June 2002 and the doors to the Saint Etienne Disco open. The most extensive Saint Etienne Discography found on the web. Every item includes both picture and info if possible. All items are placed based on time period and catalog number. So if you don't see it at first please do look around. Its probably logically buried somewhere. We'd like to thank Saint Etienne and all the Saint Etienne Fans for making this site possible. Please feel free to contact us with info that is missing from this site and we will add it in. Please also contact us to challenge any of the information you find in this site. We want it to be as accurate as possible. Please contact josh with additions.

Site Index (scroll down to see news)

Saint Etienne Discography Sarah Cracknell Discography SE Operated Record Labels


Connected Photos Timelines/Concerts


Merchandise Links Acknowledgements

Click here to join the Saint Etienne Disco Facebook Group (Opened December 25th, 2016)


2017 News

November



November 15

Timelines/Concerts Update 1/3

Took a stab at updating the concert history in the disco from 1990-1999. This time period included the first Saint Etienne concerts, So Tough Tour, Tiger Bay Tour, and Good Humor Tour. Are the shows you went to there?

If you see something missing please feel free to connect with me to update. Always looking for scans/pictures of ticket stubs, setlists, posters, newspaper ads, etc. to add

Next up is 2000-2009

1990-1999


November 14

UK Supports Announced

"We're really pleased to announce that The Clientele, Orielles and The Fernweh will be joining us on selected dates on our Christmas Tour. Please see the poster here to see which bands play on which nights. We'll also have our good friends Kev and Linda (aka Recordsville 60's Social) warming up the dance floor with a selection of 45's in Holmfirth, Manchester and London. These shows are going to be a lot of fun and if you've not bought tickets yet now's your chance"

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An insider just announced that news of these two will be released later this week

Limited to just 1000 copies each they will be available via the Saint Etienne web shop for delivery before Christmas.

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Webshop


November 10

Back catalogue is being re-issued on vinyl (3/4)

Like ‘Foxbase Alpha’ which was re-issued last October these remastered editions come as exact replicas of the original albums complete with printed inner sleeves.

Sound Of Water and Finisterre were released today

These limited editions - like the recently re-issued Deluxe Edition CD’s - will be available from all good record shops and online retailers as well as the band's own webshop

Vinyl will be added shortly to the Disco

Webshop


November 9

Source: Twitter

Record Collector, #473, December 2017 article by Bob

This month's column is on kid bands whose skills belied their youth. Denmark beat group the Lollipops, for instance

Magazine Cover


November 8

Concert

Razzmataz, Barcelona, Spain

Home Counties Tour



November 7

Concert

Sala Butte, Madrid, Spain

Opener: None

Home Counties Tour

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Setlist


November 6

Concert

Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany

Opener: EmpireEscape

Home Counties Tour

Ticket

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Setlist

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Poster
Bob played a selection of fine records from 1946 and 1965 on @sohoradio from 2-4

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November 5

Concert

Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland

Opener: None

Home Counties Tour

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Setlist

Natural Selection - an evening with Grubby Mitts playing, plus Bob Stanley and Mira Calix DJing, Nov 5th at the Cecil Sharp House London

Poster


November 3

Back catalogue is being re-issued on vinyl (2/4)

Like ‘Foxbase Alpha’ which was re-issued last October these remastered editions come as exact replicas of the original albums complete with printed inner sleeves.

Continental and Good Humor were released today

These limited editions - like the recently re-issued Deluxe Edition CD’s - will be available from all good record shops and online retailers as well as the band's own webshop

Vinyl will be added shortly to the Disco

Webshop


November 2nd
Saint Etienne Remix Matt Berry's Night Terrors which will be included on Matt's new album "Night Terrors Nocturnal Excursions In Music" out on CD and LP on November 17th on the Acid Jazz Label

This item has been added to the Remixes section of the site. We will update it as we get more information.
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Remixes Section


November 1st
Two new compilations coming our way via a supermarket? Sainsbury's, in the UK, are about to release two limited edition compilation albums compiled by Bob in quantities of 1500 each. Compilations are titled Coming Into Los Angeles - A Taste Of West Coast; and Hi-Fidelity - A Taste of Stereo Sound. Released on November 3rd.

These items have been added to the CD Compiling and Liner Note Production By St Etienne section of the site. We will update it as we get more information.
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Compilation Section

October

October 31
Source: Facebook Page

Live At Sala Butte, Madrid, Spain
Tuesday 7th November

Live At Razzmataz, Barcelona, Spain
Wednesday 8th November
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Tickets Here Madrid

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Tickets Here Barcelona


October 30
Source: Facebook Page

Live At Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
Monday 6th November

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Tickets Here


October 29

Saint Etienne Operated Record labels (9/9)

This month the Disco continues to update the record labels operated by Saint Etienne section of the site. We finish off with Croydon Municipal: a label curated by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley that loves to root through boxes of old 45s and 78s, give them a quick wash, package them together, and make them available again at a nice affordable price. We think of it as a public service.

It's also intended as a way of curating the past, the early years of pop - almost everything is out there and available if you know which dusty rooms to look in, but you have to have the keys.

Croydon Municipal is an attempt to make sense of the analogue pop era in a digital world.

The labels releases are issued/distributed by the Cherry Red Records label

Croydon Municipal Records Section


October 28

Saint Etienne Operated Record labels (8/9)

This month the Disco continues to update the record labels operated by Saint Etienne section of the site. We continue with It Records: A label Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne used to help in an A and R kind of role for the label

Next up will be Croydon Municipal Records

It Records Section


October 27

Back catalogue is being re-issued on vinyl (1/4)

Like ‘Foxbase Alpha’ which was re-issued last October these remastered editions come as exact replicas of the original albums complete with printed inner sleeves.

