We’ve Been Trying To Tell You……

July 26, 2021

Summer’s here and the time is right to tell you a heck of a lot of news!

First up, we’ve made a new album called I’ve Been Trying To Tell You that will be released on September 10th. It was recorded at Pete’s Needham Sound studio and with Gurgles hero Gus Bousfield in Bradford. We’re very proud of it. People who have heard the record have used words like “reverie” and “dreamlike”. You may have heard snippets via Instagram and twitter. 

Bob: “To me it’s about optimism, and the nineties, and how memory is an unreliable narrator. Pete and Gus have done a properly amazing production job. I think it sounds gorgeous.” 

Sarah: “It’s the first sample driven album we’ve made since So Tough and it’s been a really refreshing experience, such fun! It’s both dreamy and atmospheric, late summer sounds.”

Pete: “We’ve really pulled apart and dived deep into the samples;  the concept and each of our interpretations of it have made this a very special sounding album, we hope you think so too.”

One of our favourite photographers Alasdair McLellan has made a film to accompany the album as well as doing all the stills photography for the record itself.  It’s beautiful – he’s an amazing director and you’ve probably seen some of his Marc Jacobs ads. The film will premiere at NFT1 on the Southbank on 3rd September. Tickets go on sale to BFI members on Tuesday 3rd August and the general public on the Thursday 5th August here.  News of more screenings around the UK and internationally very soon.

The premiere will be accompanied by a whole weekend of The Films Of Saint Etienne – from Finisterre to Holderness and all points in between – on the Southbank between the 3rd and 5th of August. Most screenings will be accompanied by Q&As with us lot, and details of all seven films and a selection of shorts can be found here.

The album itself with be available on both black and limited clear vinyl editions as well as a single disc CD and a limited double disc CD/DVD edition which includes both the album and the film ….you can pre-order certain formats from our brand new, super streamlined music shop here.

We’re also thrilled that Rough Trade have made I’ve Been Trying To Tell You their album of the month for September and will offer an exclusive sky blue vinyl edition with a three track remix CD with mixes by Daniel Avery, Jane Weaver and Vince Clarke here.

There’s also talk of a Heavenly edition with free flexidisc – please check their bandcamp shop here for more details – and as if all that wasn’t enough….. 

…..if you like your albums ‘super deluxe’ we will be bringing you news of a limited edition box set with signed prints, film poster, DVD, exclusive 10″ vinyl and 12″ album very soon.

Last but not least we’ll be taking this show on the road around the UK in November and we’d love to see you at one of the following dates…

18      Glasgow St Lukes
19      Sunderland to be announced
20      London Alexandra Palace Theatre

23      Bristol Trinity
24      Birmingham Institute
25      Saltaire Victoria Hall
26      Liverpool Grand Central Hall
27      Hove Old Market

See the events listings for full details and ticket links.

Lots of exciting news that we’ve been …..trying…..dying…. to tell you.

Lots of love
Bob, Pete and Sarah xxx

Nov 11: Philharmonie de Paris

November 11, 2019

We’re delighted to announce that we will be special guests for Etienne Daho at his show at la Philharmonie in Paris on November 11th. We met Etienne 25 years ago at a show of ours in Paris and before long were collaborating on the Reserection EP and ‘He’s On The Phone’ single. It’s long been a dream to play a show together and we’re looking forward to being back in Paris.

You can get your tickets here

SSaint Etienne support Etienne Daho in Paris

Saint Etienne support Etienne Daho in Paris

May 22: London Barbican

May 22, 2019

Tiger Bay at The Barbican
With the London Contemporary Orchestra
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 7.30pm

We’re really excited to announce news of this special show in London in May.
It’s the first time we’ve performed with a full orchestra and something we’ve wanted to do since releasing Tiger Bay 25 years ago.

Tickets go on sale to Barbican members from 10am on Thursday 31st January and to non members the following morning, Friday 1st February – click here for tickets.

Saint Etienne play Tiger Bay at The Barbican

Saint Etienne play Tiger Bay at The Barbican

Saint Etienne celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tiger Bay

Tiger Bay – 25th anniversary UK shows

April 29, 2019

Following on from the band’s sold out performance at the Barbican Centre with the London Contemporary Orchestra in May, Saint Etienne will play four shows in October accompanied by a stripped back, 5 piece string section.

The dates are as follows and tickets are on sale now.
Wednesday 16th: Coventry – Warwick Arts Centre
Tickets – click here

Thursday 17th – Liverpool – Everyman
Tickets – click here

Friday 18th: Gateshead – Sage
Tickets – click here

Saturday 18th: Edinburgh – Queens Hall
Tickets – click here

Tiger Bay is regarded by many as their finest album. Released in 1994, it was a groundbreaking blend of electronica with traditional folk melodies, which included the singles Pale Movie, Like A Motorway and Hug My Soul. It was arranged and conducted by the late David Whitaker, who had worked with Serge Gainsbourg, Marianne Faithfull and Lee Hazlewood.

The Tiger Bay album will be followed by a set of hits and fan favourites also featuring orchestration.

Saint Etienne as you’ve never heard them before – not to be missed!!

Oct 14: London British Library – SOLD OUT

October 14, 2018

Saint Etienne celebrate 20 years of ‘Good Humor’ with two special shows at The British Library on the Euston Road in London.

The band will perform their 1998 album ‘Good Humor’ in it’s entirety followed by a set of hits, misses, fan favourites and a new song or two.
Lawrence (Felt, Denim, Go Kart Mozart) is special guest DJ for the evening.
Doors 7.00pm
Saint Etienne on stage at 8.00pm-9.30pm
Curfew at 10.00pm.

Click here for tickets

Saint Etienne celebrate 20 years of 'Good Humor'

Saint Etienne celebrate 20 years of 'Good Humor'