Saint Etienne confirm I’ve Been Trying To Tell You album details

Saint Etienne by Elaine Constantine

Saint Etienne by Elaine Constantine

Saint Etienne’s tenth studio album is announced 30 years on from their debut release.

Saint Etienne have drawn primarily on samples and sounds from the years 1997-2001 for their new album I’ve Been Trying To Tell You.

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

“My starting point was an interpretation of my memories from the time I first started to listen to Saint Etienne’s music,” Pete Wiggs adds. “Of course, it is an interpretation of what I was doing then while looking back at it now.”

“At that time, I was a bored teenager in a village near Doncaster, South Yorkshire; it was a place where very little happened. I now look back at that time as something quite idyllic – even the boredom seems idyllic – and a big part of its soundtrack was Saint Etienne.”

Pond House is streaming online now ahead of the LP’s release on September 10th via Heavenly Recordings.

A film of the same name directed by Alasdair McLellan will premiere on September 3rd at the BFI Southbank in London alongside The Films Of Saint Etienne.

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