Read All About It!!!! The Quietus...on our Barbican show... https://thequietus.com/articles/26530-saint-etienne-live-review
Finisterre screening with Pete and Sarah in Q&A 29th May - 7.30pm Join us this coming Wednesday 29th May at Regent Street Cinema in central London for a rare screening of Finisterre. Pete and Sarah will join directors Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans for a Q&A preceding the film. All proceeds from the screening will go towards the Save The Social fund and we will also be offering a limited number of signed 30 inch x 20 inch Finisterre posters to those who attend the film. The posters - priced just £15 - are signed by all three Saint Etienne members as well as directors Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans and again all proceeds will go to Save The Social. Tickets are available here but please be quick if this is of interest: https://bit.ly/2VC03aQ The Q&A will be preceded by an impossibly rare showing of one of our favourite BBC Arena documentaries 'Old Kent Road' (1985) directed by Mary Dickinson. Notorious as the cheapest square on the Monopoly board, the Old Kent Road can be traced back to Roman times when it formed part of Watling Street, which led from Dover to Londinium. In the middle ages it became a route of religious pilgrimage for those journeying to Canterbury to visit the tomb of the martyred Thomas Becket. Mary Dickinson’s classic study of this historic thoroughfare was shot for the BBC Arena series in 1985, and provides a charming portrait of a lost world of eccentric South London characters and their emporia, many then on the brink of being edged out by drive-in fast food joints and Thatcherite redevelopment schemes. We're lucky enough top have Mary along to join the Q&A too so this promises to be a VERY special evening. Start time is 7.30pm and both films are 60 mins each. We estimate finish time by 10.10pm for those who need to catch trains. See you down there!!! xx
Rare Finisterre screening with Saint Etienne Q&A A London Double Bill Wednesday 29th May - 7.30pm Plus Q&A with the directors and members of Saint Etienne Heavenly Films and BBC Arena team up to bring you two outstanding documentaries about London at Regent Street Cinema on May 29th. This program is a special Save The Social event and all proceeds will go towards The Social, Little Portland Street which has recently been under threat of closure due to rent hikes and developers. Tickets available here now: https://bit.ly/2VC03aQ Old Kent Road (1985) directed by Mary Dickinson for BBC Arena. Notorious as the cheapest square on the Monopoly board, the Old Kent Road can be traced back to Roman times when it formed part of Watling Street, which led from Dover to Londinium. In the middle ages it became a route of religious pilgrimage for those journeying to Canterbury to visit the tomb of the martyred Thomas Becket. Mary Dickinson’s classic study of this historic thoroughfare was shot for the BBC Arena series in 1985, and provides a charming portrait of a lost world of eccentric South London characters and their emporia, many then on the brink of being edged out by drive-in fast food joints and Thatcherite redevelopment schemes. The film will be followed by a Q&A with director Mary Dickinson hosted by Travis Elborough. Pete Wiggs and Sarah Cracknell from Saint Etienne will then join the Q&A with BAFTA award winning Finisterre director Kieran Evans. Finisterre (2003) directed by Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans with a soundtrack by Saint Etienne. Mapping a lived-in London of timeworn shops and cafés, derelict housing estates and long-since gentrified neighbourhoods, Finisterre, the first of much loved electro-pop trio Saint Etienne’s feature length collaborations with the acclaimed filmmaker Paul Kelly, offers a pitch-perfect homage to a city and its inhabitants. Copies of the poster illustrated here (signed by both directors and all three members of Saint Etienne) will be available to purchase at £15 each on the night with all proceeds going towards the Save The Social fund.
Saint Etienne Liverpool Everyman Thursday 17th October 2019 We're very pleased to confirm a Liverpool date for our Tiger Bay UK run in October. We've always wanted to play the Everyman and will be bringing our full 8 piece band play a 5 piece orchestra. Tickets go on sale at noon tomorrow - exclusively to those seeing this post. Phone bookings only are allowed from noon on 14th May by calling 0151 709 4776 and quoting the password EVERYMAN. Tickets go on sale to general public (those not seen g this post) from 22nd May via the overman website. Looking forward to seeing you!!! --- Saint Etienne's 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. This show follows the bands sold out performance at the Barbican Centre with the London Contemporary Orchestra in May and features a smaller, shipped back string section. 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 t be missed.
Tiger Bay - pre-orders We've been totally overwhelmed by the amount of pre-orders we've received for the Tiger Bay box set. We thought we would have enough Surrey North EPs to last until the 5th May but miss calculated just how popular this set would be. We have scraped together a small box of Surrey North's - the very last - and will offer those with the Box Set once again from around 7.30-8pm UK time tonight. As the early stock sold in the morning UK time we thought we should give our US fans a better chance of getting these. These will go quickly and once gone pre-orders will come without the Surrey EP. Best of luck!!! xxx
Box Of Delights The Tiger Bay Box Set is available to pre-order now: https://bit.ly/2GtDNWk All orders placed by May 5th will receive a free copy of the Surrey North EP.
Marble Lions A brand new version of Marble Lions taken from the 'Tapestry' CD album from the forthcoming Tiger Bay Box Set. Produced and mixed by Pete Wiggs from the original 1994 master tapes and quite beautiful. Available to pre-order from this Tuesday: https://bit.ly/2GtDNWk
Tiger Bay - Box Set presale with free CD starts this Tuesday To mark its 25th anniversary, Saint Etienne announce details of a limited edition box set of one of their most critically acclaimed albums Tiger Bay. The lovingly put together set will be released on Heavenly Recordings on Friday 17th May 2019 and is available to pre-oder from the bands webshop from this Tuesday 30th April..... https://saintetienne.greedbag.com The box set is sold via the bands webshop at a reduced rate of £50 (plus P&P) and all those who pre-oder by May 5th will receive a free copy of the 4 track 'Surrey North' EP previously only available to those who attended the 2018 Christmas parties in Saltaire and Brighton. At the heart of the set is ‘Tapestry' a 13 track CD album of previously unreleased ‘stripped-back’ versions and arrangements, taken from original master tapes produced and complied by Pete Wiggs. Tiger Bay as it’s never been heard before. Here's a full run down of what's included: • The original album remastered and cut onto two twelve inch 45rpm discs for higher fidelity, housed in an exclusive gatefold version of the original sleeve. • ‘Tiger Bay - Remains Of The Day’ an exclusive album that gathers together twelve rare ‘Tiger Bay’-era recordings all of which are appearing on vinyl for the first time. • An exclusive thirteen track CD entitled ‘Tapestry’. Brand new stripped back mixes taken from the original master tapes and woven into a beautiful sound collage. Tiger Bay as you’ve never heard it before. • A perfect bound 12” square, 28 page book featuring many unseen photographs and artefacts from the era, plus a new interview by Michael Hann with Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs and Sarah Cracknell about the making of the album. • A replica 24" x 12” Tiger Bay in-store poster • A replica Hug My Soul single release sticker • Exact reproductions of an original press release and biography. • A digital download code for all the music It's only Folktronica but we like it!! 5/5 Record Collector
Sound Of Water signed by Julian Opie.... We've decided to do our bit in helping raise money to save one of our favourite places in London - The Social. Artist Julian Opie has helped out to by signing three vinyl copies of the Sound Of Water sleeve he designed for us back in 2000. Bob, Pete and Sarah will also sign all three records on the back cover. Original Opie artworks are highly prized and this is the first and only time Julian has signed copies so they won't be cheap. They will be available from 4pm today (along with three unique Foxbase Alpha items) at the Save The Social crowdfunded page here: https://bit.ly/2HSn4yY We think they're a bargain and the money will be going to a fantastic cause.
Tiger Bay - SOLD OUT Barbican Centre, London - Wednesday May 22nd with the London Contemporary Orchestra A quick heads up to let you know that our 25th Anniversary show for Tiger Bay at The Barbican is almost sold out. Anyone wishing to attend this special one off concert with the London Contemporary Orchestra should grab tickets soon here: https://bit.ly/2MKcc68 Tiger Bay will be performed in full for the first ever and our 8 piece live band will be accompanied by 16 players from the LCO. Tiger Bay will be followed by a set of fan favourites as you've never heard them before. We're really excited about this one. Not to be missed!
Save The Social!! We’re really upset to hear the news that one of our favourite places in London, The Social on Little Portland Street is under threat. The Social holds a a special place in our hearts as we’ve played live there, DJ’d, drunk ourselves stupid, danced, talked and partied many nights away there. We’re keen to see that the Social keeps its doors open for another 20 years and hope you will join us in supporting their Crowdfunder: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-social Long live The Social!! Love, Bob, Pete and Sarah xxx
Record Store Day 7" Available on Saturday 13th April only We're proud to announce that we’re getting involved in @RSDUK 2019 and will be releasing a special 7" single featuring a previously unreleased recording 'Saturday Boy' from the Home Counties sessions plus 'You Don't Own Me'. The 7" is limited to just 500 copies and all shops participating should be carrying at least a couple of copies. Support your local record shop! For more info: www.recordstoreday.co.uk. #RSD19 https://recordstoreday.co.uk/releases/rsd-2019/saint-etienne/?fbclid=IwAR2snXQwoSeAH-EI80ScGA9wbOo1oeR0sP61OhA-qwVnRf2MtIdIrMcPwHs
Saint Etienne celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tiger Bay with a special one off performance accompanied by The London Contemporary Orchestra at The Barbican on the 22nd May last remaining tickets available here: https://bit.ly/2MKcc68
Tiger Bay with the London Contemporary Orchestra May 22nd ....ahead of Saint Etienne's 25th anniversary show at the Barbican, Bob Stanley talks to Ramzy Alwakeel about at the Islington Gazette - last remaining tickets available here: https://bit.ly/2MKcc68
Tiger Bay @ The Barbican 22nd May 2019 with the London Contemporary Orchestra "Saint Etienne's 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 group have never performed the album with a full orchestra before, and this 25th anniversary show with the London Contemorary orchestra will be their only performance this year." Tickets for this special evening go onsale to Barbican members from 10am on Thursday 31st January and non members the following morning 1st February here: https://bit.ly/2MKcc68 Please be quick as this is expected to sell out fast.
