INTERVIEW: Pete Wiggs talks about Saint Etienne’s 10th studio release, ‘I’ve Been Trying To Tell You’

INTERVIEW: Pete Wiggs talks about Saint Etienne's 10th studio release, 'I’ve Been Trying To Tell You' 2
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In episode #52 of The XS Noize Music Podcast, Mark Millar catches up with Pete Wiggs from London trio Saint Etienne.

Pete talks about Saint Etienne’s 10th studio release, I’ve Been Trying to Tell You – an album about optimism, youth and the late nineties.  It is accompanied by a sumptuous film by the same name directed by acclaimed photographer Alasdair McLellan. The Films of Saint Etienne including I’ve Been Trying to Tell You are now available to view on BFI Player as part of a collection of music-themed films called Sonic: Music in Movies

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Saint Etienne November Tour Dates
18.11.21 – Glasgow, St Lukes
19.11.21 – Sunderland, to be announced
20.11.21- London, Alexandra Palace Theatre
23.11.21 – Bristol, Trinity
24.11.21 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
25.11.21 – Saltaire, Victoria Hall
26.11.21 – Liverpool, Grand Central Hall
27.11.21- Hove, Old Market Tix

Tickets are available at

The album itself is available on both black and clear vinyl editions as well as a single-disc CD and a limited double-disc CD/DVD edition which includes the album, the film and sleeve notes from socialist writer Owen Hatherley. ​​The artwork is by renowned graphic design agency M/M (Paris) (Yohji Yamamoto, Björk, Madonna).

Rough Trade has made I’ve Been Trying to Tell You their Album of the Month for September and will offer an exclusive sky blue vinyl edition with a three-track remix CD with mixes by Daniel Avery, Jane Weaver and Vince Clarke here

In the pipeline is a Heavenly edition of the album with free flexidisc (check their Bandcamp shop here), in addition to a lovingly put together ‘super deluxe’ limited edition box set with signed prints, film poster, DVD, exclusive 10” vinyl and 12” album – more news to come very soon.

Saint Etienne - "I've Been Trying To Tell You"

I’ve Been Trying To Tell You tracklist
1. Music Again
2. Pond House
3. Fonteyn
4. Little K
5. Blue Kite
6. I Remember It Well
7. Penlop
8. Broad River

Xsnoize Author
Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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