Saint Etienne — November 3, 2012, at the Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA

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November 3, 2012, at the Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA

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Saint Etienne Announce Two EPs, Share “Dive (Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye Remix)”

Dive and Dive Remixes Both Due Out September 8 via Heavenly

Aug 07, 2017

Beloved British indie-pop trio Saint Etienne released a new albumHome Counties, back in June via Heavenly. Now they have announced two new EPs, Dive and Dive Remixes, both due out September 8 via Heavenly. Both are titled after Home Counties track "Dive." More

Watch: Saint Etienne - “Heather” Video

Home Counties Out Now via Heavenly

Jul 20, 2017

Beloved British indie-pop trio Saint Etienne released a new albumHome Counties, last month via Heavenly. Now they have shared a video for "Heather." Shannon Oksanen and Rodney Graham directed the clip, which features blue-hued vintage-styled footage of little girls dancing. More

Under the Radar Announces Summer 2017 Issue with Grizzly Bear on the Cover

Issue 61 Also Includes Interviews with The War on Drugs, The National, Broken Social Scene, Slowdive vs. Ariel Pink, Phoenix, Beach House, and Much More

Jul 18, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Summer 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Grizzly Bear on the cover. More

Watch: Saint Etienne - “Magpie Eyes” Video

Home Counties Out Now via Heavenly

Jun 28, 2017

Beloved British indie-pop trio Saint Etienne released a new albumHome Counties, at the start of the month via Heavenly. Now they have shared a video for "Magpie Eyes."  More

Listen to the One of Two New LCD Soundsystem Songs - “Call the Police”

Reunited Band to Play Saturday Night Live This Weekend, Two Songs Being Released at Midnight

May 04, 2017

LCD Soundsystem originally broke up in 2011, but they have since reformed, have played some shows, and are prepping a new album.  More

Listen: Saint Etienne - “Magpie Eyes”

Home Counties Due Out June 2 via Heavenly

Apr 11, 2017

Beloved British indie-pop trio Saint Etienne are releasing a new albumHome Counties, on June 2 via Heavenly. Previously they had shared the album's first single, "Heather," and announced their first U.S. tour dates in five years. Now they have shared another song from the album, "Magpie Eyes." More

Saint Etienne Announce First U.S. Tour Dates in Five Years

Home Counties Due Out June 2 via Heavenly

Mar 29, 2017

Beloved British indie-pop trio Saint Etienne are releasing a new album, Home Counties, on June 2 via Heavenly. Previously they had shared the album's first single, "Heather."  More

Saint Etienne Announce New Album, Share “Heather”

Home Counties Due Out June 2 via Heavenly

Mar 22, 2017

Beloved British indie-pop trio Saint Etienne have announced a new album, Home Counties, and shared its first single, "Heather." Home Counties is due out June 2 via Heavenly. Below is "Heather," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as some U.K. tour dates. More

Apr 11, 2014

London indie dance pop veterans Saint Etienne have announced the forthcoming release of a retrospective photo book. More

Mar 21, 2014

Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley, Members of Pussy Riot, and Billboard magazine executive Robert Levine will all serve as keynote speakers at Estonia’s Tallinn Music Week. More

Premiere: Saint Etienne Mixtape

Band Re-Releases Casino Classics and Lipslide Out Now

Nov 21, 2012

Today we present a midweek installment of our ongoing mixtape series, this time featuring Saint EtienneMore

Demand Vinyl Singles Club to Feature Hot Chip, Saint Etienne, Laetitia Sadier, and more

Niki & The Dove, Moons, Memory Tapes, and others to Contribute to Vinyl Only Record Label

Nov 13, 2012

On January 1st 2013, new U.K. based vinyl only label Demand Vinyl will launch. The label is starting off with a subscriptions singles club, which will consist of a total of ten 7-inch singles featuring exclusive tracks by such artists as Memory Tapes, Hot Chip, Air France, Saint Etienne, Latitia Sadier, Niki & The Dove, Levek, and Moons, among others.  More

Nov 05, 2012

On Saturday, November 3, 2012, Saint Etienne played the final stop of their American tour at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. More

Listen: Saint Etienne Remix El Perro Del Mar

Pale Fire Due Out November 12

Oct 18, 2012

On November 12, El Perro Del Mar will release new album Pale Fire. Ahead of that, the Swedish songstress has handed over album track “Walk on By” to London loving trio, Saint Etienne for a remix.  More

Sep 06, 2012

It seems fitting that a band would tour to support a concept album about falling in love with music. Thankfully, Saint Etienne are doing just that, bringing their albumWords and Music by Saint Etienne to North American fans.  More

Saint Etienne Announce New Album

Words and Music by Saint Etienne Out May 15

Feb 21, 2012

After showing off a music video of their first song in seven years, Saint Etienne continue the trend of album announcements today by revealing that they will be releasing Words and Music by Saint Etienne, the band's first album since 2005's Tales from Turnpike House. More