So Tough and Tiger Bay were released today

These limited editions - like the recently re-issued Deluxe Edition CD’s - will be available from all good record shops and online retailers as well as the band's own webshop

Vinyl will be added shortly to the Disco

Webshop


October 25

Concert

Kagelbanen, Stockholm, Sweden

Opener: None

Home Counties Scandinavian Tour



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Setlist


October 24

Concert

Stora Teatren, Gothenburg, Sweden

Opener: None

Home Counties Scandinavian Tour

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Setlist


October 23

Concert

Pumphuset, Copenhagen, Denmark

Opener: DJ Søren Christensen

Home Counties Scandinavian Tour

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Setlist


October 19

Natural Selection - an evening with Grubby Mitts playing, plus Bob Stanley and Mira Calix DJing, Nov 5th at the Cecil Sharp House London

Poster


October 15

Saint Etienne Operated Record labels (7/9)

This month the Disco continues to update the record labels operated by Saint Etienne section of the site. We continue with ‘Emidisc’: A label headed by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs launched in 1996

Next up will be It Records

Emidisc Section


October 13

Saint Etienne Operated Record labels (6/9)

This month the Disco continues to update the record labels operated by Saint Etienne section of the site. We recently updated the Veston, Caff, Angeltown, Icerink, and Royal Mint sections of the site. We continue with ‘Eclipse’: A brand new old fashioned record label headed by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs launched in 2006

Next up will be Emidisc

Eclipse Section


October 10

Source: Twitter

Record Collector, #472, November 2017 article by Bob

This month's column is on Charlie Rich. How magical is this 45?

Magazine Cover


October 6

Concert

Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, USA

Opener: Shawn Lee

Home Counties US Tour

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Setlist


October 5

Concert

The Glasshouse, Pomona, USA

Opener: Shawn Lee

Home Counties US Tour

Ticket

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Setlist Placeholder


October 4

Concert

The Fillmore, San Francisco, USA

Opener: Shawn Lee

Home Counties US Tour

Ticket

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Setlist


October 3
Source: Twitter

One of RPM Records defining releases remains the Dream Babes series , the Brit Girl Sound collections which started in 1994 and ran until 2007 reaching volume 8. The scene for collecting such sounds has only grown bigger and more international since then. Now it is time for RPM’s concluding word on the subject of its own series with this 3CD box set.

The Booklet has a piece from Bob Stanley and his take on the scene, including working with some of the artists. It was Bob who, in 1994, came to RPM with the idea of a compilation which became Volume 1 – Am I Dreaming.

Released November 20, 2017.

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Source: Facebook Page

Live In Copenhagen
Monday 23rd October

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Tickets Here
Source: Twitter Page

Tim Burgess, Bob Stanley and Brix Smith team up for special Manchester book signing event

Dec 2, 2017

A special event for music fans will lift the lid on some of the UK's most celebrated bands - in an intimate Manchester venue. Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, St Etienne's Bob Stanley and ex-Fall member Brix Smith Start will talk writing, music and adventures in their respective bands at the Frog and Bucket on December 2. The Charlatans play Manchester Apollo that night - supported by Brix & The Extricated and St Etienne have a show at the Ritz the same night. All three will team up for the special daytime event at the Northern Quarter comedy club from 2pm, hosted by the M.E.N's CityLife editor Simon Binns.

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October 2

Concert

The Neptune Theatre, Seattle, USA

Opener: DJ

Home Counties US Tour

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Setlist

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Venue Picture
Saint Etienne Songs Covered By Other Artists Update

Just announced the release of a Bis Christmas single on 7 Inch/Digital on November 17th which will feature a cover of the Saint Etienne track I was Born on Christmas Day. In the spirit of this news, the Covers section of the website has been cleaned up and updated.

Covers Section


October 1
Collaborations 3/3 Update

In 2003 Bob Stanley was credited for his collaboration with King of Woolworths on the song Montparnasse. The collaboration section has been updated and is currently tracking 2 items for this Album

King Of Woolworths Section
Collaborations 2/3 Update

In 2000 Saint Etienne and Paul Van Dyk collaborated on the single Tell Me Why (The Riddle). The collaboration section has been updated and is currently tracking 20 items for this single

Tell Me Why (The Riddle) Section


September

September 30
Collaborations 1/3 Update

As we hit an intermission in the USA tour have finally significantly cleaned up the collaboration section of the website. I started with the great collaborations between Saint Etienne and Etienne Daho

Reserection Section

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Jungle Pulse Section


September 29

Concert

Park West, Chicago, USA

Opener: Xoe Wise

Home Counties US Tour

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Setlist

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Venue Picture 2

September 27

Concert

U Street Music Hall, Washington, USA

Opener: None

Home Counties US Tour

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Setlist


September 26

Concert

Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, USA

Opener: Annie Hart

Home Counties US Tour

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Setlist

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Venue Picture

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Home Counties Merchandise

US Tour Poster

These 18 x 24 inch beauties will be onsale from tonight at all the US shows this week and next. Signed by Bob, Pete and Sarah or unsigned.

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Merchandise (11 Items)


September 25

Concert

Bowery Ballroom, New York, USA

Opener: Pavo Pavo

Home Counties US Tour

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Setlist


September 24

Concert

Once Somerville, Boston, USA

Opener: None

Home Counties US Tour

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Setlist
Source: Internet

Live in Boston
Sunday 24th September

Poster
Source: Facebook Page

Live in Pomona
Thursday 5th October

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Tickets Here


September 23
Source: Facebook Page

Live At Fonda Theatre LA
Friday 6th October

"Help Me Fonda"

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Tickets Here


September 22
Source: Twitter Page

Interview with Bob Stanley by Phone from the UK
Bob chats with Sheila Burgel at Sophisticated Boom Boom in the USA about his record collecting habit, Saint Etienne's new album, Brexit, their upcoming US tour, and the current state of pop.

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Radio Show
Source: Facebook Page

Boston Herald Article
Saint Etienne revisits life in ‘Home Counties

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Article


September 20
Source: Facebook Page

Live in Washington
Wednesday 27th September

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Tickets Here


September 18
Source: Facebook Page

Live at Chicago Park West
Friday 29th September

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Tickets Here
Source: Facebook Page

Live In Seattle
Monday 2nd October

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Tickets Here


September 17
By this time most individuals who prepurchased the 2 CD set of Dive (sold out) will have likely received their copies. Dive has been added to the EP/Singles section of the site. Note the 12 Inch has not been issued yet and is scheduled to be shipping in October.

Dive Section
Source: Facebook Page

Live in Brooklyn
Tuesday 26th September

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Tickets Here
Source: Facebook Page

live at The Fillmore San Francisco
Wednesday 4th October

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Tickets Here


September 15
Source: Twitter Page

Asunder plus Q&A with director/co-producer Esther Johnson and writer/co-producer Bob Stanley, 15th September 2017, Shipley Film Society, Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, 19:30, free, donations welcome.

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September 14
"New Shows and Vinyl Re-issues "
Official Email From The Band

News


September 13
Source: Twitter

Record Collector, #471, October 2017 article by Bob

Includes Bob's column on the Billy Fury's Parlophone years

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September 11
Source: Twitter Page

The Creative Independent

Sarah Cracknell on how to be in the same band for 25 years and still enjoy it

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The Creative Independent


September 10
Saint Etienne's Greatest Hits/Compilations Section of this site is currently being updated (9/9).

London Conversations is a compilation album by Saint Etienne. It was released as a deluxe 2CD/DVD set (packaged in a hardback book), standard 2-CD set and on double 12" vinyl. It features the 2008 Xenomania Mix of "Burnt Out Car", the Richard X mix of "This Is Tomorrow" and "Method of Modern Love". The compilation features a selection of their regular A-sides on the first disc, while disc two includes various further A-sides, B-sides, non-singles and album tracks.

London Conversations Section


September 9
Saint Etienne's Greatest Hits/Compilations Section of this site is currently being updated (8/9).

Travel Edition is the band's first compilation released in the US, as previous collections Too Young to Die and Smash the System: Singles and More were released in Europe only.

As a sweetener to fans, the compilation features two new tracks: "Primrose Hill" and "Fascination." "Primrose Hill" is essentially a stripped-down instrumental version of the single "Soft Like Me." The collection also features the rarely heard edit of "Avenue."

Travel Edition Section


September 8
Saint Etienne's Greatest Hits/Compilations Section of this site is currently being updated (7/9).

Smash The System is a compilation that samples music from most of their releases spanning the years from 1990 to 1999. Most tracks are featured in their single or edit versions with the exception of 'Join Our Club' which is a new mix as the original sounded too 'muddy'

Smash The System Section


September 6
Source: Saint Etienne Disco Facebook Page

An Insider posts this picture of a test pressing of a future release. Can you guess what it is?

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Click Here Second Spoiler
"News From Your Favourite Band"
Official Email From The Band

News


September 4
Saint Etienne's Greatest Hits/Compilations Section of this site is currently being updated (6/9).

Interlude was released by Sub Pop in the US and Mantra (under licence from Sub Pop) in Canada. This 2001 collection featured UK b-sides and extra songs left over from the recording sessions for their 2000 album, Sound of Water.

Interlude Section


September 3
Saint Etienne's Greatest Hits/Compilations Section of this site is currently being updated (5/9).

Continental is a compilation originally release only in Japan. This section was updated when Special Editions were released earlier this year but is added here to keep the continuity of the nine compilations.

Continental Section
Saint Etienne's Greatest Hits/Compilations Section of this site is currently being updated (4/9).

Casino Classics is a multi-CD remix compilation album by Saint Etienne.

Casino Classics Section


September 2
Saint Etienne's Greatest Hits/Compilations Section of this site is currently being updated (3/9).

Too Young to Die – Singles 1990–1995 is a compilation album released by British band Saint Etienne in 1995. The compilation collects the group's singles spanning the period of 1990 to 1995. This also included a VHS format including all their videos.

Too Young To Die Section
Saint Etienne's Greatest Hits/Compilations Section of this site is currently being updated (2/9).

Fairy Tales From Saint Etienne (1995) is a compilation album by the British band Saint Etienne which was released only in Japan. It is a mix of album tracks, singles and B-sides.

Fairy Tales From Saint Etienne Section
Saint Etienne's Greatest Hits/Compilations Section of this site is currently being updated (1/9).

You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone is the first compilation album released by British band Saint Etienne in 1993. It compiles singles and b-sides released by the group during the period 1990 to 1993, most notably the non-UK-album singles; "Kiss and Make Up" (1990), "Speedwell" (1991), "Join Our Club/People Get Real" (1992) and "Who Do You Think You Are" (1993). The compilation's title is derived from the song of the same name by the Beach Boys.

You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone Section


September 01
Source: Facebook

Warm Digits featuring Sarah Cracknell
Newcastle September 1st

As some of you may know Sarah features on a song on the new Warm Digits album entitled 'Growth Of Raindrops'. She joins the band onstage in Newcastle at 9.45pm tonight at the album launch so if you're in or near Newcastle pop along.