Asleep At The Wheels Of Steel? Well don't be! These beauties just arrived at the warehouse and are shipping with immediate effect in time for Christmas. They're almost sold out on pre-sale but if you're fast you might just bag a copy. Go on, treat yourself, it's Christmas......https://saintetienne.greedbag.com
Foxbase Beta - vinyl Finally Foxbase Beta is available on vinyl! This super limited edition of just 1000 copies went on sale a couple of hours ago and is selling fast. If you're interested in this one or it's companion fan club only release 'Asleep At The Wheels Of Steel' head to the Saint Etienne webshop now..... https://saintetienne.greedbag.com Both albums come with card inner sleeves and download inserts. You know these will sell out fast so don't delay!!
CHRISTMAS NEWS!! Fireworks Night and Halloween are out of the way, and it's not quite time to get the Charlie Brown Christmas Album out yet, but we plan ahead - it is time to start thinking about presents and parties. We've got two Christmas Parties planned, one in Saltaire, Yorkshire (Dec 6th), and the other in Brighton, Sussex (Dec 14th), in two of our favourite, wonderfully atmospheric social clubs. We'll be playing records that were in Christmas Top 40s, but not necessarily Christmas records... cunning, eh? Also we'll do our now-traditional raffle, with St Et rarities and egg nog up for grabs...plus everyone will get a special "prize" just for coming. Both nights start at 7 and finish at 11.30. Tickets are strictly limited to 130 for each party and go on sale this Friday at noon (UK time) here: Saltaire,Yorkshire Thursday December 6th Tickets here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/456023 Brighton, Sussex Friday December 14th Tickets here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/456095 We also have a couple of Fan Club vinyl editions coming out for Christmas too. First up is our 'Asleep At The Wheels Of Steel' collection, originally a fan club CD that came out in 2002. This includes the first soundtrack music we ever recorded, for an obscure Scottish film appropriately called Lost. Secondly there's Richard X's wonderful re-imagining of our debut album, 'Foxbase Beta'. Both have been beautifully mastered by Guy Davie, with Paul Kelly artwork. If you saw our previous fan club vinyl editions, you'll know how well turned out they are. Feel the quality! Both of these are limited editions of 1000 copies and come with inner sleeves and download cards. They will be available to pre order from next Wednesday 21st November: here - https://saintetienne.greedbag.com ...and will ship from December 3rd in time for Christmas delivery. Finally, if you fancy a copy of Bob's new book Sleevenotes, we will be offering copies of these via our webshop from 21st November as the fan club vinyl albums go onsale. It's all about influences and inspirations behind Saint Etienne songs - including yarns about recording Good Humor in Malmo, selling eggs and cheese with Pete in Surrey Street market, and (of course) the power of pop music. It also includes some snazzy photos. Yours for a mere £7.99 and the first 200 copies sold via the shop will be signed by Bob. It's all happening! love Sarah, Bob and Pete xxx
Lovers Unite We thought we should post details of a Saint Etienne fan gathering that's happening at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street in London on November 5th from 3pm. Saint Etienne Collectors Unite has been put together by Jamie Hernandez who has invited some Etienne related guests along for Q&A sessions as follows.... 4pm Gerard Johnson - Saint Etienne live band, sometime co-producer and co-writer. 5pm Noah Kelly - star of 'What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day' and co-writer of 'Underneath The Stars'. 6pm Lora Findlay & Fabrice Couillerot - the team who brought you the First Third photo book. Lora also created sleeve designs for Tales From Turnpike House, Boxette, Glimpse Of Stocking plus associated singles and EPs. 7pm Danny de Matos - The Lisbon Kid and co-writer of their Sarah Cracknell collaboration. 8pm Lisbon Kid - DJ set We should stress the Sarah, Bob and Pete will not be attending this even but have provided a package of rare and deleted items (pictured here) that will be raffled for those who attend.
Limited Edition Tee Shirts and tour CDs On sale from 5pm (UK time) today here: https://saintetienne.greedbag.com