Seven SummersJune 21, 2012
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:
See our exclusive Guardian sessionJune 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.
Our new singleJune 7, 2012
We can confirm that the new single I’ve Got Your Music will be released on 25th June 2012 on 7″, 12″ and digital download EP.
The 12″ and digital EP come with remixes by the amazing Golden Filter and Leo Zero plus the previously unreleased Dominion Tiles, while the 7″ is backed by Lullaby, an unreleased demo recording from the Words and Music by… album .
The 12″ comes with an exclusive, large 20″ x 30″ poster for the What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? film. This is the second in the set of three – the first, in the Tonight 12″, featuring a poster from Finisterre.
As with our Tonight single, the physical formats are strictly limited to 1,000 copies worldwide each and come in a sleeve designed by Paul Kelly. They will be on sale from Monday 11th June 2012 at 4pm here:
12″ vinyl with poster
London Postponed – Rescheduled Date AnnouncedMay 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.
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.
Attitude – 5/5
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…
CD – Amazon | HMV | Play | iTunes
2CD Deluxe Edition – Amazon | HMV | Play | iTunes
LP – Amazon | HMV
How do you spell that? Instore SigningsMay 17, 2012
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!
Album Playback and Q&AMay 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 GuestsApril 19, 2012
LISTEN TO THE BAND
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