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Sarah Cracknell Collaborations

August

August 30
Dive!!

The new Saint Etienne single is called 'Dive' and is released next Friday 8th September. Check out the video now.

Shot in Scarborough last month here's what the films director Esther Johnson says: ‘Dive’ is such a summery song, and when I first heard it I was reminded of days at the seaside, with fish & chips and milkshakes. I chose to shoot the video in Scarborough, because many of the locations and features I loved there as a child are still intact: the ice-cream parlours, the funicular railway, the (now derelict) Futurist theatre, the signs. These features also link with another of my loves as a filmmaker: French New Wave cinema of the late 1950s and 1960s. The song’s immediacy and in-the-moment-ness suggested that the video’s story should take place in a single day. The boy visits the girl from across the sea; they spend the day together; they part. The various recurring motifs were inspired partly by my own memories, partly by the New Wave, and partly by the history and iconography of Saint Etienne.


One Track CD Promos have also been issued out to the media. The Singles section of the Disco will be updated shortly to add in Dive

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August 29
Saint Etienne recently started releasing Special Editions of all their early albums. How We Used To Live (Original Film Soundtrack) didn't get a Special Edition release but having access to a scanner the How We Used To Live (Original Film Soundtrack) section of the Disco has been significantly updated. Check it out.

This ends the current updates to the Album section. We will turn our attention to the Greatest Hits/Compilations section of the website now to update.

How We Used To Live (Original Film Soundtrack)


August 28
Saint Etienne recently started releasing Special Editions of all their early albums. Words & Music didn't get a Special Edition release but having access to a scanner the Words & Music section of the Disco has been significantly updated. Check it out.

Words And Music


August 27
Source: Twitter

MIND ON THE RUN: THE BASIL KIRCHIN STORY

London premiere with additional short film by Bob Stanley at the Arthouse Crouch End.

Q&A with Bob Stanley, Jonny Trunk and Matt Stephenson.

DJ set by Johnny Trunk in bar following screening.

Produced and Directed by Matt Stephenson and Alan Jones. A Nova Studio Production featuring Basil Kirchin, Richard Williams, Jonny Trunk, Sean O’Hagan, Evan Parker, Alan Barnes, Bob Stanley, Jimmy Jaques and many more.

Our Basil Kirchin tribute Abstractions of Holderness, dir. by Bob + Esther Johnson with pete wiggs score

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August 26
Source: Twitter/Facebook

BBC Radio London

The band are on Gary Crowley's show choosing songs and chatting about London for an hour

We had a relaxed, enjoyable hour with Saint Etienne who are our next guests on My London which continues on BBC Radio London today. Bob, Pete and Sarah chose six tracks that ignite memories of the capital for them and shared stories of growing up in the Home Counties, early trips up to London, getting the music bug, places they've lived in the capital and the city's role in their music and collaborations with film maker Paul Kelly.

1. Tony Hatch Orchestra - Theme From Man Alive (Bob)
2. Public Image Limited - Public Image (Sarah)
3. Orange Juice - Falling and Laughing (Pete)
4. Carroll Thompson ‎- I'm So Sorry (Sarah)
5. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (Pete)
6. The Fall - Leave The Capitol (Bob)

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August 25
Source: Twitter

Record Collector, #470, September 2017 article by Bob

Includes Bob's column on the very special world of Lou Christie

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Warm Digits at The Lexington in London UK

Sarah made a special appearance on vocals to perform Growth Of Raindrops

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Show Poster


August 24
Source: Twitter/Facebook

BBC Radio London

Saint Etienne playing a song live and talking on Robert Elms show on BBC - Radio London

The Band played Whyteleafe

BBC


August 20
Concert - Green Man Festival

Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

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August 19
Saint Etienne recently started releasing Special Editions of all their early albums. Tales From Turnpike House was the eighth Special Edition released on 2XCD. With this release and having access to a scanner the Tales From Turnpike House section of the Disco has been significantly updated. Check it out.

Tales From Turnpike House Section


August 15
Source: Facebook

Xmas 2017 tour dates announced

OK, so it's only August but we're planning ahead. Christmas just isn't Christmas without the Saint Etienne Christmas shows, so this year we'll be playing a string of dates across the UK in celebration of the festive season. Come and join us in Holmfirth, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, London or on the south coast at Bexhill. All tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday via the links below.

We'll be bringing you news of some special guests very soon.

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August 14
Source SaintEtienneDisco:

Saint Etienne

December Tour Dates

Sat 02 Manchester O2 Ritz
Sat 09 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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August 12
Saint Etienne recently started releasing Special Editions of all their early albums. Finisterre was the seventh Special Edition released on 2XCD. With this release and having access to a scanner the Finisterre section of the Disco has been significantly updated. Check it out.

Finisterre Section


August 11
Source Facebook:

Saint Etienne

European Tour Dates

We’re pleased to announce a string of European shows this autumn. We’ll be visiting Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Spain during October and November. Full details of cities, venues and links to buy tickets are listed below.

We’re not forgetting the rest of Europe and hope to fill the gaps during early 2018.

We will also be bringing you news of a 6 date UK Christmas tour early next week.

