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.