Wednesday, 25 January 2012

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! Saint Etienne!

SummersRadio™ New Music + Free Download! Saint Etienne - 'Tonight'/ 'Stars Above Us'/ 'Like A Motorway' (Alternative Version) London's Saint Etienne have just released their latest single online - from their first album of all new material in seven years! Saint Etienne are one of my most absolute favorite bands of all time, so this is pretty thrilling news I must say! 

I was lucky enough to meet them on their 'Sound Of Water' tour in 2000, and they're all so incredibly charming - they signed all of my cd's and Sarah Cracknell signed her solo cd's as well. She also provided me with one of my most amazing - and surreal - concert moments ever. I was working as a buyer at the Virgin Megastore at the time, and they came by the store in the afternoon. That night when they came out on stage at the now demolished club Richard's On Richards (I was right in front of course) the first two words Sarah said into the mic were 'Hi Jim'! She remembered me - and my name! Swoon :)

'Tonight' is the first single from their forthcoming new studio album (their eighth) called 'Words And Music By Saint Etienne' which is set for release in May. The album will be preceded by another single next month called 'I've Got Your Music'.

Bob Stanley describes the single on their website thusly: 'Tonight is about the anticipation of going to see your favourite group. For some reason, I imagine this show is at the Forum in Kentish Town. The whole album is about the power of pop, how it affects and shapes your life.'

'Tonight' starts off with some beautiful strings and is soon chugging along with some catchy dance beats and Sarah Cracknell's always lovely vocals. It captures not only the anticipation of seeing a great concert, but also the anticipation of their first new album in seven years - 'it's been too long' indeed! If 'Tonight' is to your liking you can download a copy for free for a limited time from their official website here: and you can also keep up with them on Facebook here:

I hope there are some club remixes in the works for this song - and if it doesn't make the top 20 in the U.K. there's no hope for popular music! Well, this is the hope right here - even if it's only popular in an underground sort of way :) This is Saint Etienne's excellent new single 'Tonight'... Enjoy!

Bonus Track! 'Stars Above Us' was one of the singles released from their last studio album - 2005's 'Tales From Turnpike House' - a concept album based around a number of characters living in a block of flats in an area of London known as Turnpike House... Enjoy!

Classic! 'Like A Motorway' was the second single and video released from their 1994 album 'Tiger Bay'. This is the 'Alternative Version' - an extended dance remix that was included on the North American version of 'Tiger Bay'... Enjoy!

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