Saint Etienne Talks New Christmas Album

Limited edition via mail order only.
Also selected shows in December. Have Sarah personally record a song just for


By Blurt Staff


A festive message just came down the cyber-pike from Britain’s
dream-pop auteurs Saint Etienne. They’ve got another new fanclub-only title
about to drop, A Glimpse of Stocking,
and according to the band it contains eight old (“some very rare”) songs plus
seven new ones, including a cover of The Doors’ “Wintertime Love.”


Writes the band, “After locking ourselves away for six weeks in deepest Surrey, on a diet of glogg and cheese footballs to get us
in the spirit, we can announce that our long promised Christmas album is
finally ready. Treats to accompany a feast of port and stilton include the
saucy UNWRAP ME, the Daft Punk meets Lieutenant Pigeon rave-up
GONNA HAVE A PARTY, and the Rea-in-reverse WELCOME
HOME, ready made for a Woolworths ad that will sadly never be. Pete
has also written a cracking uptempo melancholy track with an Ennio
Morricone/New Order feel that is so new it doesn’t have a title yet.

“Now, not everyone feels quite the same way about Christmas as we do
(especially birthday boy Bob, who thinks he owns it) so this will be a limited
edition of 3,000 numbered copies, available for the 2010 festive season only.
And unlike FOXBASE BETA it won’t be available in the shops.”


Apparently there will be three tiers in which you can obtain the release,
with escalating prices: the numbered CD, a numbered CD plus autographed
Christmas card, and the CD/card pack plus a bonus CD featuring a “personally
dedicated Christmas song – with your name in the lyric – that is not on the
main album and is sung by Sarah.”  Folks
who sign up for the fanclub at will be able to preorder the
record from Nov. 3 to 20, and then that’ll be it, so don’t miss out.



2nd December
supporting Scissor Sisters at the Brighton Centre
10th December
Belle & Sebastian’s All Tomorrow’s Parties, Minehead

11th December – Set Theatre, Kilkenny
16th December – Glasgow ABC
17th December – Manchester Ritz
18th December – London HMV Forum




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