Saint Etienne Shares “Dive” Video – US Tour Concluding In Southern California Today and Tomorrow
Home Counties Out Now On Heavenly Recordings
Saint Etienne have unveiled the video to Dive, the latest track to be taken from their recently released album, Home Counties, which came out on Heavenly Recordings in June of this year.
Talking about the inspiration behind the video, director Esther Johnson said:
Dive is such a summery song, and when I first heard it I was reminded of days at the seaside, with fish & chips and milkshakes. I chose to shoot the video in Scarborough, because many of the locations and features I loved there as a child are still intact: the ice-cream parlours, the funicular railway, the (now derelict) Futurist theatre, the signs. These features also link with another of my loves as a filmmaker: French New Wave cinema of the late 1950s and 1960s. The song’s immediacy and in-the-moment-ness suggested that the video’s story should take place in a single day. The boy visits the girl from across the sea; they spend the day together; they part. The various recurring motifs were inspired partly by my own memories, partly by the New Wave, and partly by the history and iconography of Saint Etienne.
Dive was released on September 8th 2017 as the lead track of an EP package which will be available as a 4 track CD, featuring new tracks London Like A Distant Sun, Doods Brow & Obvious alongside Dive, and a remix CD and 12” featuring mixes of Dive from Colorama & Shawn Lee, Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye and Matt Berry.
The album, Home Counties, was produced by Shawn Lee of Young Gun Silver Fox, with support from Augustus (Kero Kero Bonito), Carwyn Ellis (Colorama, Edwyn Collins), Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires), Richard X (Girls On Top / Black Melody) and long-time collaborator Gerard Johnson (Denim, Yes). It was recorded in central London. Sarah, Bob and Pete commuted to the studio every day for six weeks. The cover of the album was designed by renowned artist Scott King (www.scottking.co.uk)
Finally, Saint Etienne are concluding a run of shows, with the two final dates being here in the Southland. Do not miss a chance to catch up with this legendary collective at the following venues:
Oct 5 – Pomona, CA – Glass House
Oct 6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre