music’s Round Table

March 9, 2012

Bob made a special appearance on 6Music’s Round Table yesterday.

It’s available on the iPlayer until the 15th March so hurry up and check it out and have a listen here