St Etienne’s Sarah Cracknell announces new solo record titled ‘Red Kite.’

Were delighted that following the release of ‘Lipside’ in 1997, St Etienne’s Sarah Cracknell is releasing a new solo record.

Sarah Cracknell

Titled ‘Red Kite’ the new record is being released via Cherry Red on June 15th.

Listen to the opening track ‘On The Swings’ via Soundcloud.


Recorded and produced by Carwyn Ellis and Seb Lewsley who have both worked with Edwyn Collins, the album also features guests Nick Wire from Manic Street Preachers & The Rails.

Sarah spoke to Pitchfork about her influences for the record, read here.

Full Track listing:

01 On the Swings
02 Nothing Left to Talk About [ft. Nicky Wire]
03 In the Dark
04 Ragdoll
05 Underneath the Stars
06 Hearts Are For Breaking
07 Take the Silver [ft. the Rails]
08 The Mutineer
09 I Close My Eyes
10 It’s Never Too Late
11 I Am Not Your Enemy
12 Favourite Chair

Sarah Cracknell will also play a hand full of UK dates in June:

06-16 Brighton, England – Komedia
06-17 London, England – Bush Hall
06-19 Glasgow, Scotland – Oran Mor
06-20 Manchester, England – Gorilla
06-21 Leeds, England – Leeds City Varieties Music Hall


St Etienne are performing ‘Foxbase Alpha’ in full at this years End of The Road Festival as part of our Heavenly takeover of the garden stage on Saturday 3rd September.

Also on the Saturday bill is Mark Lanegan, Eaves, Stealing Sheep & H.Hawkline.



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