Watch: “Tonight” – Saint Etienne

A Night On the Town With the Band

Feb 20, 2012

Check out the new video for Saint Etienne’s “Tonight.” We have the clip.  More

The Digital Version of Under the Radar’s 10th Anniversary Issue Features 70 Extra Pages of Content

Includes Bonus Joanna Newsom vs. Robin Pecknold Interview, Plus Articles on The Dears, Dntel/The Postal Service, The Fiery Furnaces, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint Etienne, Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, and more

Nov 23, 2011

The digital version of Under the Radar's 10th Anniversary Issue includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 70 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print version, including extra full page photos, 13 bonus articles, and 11 bonus reviews. The digital version includes exclusive bonus articles on Arab Strap, Clinic, The Dears, The Delgados, DNTEL/The Postal Service, The Fiery FurnacesRobin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes vs. Joanna NewsomMogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint EtienneElliott Smith, and Sonic Youth. More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Saint Etienne Gives Fans a ‘Glimpse’ of Christmas

Band Announces Holiday Album, U.K. Tour Dates

Nov 29, 2010

Christmas might be weeks away, but that didn't stop Saint Etienne from starting the gift-giving early—and the British dance-pop outfit was feeling pretty generous. They are releasing a limited edition holiday-themed album. More

Apr 14, 2010

After last year's reissues of So Tough and The Sound of Water, Saint Etienne is continuing the trend with special editions of 1994's Tiger Bay and 2002's Flinisterre. They wil be released in the U.K. on May 3rd. We have the info. More


Interviews

Sep 12, 2017

The quintessentially English pop trio, Saint Etienne are back with their first new record in five years. Home Counties is both an homage to and cathartic re-visitation of the suurbia surrounding London where Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley, and Pete Wiggs grew up. More

Saint Etienne on “Home Counties”

Ever-Expanding Circles

Sep 11, 2017

"We spend a lot of time together outside Saint Etienne, hanging out and doing other projects," Saint Etienne singer Sarah Cracknell reflects. "We end up making another record when the time feels right." The English trio's output may have slowed since their slew of '90s hits but new Saint Etienne material is bound to excite any indie-pop fan.  More

Sarah Cracknell

Gliding

Jun 14, 2015

Sarah Cracknell is in an exceptionally good mood. She flashes a brilliant smile as she speaks that translates even across an occasionally choppy Skype connection. But why wouldn’t she find reason to grin? It isn’t every day that the Saint Etienne frontwoman releases a solo album. More

Saint Etienne

Words, Music, and Memories

Nov 21, 2012

Saint Etienne's eighth album, Words and Music by Saint Etienne, starts with singer Sarah Cracknell—transported back to a time before adult autonomy—admiring kids with the daring to question authority. "It all happened because of music, I wanted to know why," she says in a beatific whisper. It's a hushed admiration that's drawn out over the album's 13 songs, as the band explores a world where music doesn't just soundtrack life, but rather directs it. More

Dec 15, 2009

Under the Radar's Best of the Decade/Year-End Issue features our Best of the Decade Artist Survey. For Under the Radar's 7th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last decade and asked them for a list of their best albums of the decade. Some of the surveys didn't make it in the issue and some answers from surveys that did make it in the issue had to be trimmed for space. Those surveys and answers are posted on our website. Here is a web-exclusive survey from Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne.
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Reviews

Home Counties

Home Counties

Heavenly

Jun 05, 2017

Saint Etienne prove they are still capable of pop greatness. Stylistically more diverse (see the Latin flavor of "Dive," and the dustings of '60s baroque pop sprinkled about the album) and using more real instruments than on previous outings, the London trio pay homage to the suburbs from which they sprang.  More

Saint Etienne at the Henry Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA

November 3rd, 2012

Nov 05, 2012

Saint Etienne’s performance at the Henry Fonda Theatre on Saturday night can summed up in an excerpt from Douglas Copland’s essay published in the liner notes of band’s 1998 album, Good Humor.

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Words and Music by Saint Etienne

Words and Music by Saint Etienne

Heavenly/Universal

Jul 19, 2012

London's Saint Etienne may not appreciate the following allegory, so I'll offer my profuse apologies in advance. More

Sound of Water

Sound of Water

Heavenly

Nov 02, 2009

Seven years after So Tough, and nearly a decade into their career, Saint Etienne released 2000's Sound of Water—a timeless synthesis of their acid house, electronic, and pop influences. While So Tough’s recent reissue sparkled with the wit and candor of a youth spent frolicking to 1960s Britpop, Sound of Water is a quieter affair—a master class in aging with grace.  More

So Tough

So Tough

Heavenly

Oct 19, 2009

Originally released in 1993, Saint Etienne’s sophomore album So Tough features refined electo-pop accented with a splash of kitsch. 16 years later, So Tough’s reissue—complete with a bonus disc of unreleased and overlooked B-sides—proves that wine isn’t the only thing that ages well. More