Looking forward to seeing you at one of the following……

October

Mon 23 Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
Tue 24 Gothenburg - Stora Teatren
Wed 25 Stockholm - Kagelbanen

November

Sun 05 Helsinki - Korjamma
Mon 06 Berlin - Columbia Theatre
Tue 07 Madrid - Sala Butte
Wed 08 Barcelona - Razzmatazz

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What Hi-Fi

Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley: pop polymath and non-musician

I had a chat with @WHFplaylist about hi-fi, minidiscs, that sort of thing

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August 10
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BBC

The Erotic Songs lost in translation

Many musicians have tried to interpret the French legend Serge Gainsbourg’s songs – but no one more successfully than his lover and muse Jane Birkin, writes Cath Pound.

Interviewed Jane Birkin, Jarvis Cocker and Bob Stanley about interpreting Serge

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August 7
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Saint Etienne announce ‘Dive’ EPs via Brooklyn Vegan (listen to the Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye remix)

Also the singles went on sale today in the Saint Etienne Store

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Purchase CDs


August 6
Saint Etienne recently started releasing Special Editions of all their early albums. Sound Of Water was the sixth Special Edition released on 2XCD. With this release and having access to a scanner the Sound Of Water section of the Disco has been significantly updated. Check it out.

Sound Of Water Section


August 2
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The second single from the new album is about to be released on September 8th called Dive on 12 Inch and 2 X CD Single

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August 1
Although The Misadventures Of Saint Etienne Album/Soundtrack has not been reissued the Disco has been updated. Check it out.

The Misadventures Of SE Section
Saint Etienne recently started releasing Special Editions of all their early albums. Continental, considered a compilation, was the fifth Special Edition released on 2XCD. With this release and having access to a scanner the Continental section in the compilation section of the Disco has been significantly updated. Check it out.

Continental Section
Saint Etienne recently started releasing Special Editions of all their early albums. Good Humor was the fourth Special Edition released on 2XCD. With this release and having access to a scanner the Good Humor section of the Disco has been significantly updated. Check it out.

Good Humor Section
Saint Etienne recently started releasing Special Editions of all their early albums. Tiger Bay was the third Special Edition released on 2XCD. With this release and having access to a scanner the Tiger Bay section of the Disco has been significantly updated. Check it out.

Tiger Bay Section
Saint Etienne recently started releasing Special Editions of all their early albums. So Tough was the second Special Edition released on 2XCD. With this release and having access to a scanner the So Tough section of the Disco has been significantly updated. Check it out.

So Tough Section
Saint Etienne recently started releasing Special Editions of all their early albums. They started with Foxbase Alpha, aligning with the 25 Anniversary of that album. With this release and having access to a scanner the Foxbase Alpha section of the Disco has been significantly updated. Check it out.

Foxbase Alpha Section

July

July 28
Concert - Port Eliot Festival

St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall, UK

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July 21
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Heavenly Records are auctioning their So Tough silver disc to raise money for the Grenfell fund

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July 20
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Record Collector, #469, August 2017 article by Bob

Includes Bob's column on (possibly) the earliest concept album by Mel Torme

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Heather

Interview Magazine

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July 17
Bob will be playing a selection of fine records from 1969 on @sohoradio, Monday, 2 til 4.

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July 10
Source: Facebook SE Disco Page

Brand new single Dive is getting released and an insider shares photos of the test pressings of a 2 CD set

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July 8
Brand new album by the Warm Digits released on August 4th, 2017 has a track called Growth Of Raindrops and features Sarah Cracknell

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Sarah Cracknell Collaborations

June

June 29

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The Quay Sessions - Glasgow with Roddy Hart

To round off the current series of The Quay Sessions in style, join Roddy Hart down by the River Clyde for a live broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.

Performing on the night will be Saint Etienne. The trio of Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs racked up a string of indie-dance hit singles in the 1990s including Nothing Can Stop Us, He’s On The Phone and You’re In A Bad Way. Their blend of 1960s pop with a modern electronic sensibility shines bright as ever in their brand new album Home Counties.

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June 28

Source SaintEtienneDisco:

The Video for the first single Magpie Eyes is released.

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In Issue 10 of Mundial Magazine, the guys spoke with Bob Stanley about Saint Etienne's new album & non-league love affairs.

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June 26

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Monocle #105

nice piece on 'Home Counties' in the new issue of Monocle

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June 25

Source Twitter:

Classic Pop Magazine #30

There’s also something for the indie fans among you as we chat to all three members of St Etienne and take a look at the remarkable story of Creation Records.

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June 23

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Home Counties Merchandise

Now Available in the Saint Etienne Shop

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June 22

Source Twitter:

Record Collector, #468, July 2017 article by Bob

Bob Stanley's unique perspectives on The Shadows

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June 21

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This Music Made Me: Saint Etienne

Each member of the band pick their three favourite albums that shaped their musical lives

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June 19

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Bob Stanley on Soho Radio Show

On today from 2 til 4. Wonderful music from 1958 and 1980

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June 15

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47 plaques will be unveiled on #BBCMusicDay, recognizing pioneering musicians and venues around the UK

Bob unveiled a blue plaque for Sandy Denny on #BBCMusicDay, outside Byfield Village Hall, Northants.

Bob was also on @BBCNorthampton tomorrow from 12 with Helen Blaby.

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June 12

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RadcliffeMaconieShow BBC 2:30

Happy Monday everybody, Saint Etienne @bobpetesarah pop by the show today!

