Currently hard at work on the follow up to their highly acclaimed ‘The Family Strange EP’, macabre-charged rockers Saint Agnes have released an absolute BANGER of a new single, ‘This World Ain’t Big Enough’. The accompanying video is a crystal ball into the weird and wonderful world of Saint Agnes.
“This World Ain’t Big Enough’ is a song about toxic love: that person that you can’t live with or without. Jon and I chose to lockdown together so that we could keep working, and that proximity resulted in a song about two things: being unable to exist in the same space at the same time… but also unable to exist anywhere else.” divulges Kitty A Austen.
“We got together on Halloween night to film a video at a closed emporium and antiquities warehouse. We’ve missed being a weird little family on tour so much that when we could finally all get together, we made a series of strange family portraits to commemorate the occasion.” says Kitty.
London based Saint Agnes are renowned for their visceral (and reckless) live shows, abandoning all concern for their personal safety and clambering around, all in the name of having a great time. Seeing as live shows are on hiatus for the moment, the band found a new way to shock during lockdown when filming a video for The Meanest Little Kid In Town taken from The Family Strange EP – watch here, as well as remixing tracks from Pengshui and CLT DRP.
It also resulted in the creation of The Quarantine Diaries – a twisted collection of cover songs with accompanying vignette-videos filmed on an iphone in their east london flat. A particular highlight was receiving a response from none other than Nick Cave himself, when he heard their cover of Grinderman’s ‘No Pussy Blues’. He described it as “chilling and superior”.
Saint Agnes have already clocked up over 6 million streams on Spotify and pressings of their visceral Goth-western debut album Welcome To Silvertown and the follow-up EP The Family Strange have both sold out. A huge part of their appeal and what keeps their fanbase so loyal is Kitty and Jon’s world-building – they are, obsessively, in control of all aspects of songwriting, music production, video directing and artwork creation and this makes for an almost immersive fan-experience. Listeners are invited to lose themselves in an all-encompassing twisted, comic-book world. Saint Agnes also love to engage with their fans in creative ways, going as far as offering out their track Daughter of Lucifer to be remixed and received hundreds of submissions.