Saint Etienne News

The original Birdie is back!

January 25, 2012

Saint Etienne collaborators Debsey and Paul have dusted off their guitars and will be performing as Birdie for the first time in over ten years.

Along with original band member and former Etienne drummer Jon Chandler, they play at The Union Chapel in Islington, London this Saturday 21st January.

Also playing are The Wood-Be-Goods and David Tattersall. This is a lunchtime event starting at 12 midday and admission is free.

Felt: The Book

January 17, 2012

Bob has written the intro to a lavishly designed hard-back book telling the story of Felt through Lawrence’s words and stunningly reproduced photos from his personal archive.

It’s a limited edition of 1000 copies and comes from a new publishing company formed by three of our favourite designers (Fabrice Couillerot, Paul Kelly and Lora Findlay) and
can only be pre-ordered here

And on Feb 3rd there’s a book launch at Rough Trade East with a Q&A with Lawrence,
Gary Ainge, Martin Duffy & Phil King – with Paul Kelly showing clips from
Lawrence of Begravia

Heavenly Films

Heavenly Films

January 10, 2012

Heavenly Films has a new beautifully designed (natch) website where you can see clips of past projects, learn about our new work in progress ‘LDN and even snap up one of the last remaining ‘Lawrence of Belgravia’ posters and on Fri 10th Feb there will be a special screening of Finisterre and What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? at the Museum of London, Docklands more deets here:

The Best Of Tunes, The 100 Best Of Tunes

The Best of Times, the 100 Best of Times

December 12, 2011

Possibly the worst pseudo-Dickensian play on words but hey it’s December and nearly Chrisssstmaassss (in cod Holder voice), and what an amazing night we had on Sunday playing Our 100 Best Tunes. Thank you to all who made it, and those that followed the live updates on twitter (from as far afield as Chile).

There’s some incred “views” of the night’s action through the lens of the venerable
Paul Kelly click here

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Greetings Pop Pickers

December 1, 2011

Saint Etienne are prematurely full of festive cheer, organising this year’s Christmas party.

It’s called OUR HUNDRED BEST TUNES and that’s exactly
what you’ll get. The three of us will be playing our absolute
favourite records, in order starting at no.100.

The date is Sunday December 11th and the place is the tinsel-laden
Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, London E2.  It will be hosted by
Welsh party princesses the Vinyl Vendettas who came up with the natty

Yes, there will be scorecards, AND a small Xmas gift.

The party starts at 5pm and finishes at 11.15pm. Tickets are priced at
just £10 and can be purchased here  from noon
this Wednesday 23rd  November.

Looking forward to seeing you!

love Bob Pete and Sarah xx

Upcoming Saint Etienne Gigs and Free download

Upcoming Saint Etienne Gigs and Free download

July 27, 2011

Ahoi Pop! Our first Austrian Gig! We’re playing a non Halloween themed set on 31st October at the Posthof,Linz

South Pop Festival – Isla Cristina – Spain, September 10th
If you fancy some late summer sun, sand and Saint Et – this could be the one for you. Bob DJed there last year and came back with glowing reports (must have caught the sun arf arf)

Apple Cart Festival in Victoria Park – London,  August 7th
This is shaping up to be a lovely day/evening with the likes of The Magic Numbers, Chilly Gonzales, Steve Mason, Soul II Soul and then us bringing the proceedings to a rioutous close. There’s magic, comedy and DJ action from such luminaries as Sean Rowley and Kevin Rowland and the mooted resurrection of Pete (Wiggs) and Johnno’s Erection Section. For tickets and info have a look here it finishes at 10 and under 14s are free!

Free Download
We did a remix of  “An Old Photo Of Your New Lover” for LA’s The One AM Radio and turned it into a duet with Sarah, which they are very kindly letting you download for free.
“An Old Photo Of Your New Lover” – remixed by Saint Etienne

Camden Crawl - Sonic Film with Saint Etienne

Camden Crawl – Sonic Film with Saint Etienne

April 10, 2011

Prior to our gig at Koko on the 30th April, Bob has curated this special event in conjuction with the Camden Crawl and the East London Film Festival, its round the corner at The Forge on Delancey Street and runs from 1.45 to 6pm here’s what’s happening:

1.00pm Introduction by Bob Stanley

2.00pm  Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin About Him)?
Fearture film – 116mins
3.55pm The History of Apple Pie (LIVE)

4.25 pm Don’t Knock the Rock
Introduced by Bob Stanley – 30 mins

5.00pm Team Ghost (LIVE)

5.30pm I.T. (Happy Mondays)
Introduced by Bob Stanley, short film 23 mins

for more info and tickets :
Sonic Film with Saint Etienne

Record Store Day and Scandinavian Live Dates

Record Store Day and Scandinavian Live Dates

March 1, 2011

You may be vaguely aware that both Bob and Pete are vinyl junkies and are rarely to be seen without a small 7″ shaped box when they are on dj’ing duties. It made incredibly good sense that, for 2011 Record Store Day, we should release some of the St Et singles that didn’t come out on 7″ the first time round. So…

  • We’re releasing a limited edition (1500 copies only) box set of 7″ singles, for record store day, on Saturday April 16th.
  • The box set will be the first of two (the second one to come out next year) that will include six 7″ singles – each one a Saint Etienne single not previously released on our fave format. Some (Lose That Girl and Shower Scene) are singles we wanted to release that for one reason or another never came out in the UK.
  • Each single caries the original artwork as it would have appeared at the time of issue.
  • Many of the B-side tracks are appearing on vinyl for the first time.
  • Box One contains:
    • Avenue c/w Stranger In Paradise
    • He’s On The Phone c/w How I Learned To Love The Bomb
    • Lose That Girl c/w Swim Swan Swim
    • How We Used To Live Pt 1 c/w How We Used To Live Pt 2
    • Boy Is Crying c/w Northwestern
    • Shower Scene c/w Aqualad

The box, we’d like to think, is quite beautiful, designed – as is the insert – by Paul Kelly. And the pressing quality is top notch – mastering by the redoubtable Guy Davie.

Saint Etienne

In other news…

Having had fun in Singapore we’ve decided to book up a few more live dates; this time were heading off to Scandinavia for a short trip that takes in:

Stockholm – Strand – Friday 20th May –
Malmo – Babel – Saturday 21st May –
Helsinki – Korjaamo – Sunday 22nd –

And don’t forget we’re playing in London at KoKo on Saturday 30th April too!

Now we’ve filled your diary and emptied your wallet, back we go into the studio. We’ll be playing a handful of new songs at KoKo and in Scandinavia so you can keep tabs on our progress.

See you soon,

Sarah Bob and Pete xxx