Who'd have thought it, eh?...

St. Etienne fans staged an unlikely stage invasion at their heroes’ gig at LONDON’s ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL last night (October 10).

Hundreds of devotees who had fled their seats and gathered at the front of the stage responded to singer Sarah Cracknell’s promptings and joined her for a version of the band’s 1991 single ‘Nothing Can Stop Us’, the last song of the evening.

The band’s set was primarily composed of tracks from new album ‘Finisterre’, with three large video screens playing mini-movies created for each song on the LP.


Rapper Wildflower joined Cracknell to rap on a version of forthcoming single ‘Soft Like Me’, while Sarah Churchill from ‘psychobilly’ band Cosmetique guested on the new LP’s title track.

St. Etienne also played a clutch of old favourites, including set opener ‘Heart Failed (In the Back Of A Taxi)’, ‘Sylvie’, ‘Like A Motorway’ and ‘Hobart Paving’.

Meanwhile Cracknell appears on the new Funky Monkey album, ‘Join Us In Tomorrow’, released on November 4. But you can hear her contribution before that – ‘Tomorrow’s Girl’ is released as a very limited edition 7″ (only 100 copies available in the UK) from Monday (October 14).