Much loved London trio Saint Etienne are back this spring with their first album in seven years and will embark on a full UK tour in May.
An antidote to landfill indie and the R&B-goes-to-Ibiza choking the charts, it’s a full on celebration of pop. The album contains a dozen uptempo slices of electro-pop which they have concocted with Richard X.
‘Tonight’ will be the first single from the album and is all about the primal and atavistic pull that all good pop music exerts, about how the unadulterated thrill of a great band or gig can sometimes feel like a hotline straight to your heart.The track is produced by Xenomania lynchpin TIm Powell (Girls Aloud, Kylie, Sugababes), and mixed by Richard X.
The new album will mix perfectly into a new live set with the band’s classic hits such as He’s On The Phone, Only Love Can Break Your Heart and Nothing Can Stop Us.
Tuesday 22 Sheffield Leadmill*
Wednesday 23 Glasgow Oran Mor
Thursday 24 Liverpool Kazimer
Friday 25 Cardiff Gate Theatre
Saturday 26 Leamington Spa Assembly*
Monday 28 London Palladium*
*Tickets are £18.50 (£28.50/£25.00/£22.50 London) and go onsale Tuesday February 21 2012 at 9am, tel. 0844 811 0051 Gigs and Tours