It's no secret Saint Etienne are as fascinated by film as they are by music. Which is why they start cinematic projects whenever they get the chance. In 2005, shortly after premiering “Finisterre”, the Barbican asked Paul Kelly, a close collaborator of the trio, to make a creative documentary with a live soundtrack. The film pictures different parts of East-London, particularly the Lower Lea Valley, just before the bulldozers rode in to destroy the warehouses to make room for the Olympic Park for London 2012.
That's how “What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day?” came about and now it's about to be released on DVD. The disc comes with a CD featuring the soundtrack, written and performed by Saint Etienne, alongside a 15-page booklet with stills from the film and an essay by Bob Stanley. The edition is limited to 1500 copies, so if, after watching the trailer below, you feel compelled to get your hands on one, you'd better be quick. The DVD is slated for release in the first week of September.