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June 11

Concert

Manchester, RNCM Theatre, UK

Opener: Kero Kero Bonito

Home Counties UK Tour

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June 10

Concert

Sheffield, City Hall Ballroom, UK

Opener: Kero Kero Bonito

Home Counties UK Tour

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June 09

Concert

Edinburgh, Queens Hall, UK

Opener: Kero Kero Bonito

Home Counties UK Tour

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June 08

Concert

Gateshead, Sage, UK

Opener: Kero Kero Bonito

Home Counties UK Tour

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June 07

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Tour Playlist

"Here’s a small selection of songs we’ve been listening to on our tour bus to while away the hours. It’s can be a long drive from Bexhill to Exeter! There’s a great feeling of camaraderie on tour, many jokes shared, political discussion, partying and a little bit of snoozing. Cameron Crowe portrays all of this really well in his film 'Almost Famous' so we felt it only fair to include 'Tiny Dancer.'" - Sarah Cracknell

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Allmusic Interview

Saint Etienne's Sarah Cracknell Describes Her Band's Return to the 'Home Counties'

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June 06

Concert

Bexhill-On-Sea, De La Warr, UK

Home Counties UK Tour

Rescheduled to December 10, 2017

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June 5

Concert

Cardiff, Tramshed, Wales/UK

Home Counties UK Tour

Opener: Kero Kero Bonito

Rescheduled from June 03, 2017

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Those purchasing Home Counties from Glasgow's Monorail this week should receive a little something extra.....

Autographed sticker with purchase

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June 4

Concert

Birmingham, Birmingham Town Hall, UK

Opener: Kero Kero Bonito

Home Counties UK Tour

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Dusk Dubs

This week we have the pleasure of inviting Saint Etienne Official to the Dusk Dubs family as Pete Wiggs compiles a sublime selection....

"I’ve ended up going for the crepuscular end of the dusk dubs spectrum, a selection to take you from the sun passing over the horizon to a spot of campfire introspection. These are some of my favourite tracks from across the years that I find myself coming back to again and again. Hope you like my selection."
[[ Pete Wiggs ]]

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June 03

Concert

Cardiff, Tramshed, Wales/UK

Home Counties UK Tour

Rescheduled to June 05, 2017 due to UEFA Champion’s League Final

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Truck Store

Acoustic In-Store and Signing

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June 2

Concert

London, Royal Festival Hall, UK

Opener: Kero Kero Bonito

Home Counties UK Tour

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Brand new album called Home Counties is officially released today and is available on 2XLP, CD, and Cassette.

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Home Counties Section

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Yasmeen Khan was Delighted that the glorious Saint Etienne (@bobpetesarah) would be joining her today on @talkRADIO on Drive between 4-7 pm.

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June 1

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Look what started appearing in Tube stations in the UK

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Rank Your Records: Bob Stanley Expertly Appraises Saint Etienne’s Eight Full-Lengths

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May 31

Concert - Primavera Sound Festival

Barcelona, Parc del Fòrum, Spain

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May 30

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Saint Etienne Remix of Kero Kero Bonito's song Trampolene

Can be found on the Japanese version of the Bands CD.

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May 29

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UK Tour - Manchester Sunday 11th June

We're playing one of our favourite northern venues in a couple of weeks time and looking forward to this one a lot.

We'll be playing songs from our new album 'Home Counties' (released next Friday 2nd) plus live favourites and a few surprises from our back catalogue.

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May 27

Concert - Bestivsl Presents Common People

Oxford, South Park, UK

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May 26

Concert

Hebden Bridge, Trades Club, UK

Home Counties UK Tour Warm Up Gig

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Signed Promo Poster For Sale At Gig



May 25

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Anyone fancy a brew?

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Record Collector, #467, June 2017 article by Bob

My @RecCollMag column this month is on the Girl Group compilations that changed my life, and @cha_chacharming's great new Honeybeat comp.

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Home Counties - 9/10 in Uncut

A great 9/10 review for Home Counties in the new edition of Uncut. The record will be in shops (physical and otherwise) around the world from next Friday 2nd June. Our UK tour kicks off that night at the Royal Festival Hall in London and continues

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May 24

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INTERVIEW: Brooklyn Vegan

Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley talks new LP, Kane West remix, tour & more in BV interview

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May 23

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Pete Paphides had Saint Etienne doing three songs LIVE IN SESSION on his soho radio show.

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THE COUNTRY ISN’T RUN BY LONDONERS...

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May 22

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Mojo Magazine

“Naturally, every song is a fully formed gem” 4/5 “Would that every pop album were this astute and poignant”

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Bob Stanley on Soho Radio Show

“Getting ready for my first ever @sohoradio show tomorrow (may 22), I'll be on from 2pm til 4pm. Quite excited!”

"My first @sohoradio show is on from 2-4 this afternoon. I will be playing something by Chuck Jackson."

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Premiere: Villagers Remixes Saint Etienne's 'Magpie Eyes'

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Sarah chats to Skiddle...

Saint Etienne interview: A Homecoming

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May 21

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Some Product!!

Finished stock of 'Home Counties' has just arrived and is being prepared for shipping. We're absolutely delighted with the way everything has turned out and sure you will be too. Artist Scott King has done us proud.

For those of you who have already pre-ordered expect delivery during the week of May 27th.

Those who order from the Saint Etienne store will receive an exclusive art print and do-it-yourself sticker sheet. Those who order the CD/Vinyl/Cassette bundle will receive an art print signed by Bob, Pete and Sarah plus sticker sheet.

Please note these extras come free with pre-orders only and won't be available anywhere after the album is released on June 2nd. The hand stickered edition of the vinyl album is strictly limited and once sold out (we are running low already) the design will change to a version where the stickers are printed as part of the design.

All vinyl copies (limited run and standard) come with a specially designed postcard with download code for the music. We will be carrying Vinyl and CD stock on the upcoming UK tour as well as a new line of 'Home Counties' merchandise. We're really pleased with "Home Counties' and sure you will be too!! xxx

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Asunder - Written/produced by Bob Stanley

Tyneside Cinema Newcastle upon Tyne - 7:30

A film tribute to the people of the North East who lived, fought and died during the First World War, combining archive and newly recorded footage alongside an original score from The Royal Northern Sinfonia, Field Music and Warm Digits.

The screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Esther Johnson and Bob Stanley.

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May 20

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UK Tour - Cardiff date change

As many of you will know we've been forced to switch our Cardiff date pushing it back by two days to Monday 5th June.

In an official statement from the promoters...

"Due to the huge increase in traffic, road closures and unprecedented security as a result of the UEFA Champion’s League Final in Cardiff on June the 3rd it has become logistically impossible for St Etienne, their crew, production and fans to access the Tramshed for their performance. For this reason we must regrettably postpone the show… but only by two days utill Monday 5th June. All tickets for the original show remain valid for the new date. Sorry for any inconvenience caused."

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May 18

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INTERVIEW: Saint Etienne Talk Twin Peaks

Pete talks to The Quietus about Twin Peaks and the influence of Angelo Badalamenti’s music whilst a brand new track from ‘Home Counties’ gets a premier. Well worth a look and a listen…

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May 16

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Saint Etienne - UK Tour - June 2017

"We're about to set off on a UK tour commencing on June 2nd at the Royal Festival Hall in London."

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May 15

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Magpie Eyes Confidence Man Remix

Heavenly label mates Confidence Man have just delivered a fantastic remix Magpie Eyes

Released on Spotify and Soundcloud

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May 07

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Asunder - Written/produced by Bob Stanley

Phoenix Theatre Blyth - 7:30

A film tribute to the people of the North East who lived, fought and died during the First World War, combining archive and newly recorded footage alongside an original score from The Royal Northern Sinfonia, Field Music and Warm Digits.

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May 06

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Saint Etienne - UK Tour - June 2017

With less than a month to the start of our UK tour we're please to announce that we'll be joined by special guests Kero Kero Bonito on all dates.

Stay tuned for news of European dates in the autumn.

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May 5

Source Twitter:

Huffington Post Article

Saint Etienne’s Pete Wiggs on How “Side Streets” Came to Him,Where He Gets His Best Ideas, and Cooking as Meditation

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May 4

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Sarah Cracknell reviewed the latest releases on lamacq show on BBC6Music between 6-7pm

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April 28

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Bob Stanley Djing

I'm DJing at the 2nd birthday bash for the excellent Triangle, Shipley, on Friday 28th April

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April 27

Source Twitter:

Record Collector, #466, May 2017 article by Bob

My column this month is on Dion's mid 60s years as a folk-rock pioneer, and @NortonRecords release of his lost 1965 album.

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April 26

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Pop Quiz with Bob Stanley and Pete Paphides at Green Man Aug 17-20 2017

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April 18

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Asunder - Heavenly Films

As an Easter Weekend weekender Bob Stanley will be hosting a rare screening of his latest film project 'Asunder' at the monthly Heavenly Films night at Regent Street Cinema in London tomorrow evening Tuesday 18th April.

'Asunder' tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost all of its men fighting abroad and its women and children left behind. The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories.

Using archive and contemporary footage and audio, Asunder collages the stories of people from Tyneside and Wearside to uncover just what life was like on the home front, with bombs falling on Britain for the first time, conscientious objectors sentenced to death, and women working as doctors, tram conductors and footballers.

The narrative moves from an Edwardian golden era, in which sport grew in popularity and aircraft and cars pointed to a bright new future, to a war that horrifically reversed this progress. In the Battle of the Somme, British, French and German armies fought one of the most traumatic battles in military history. Over the course of just four months, more than one million soldiers were captured, wounded or killed in a confrontation of unimaginable horror.

Narrated by Kate Adie, with a soundtrack composed by Mercury-nominated Field Music and Warm Digits.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with director Esther Johnson and writer/producer Bob Stanley.

“… and then all the world began to roar.” Private William Finlay, Durham Light Infantry Regiment and Lincolnshire Regiment.

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April 17

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Saints Alive!!!

We're seting out on a UK tour to coincide with the release of our new album 'Home Counties' this June. Tickets are on sale now and selling fast so please be quick if you want to catch one of these. We'll be playing songs from the new record plus plenty of hits and misses. Looking forward to seeing you all in June!! xxx PS.....If you've not heard any of the new album check out the songs 'Heather' and 'Magpie Eyes' previewing on Youtube and Spotify now.

The album is available to pre-order with some *limited and exclusive extras from our online shop now

We hope to see you all at our shows in June. They promise to be a lot of fun. Love Bob, Pete and Sarah xxx

PPS.....new picture courtesy of Rob Baker Ashton

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April 13

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De La Warr Pavilion - June 6th (Rescheduled to December)

We've always wanted to play De La Warr Pavilion on the south coast and finally getting the chance on our 'Home Counties' tour in June. It's a stunning sea front Art Deco building built in 1935. One of the first modernist public spaces built in the UK it's situated in Bexhill on Sea close to Brighton and Hastings and worth a trip for the architecture alone.

Tickets are onside now from the link below and we'll be announcing details of some very special guests shortly.

"The Paris of the 60s, the Berlin of The 70s, the Stockholm of the 90s, his sweet municipal dream"

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April 11

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Magpie Eyes

Here's the first single from our forthcoming album 'Home Counties' entitled 'Magpie Eyes'.

We'll be bringing you a proper video soon but in the mean time have a listen here - we hope you like it!!!

Here's what Pete says about the song.....

