NEWS: Saint Etienne reveal Christmas single 'Her Winter Coat' & magical accompanying video

NEWS: Saint Etienne reveal Christmas single ‘Her Winter Coat’ & magical accompanying video

Saint Etienne, who released their 10th studio album, I’ve Been Trying To Tell You in September, share details of their Christmas single, ‘Her Winter Coat’, due for release 10th December on Heavenly Recordings. The track features on a 4 track EP of brand new recordings.

This swelling evocative single, which goes on pre-sale today via the band’s online shop – is accompanied by a magical new video by Alasdair McLellan set in Iona in Scotland. Watch it here:

Speaking about the video, Alasdair says:

When I first heard ‘Her Winter Coat’, I thought it sounded really dreamy, otherworldly and magical. I was keen to shoot the video as a vague continuation of the film ‘I’ve Been Trying To Tell You’, and carry on the narrative of three characters from the film, and then also set it in Scotland as that’s where that film ends.

I’ve always loved the Western Isles in Scotland and also the ferries that take you from one island to the next. Particularly the ferry from the Isle of Mull to Iona.

Iona is such a beautiful mystical island, so I wanted to tell the story of a girl running away from her troubles on the mainland and escape all the way to Iona on a spiritual journey to give herself some time to think. Just like in the song.”

Due to current (impossibly long) lead times on pressing vinyl the single will be released as a four track CD EP plus two flexi discs – in Christmassy green for ‘Her Winter Coat’ and red for ‘A Kiss Like This’. All three will be available to buy individually or as a bundle and all proceeds from sales will be donated to the The Trussell Trust who do amazing work preventing hunger across the UK (

The tracklistings of the formats are as follows:


Features 4 brand new recordings housed in a card wallet designed by M/M (Paris) featuring photography by Alasdair McLellan.

1. Her Winter Coat (edit)

  1. Lillehammer

  2. A Kiss Like This

  3. Her Winter Coat 

7” Flexi Disc – Green – HVN626FLX-G  – Her Winter Coat’ (edit)

7″ Flexi Disc – Red – HVN626FLX-R  – A Kiss Like This

Talking about the single, Bob Stanley said:

“We love Christmas, as you probably know, and it feels like it’s been a while since our last really Christmassy Christmas record. But I think Pete has done a properly beautiful, icy, frosted, festive job on ‘Her Winter Coat’. Alasdair’s film for it is the icing on the yule log. I hope you love it as much as I do. We’re really looking forward to playing it live!


Currently out on the road on a UK tour, the remaining list of dates is as follows:

26.11.21 – Liverpool, Grand Central Hall

27.11.21- Hove, Old Market  SOLD OUT

Tickets available at

Finally, a BFI Blu-Ray edition of Alasdair McLellan’s film for I’ve Been Trying To Tell You. Is being released on December 6th which features extras including new films for:

Her Winter Coat

Hello Holly


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