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NEWS: Saint Etienne announce new album ‘Home Counties’

Saint Etienne have announced details of their forthcoming new album Home Counties which will be released on the 2nd of June via Heavenly. It’s their first long player in six years and produced by Shawn Lee (Wall Of Sound and Young Gun Silver Fox). The band say the 19-track album was “inspired by our bitter-sweet relationship with the eponymous shires that have always been part of our lives.” Listen to the lead track ‘Heather’ below.

More about the album from Bob Stanley and Sarah Cracknell:

Sarah Cracknell says: “We had so much fun writing for this album, drawing influence from our teenage years growing up in the home counties. Bob, Pete and I led almost parallel lives while I was in Windsor and they were in Surrey, developing our passion for music and London. Shawn Lee was a joy to work with, he’s a wonderful multi-instrumentalist who seemed to have some kind of telepathy with us and translated our ideas perfectly. The record is quite varied in styles and brings together a little something from all our past albums whilst sounding completely new.”
Bob Stanley says “Suburbia’s anonymity is exactly why it’s a source of inspiration. They said it couldn’t happen here – and it didn’t.”

Whilst Pete added “We took a ride and ran with the dogs”

Saint Etienne reissued their classic debut Foxbase Alpha last year. Saint Etienne are on tour this Summer here are the dates:

May 26 Hebden – Bridge Trades Club
May 27 Oxford – Common People
May 31 Barcelona – Primavera Sound
Jun 02 London – Royal Festival Hall
Jun 03 Cardiff – Tramshed
Jun 04 Birmingham – Town Hall
Jun 06 Bexhill – De La Warr
Jun 08 Newcastle – Sage
Jun 09 Edinburgh – Queens Hall
Jun 10 Sheffield – City Hall Ballroom
Jun 11 Manchester – RNMC Concert Hall
Sep 26 – NYC – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sep 29 – Chicago – Park West
Oct 2 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Oct 4 – San Francisco – The Fillmore

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