"the title was inspired by a book about Creation records ‘my Magpie Eyes are hungry for the prize' which in turn was taken from 'Up the Hill Down The Slope' by The Loft. I often find myself being so deep in thought that I'm not really listening to what my children are saying to me and I extrapolated guilty feelings over that into the story of someone who for a combination of personal ambition and commuter journey time ends up missing out on his kids growing up and not really knowing them or the 'Herberts' they might be hanging out with."

The album is available to pre-order from our shop (and other outlets) now but those who order directly from us will receive an exclusive art print and sticker sheet not available elsewhere. Those buying the bundle will receive an art print signed by Bob, Pete and Sarah.

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April 10

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"Magpie Eyes"

"Tune in to Steve Lamacq on 6 Music from 4pm this afternoon to hear the first ever spin of our new single. Let us and Steve know what you think?"

Source Twitter:

"Our new single Magpie Eyes gets its first play on Steve Lamacq's @BBC6Music show this afternoon. It'll stop you in your tracks, it will."

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March 30

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How We Used To Live Film

Regent Street Cinema, London, UK

Screening of How We Used To Live, followed by a Q&A with director Paul Kelly and writer/author Travis Elborough hosted by author Cathi Unsworth. Presented by Heavenly Films.

How We Used To Live is a unique celebration of post-war London by acclaimed director Paul Kelly, created through a compelling use of rare footage drawn from the BFI National Archive.

With a narration by Ian McShane and an original score composed by Saint Etienne, How We Used To Live is alluringly impressionistic, poetical and political. Perhaps the most joyful, creative and entertaining offering to come from this unique film making collective.

Preceded by the short film Weather The Storm, 36mins (2017) The stark beauty of Shetland in winter provides the perfect backdrop for a couple in search of reconnection. Soundtracked by Skylark and the Scorpion (aka Nick J. Webb and Petra Jean Phillipson).

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March 29

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Record Collector, #465, April 2017 article by Bob

My @RecCollMag column this month is on Consett-via-Detroit legend Ruth Copeland. Silent Boatman is just astonishing

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March 28

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Wings Across America

We're pleased to bring you details of our US tour happening in late September, early October. These will be the first shows we've played in America for 5 years.

We apologise that we can't get round the country a bit more - especially Canada - and hope that some of you can make the trip out to see us. We'll be playing brand new material from Home Counties plus a good selection of songs you'll know from our back catalogue. Yes, we'll be bringing merchandise and we look forward to seeing you in the fall.

Here are the dates in full....

September

Sun 24 Boston - Somerville Once Ballroom
Mon 25 New York - Bowery Ballroom
Tue 26 Brooklyn Music - Hall Of Williamsburg
Wed 27 Washington DC - U Street Music Hall
Fri 29 Chicago - Park West

October

Mon 2 Seattle - Neptune
Wed 4 San Francisco - The Fillmore
Thu 5 Pomona - Glass House
Fri 6 Los Angeles - The Fonda Theatre

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March 25

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Port Eliot

We're VERY excited to be playing Port Eliot Festival this July. If you've not been before we recommend it. The UK's finest small festival by a Cornish mile.

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March 24

Source Facebook:

"Home Counties UK Tour"

8 June 2017 UK dates set

Tour Dates



March 23

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"A sneak preview of our Home Counties album"

Source Facebook (Mar 22):

"Heather"

"A first listen from the forthcoming Saint Etienne album"

SaintEtienneDisco:

The new track Heather is posted on Youtube

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New Cover Photo

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The Eccles British Library Writer's Award Festival
We hope to be joined by all 12 of the holders of the Eccles British Library Writer's Award for a one-night mini literary festival celebrating their work and reflecting on their engagement with the Library's collections. The authors will be in discussion with Philippa Thomas (BBC World). The event will be divided into two parts: the first reflecting on Culture, Science and American contexts with Bob Stanley; Will Atkins; Olivia Laing; Erica Wagner; Andrea Wulf and Sheila Rowbotham. The second will consider Literary explorations of America with Hannah Kohler; Alison MacLeod; Sarah Churchwell; Ben Markovits; John Burnside and Naomi Wood.

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March 22

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New Cover Photo

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New Saint Etienne album, Home Counties. Details to follow very shortly.

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Announcement: Home Counties Pre-Order Details; UK Tour Dates; Song Heather released on Soundcloud

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Concert Announcement: Saint Etienne play the Port Eliot Festival, Saltash Cornwall July 28, 2017

Concert Announcement

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Concert Announcement: Saint Etienne Live at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge May 26, 2017

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March 21

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"Stand By For Action"

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Announcement of new album



March 11

Source Twitter:

Bob was selling records at the Saltaire Record fair

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March 03

Source Facebook:

"Test Pressing. I wonder what this white label TP that arrived this morning might be?"

SaintEtienneDisco:

Test Pressing of new album Home Counties to be released on June 2, 2017

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BB6 Radio - Katie Puckrik stands in for Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, looking back at the year 1994. She was joined by lead singer of 90s band St Etienne Sarah Cracknell

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January 15, 2017

Just a reminder that a brand new compilation compiled by Saint Etienne called Bob Stanley And Pete Wiggs Present English Weather is released on January 27, 2017 on Ace Records. Compilation is available on both CD and 2xLP.

The autumnal sound of Britain at the turn of the seventies, looking out through wet window panes to a new decade with a mixture of melancholy and optimism for what might come next. With the Beatles gone and the pound sinking, a new and distinctive sound emerges, led by flutes and mellotrons.

You can now pre-order this fab CD or vinyl record set directly from Ace Records here. The item has been added to the CD Compiling and Liner Note Production By St Etienne section of the site. We will update it as we get more information.

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