Well yes, you’ve probably gathered by now that I’m very fond indeed of Saint Etienne, and so it is the source of some frustration to me that they’ve chosen to play my home town on a weekend when I’m away. But that shouldn’t stop you!
I’ve only seen them live once before, three years ago in Manchester, slightly bizarrely performing their debut album Fox Base Alpha in its entirety. As I recall Sarah Cracknell was losing her voice or unwell or something, but they still managed to be absolutely amazing.
In the coming weeks you can catch them across Canada and the USA, and then in November they switch to Spain before hitting the UK on the run-up to Christmas. Full tour dates are here.