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The Something Rain - 2023 Reissue

    The Something Rain was recorded in bursts over approximately a year, from May 2010 to August 2011 and mixed in September- October 2011. It was a time of experimentation, of searching and honing down a shape and sound. Of the twenty or so ideas they set out with, nine songs became the final album.

    The Something Rain was recorded in bursts over approximately a year, from May 2010 to August 2011 and mixed in September- October 2011. It was a time of experimentation, of searching and honing down a shape and sound. Of the twenty or so ideas they set out with, nine songs became the final album. 

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Chocolate
    2. Show Me Everything
    3. This Fire Of Autumn
    4. A Night So Still
    5. Slippin' Shoes
    6. Medicine
    7. Frozen
    8. Come Inside
    9. Goodbye Joe

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    Past Imperfect: The Best Of Tindersticks '92 - '21

      As the band celebrate their thirtieth year, ‘Past Imperfect…’ showcases collected works throughout their rich history, with the addition of one new track. It is in chronological order and split in to 4 sections/2 halves – the first half being the original line up of the band with Al Macaulay (drums), Mark Colwill (bass) and Dickon Hinchliffe (violin, guitar, string arrangements). The second half is the present-day line up with Earl Harvin (drums) and Dan McKinna (Bass, piano, string arrangements). Stuart. A. Staples, Neil Fraser (guitar) and David Boulter (various instruments) are always present.

      There are two songs from Claire Denis films – ‘Tiny tears’ from ‘Nanette et Boni’ (’96) and ‘Both Sides of the Blade’ from her latest film ‘Avec amour et acharnament’ (’21). There is also the version of ‘Willow’ sung by Stuart, rather than Robert Pattison who sang the version in ‘High life’ (’19).

      '92 - '96 - City Sickness, Her (‘92), Tiny Tears, Travelling Light (duet with Carla Torgerson), My Sister.

      '97 - '03 - Rented Rooms, Can We Start Again?, Dying Slowly, Sometimes it Hurts (duet with Lhasa de Sela), My Oblivion.

      '08 - '14 - Harmony Around My Table, Show Me Everything, This Fire of Autumn, Medicine, What Are You Fighting For?

      '16 - '21 - How He Entered, Were We Once Lovers?, Willow (New), Pinky in the Daylight, Both sides of the blade.

      “Nobody was between us and the records that we made,” says Tindersticks frontman Stuart Staples. Mavens of intimate and expansive mood-song, Tindersticks have forged paths of their own unobstructed making over three decades, avidly trend-averse in their dusky and far-reaching explorations of the heart. Released through City Slang on 25th March, Past Imperfect: The Best of Tindersticks ’92-’21 maps the band’s 30-year journey across a peerless 20-track chronology. “Each step a story,” as Staples said on “How He Entered”. And every song a fresh twist in a winding tale. It is the sound of an uncommonly ambitious band always seeking new ways to connect with their songs, rediscovering themselves as a unit at every turn so that everything familiar about their music sounds fresh again. Always, of course, by nobody’s measure but their own.

      TRACK LISTING

      Past Imperfect: The Best Of Tindersticks ’92 – ‘21
      A1. City Sickness (Taken From The First Tindersticks Album)
      A2. Her (’92) (unreleased Version)
      A3. Tiny Tears (Taken From The Original Soundtrack “Nénette Et Boni”)
      A4. Travelling Light (Single Version)
      A5. My Sister (Taken From The Album Tindersticks)
      B1. Rented Rooms (Taken From The Album Curtains)
      B2. Can We Start Again? (Taken From The Album Simple Pleasure)
      B3. Dying Slowly (Taken From The Album Can Our Love)
      B4. Sometimes It Hurts (Taken From The Album Waiting For The Moon)
      B5. My Oblivion (Taken From The Album Waiting For The Moon)
      C1. Harmony Around My Table (Taken From The Album Falling Down A Mountain)
      C2. Show Me Everything (Taken From The Album The Something Rain)
      C3. This Fire Of Autumn (Taken From The Album The Something Rain)
      C4. Medicine (Taken From The Album The Something Rain)
      C5. What Are You Fighting For? (Taken From The Album Across Six Leap Years)
      D1. How He Entered (Taken From The Album The Waiting Room)
      D2. Were We Once Lovers? (Taken From The Album The Waiting Room)
      D2. Willow (Unreleased Version)
      D3. Pinky In The Daylight (Taken From The Album No Treasure But Hope)
      D4. Both Sides Of The Blade (Unreleased Version)

      Live At Glasgow City Halls 5th October 2008 (Deluxe CD And LP Box Set Only)
      A1. Introduction
      A2. Yesterdays Tomorrows
      A3. The Flicker Of A Little Girl
      A4. Come Feel The Sun
      A5. E-type
      A6. The Other Side Of The World
      B1. The Organist Entertains
      B2. Dying Slowly
      B3. Say Goodbye To The City
      B4. Sleepy Song
      B5. He’s Gone
      C1. The Hungry Saw
      C2. Boobar Come Back To Me
      C3. All The Love
      C4. The Turns We Took
      D1. If You’re Looking For A Way Out
      D2. Her
      D3. The Not Knowing

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      Distractions

        Just before the end of the year 2020, a mere 12 months, after the release of their celebrated record “No Treasure But Hope”, Tindersticks surprised everyone with mentioning a new album to be released in 2021.

        Stuart Staples was already nurturing seeds for a different kind of Tindersticks album before lockdown halted their tour in early 2020, singer. If 2019’s “No Treasure but Hope” saw the band rediscovering themselves as a unit, the follow-up reconfigures that unit so that everything familiar about Tindersticks sounds fresh again. “Distractions” is an album of subtle realignments and connections from a restless, intuitive band: rich in texture and atmosphere, it lives between its open spaces and details, always finding new ways to connect with a song.

        If it’s an album that resists easy summation, at least one thing is clear: though it isn’t untouched by the lockdown, “Distractions” is not ‘a lockdown album’. As Staples says, “I think the confinement provided an opportunity for something that was already happening. It is definitely a part of the album, but not a reaction to it.”

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Barry says: Distractions is swimming with that classic Tindersticks sound, propulsive but underlined with a sort of post-punk gothiness and metronomic bassy groove. Brilliantly immersive and perfectly produced, this is sure to prove a big hit.

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Man Alone (can’t Stop The Fadin’)
        A2. I Imagine You
        A3. A Man Needs A Maid
        B1. Lady With The Braid
        B2. You’ll Have To Scream Louder
        B3. Tue-moi
        B4. The Bough Bends

        Tindersticks

        No Treasure But Hope

          Three years since their last album proper, singer Stuart Staples decided Tindersticks’ return called for something special and No Treasure but Hope, is very much that! Rich in intuitive warmth, lush melodies and an inquisitive spirit, it’s an album that casts a fresh light on Tindersticks’ core qualities, bathed in the glow of a band intent on rediscovering what they can do. Expanding the horizon without losing the focus, No Treasure but Hope manages to collect some of the band’s most immediate work in one outstanding album. This is the bands twelfth record, the earliest Tindersticks release being in 1991. Over the course of the band’s rich history, Staples has found a voice in film composition as well. This includes a soundtrack to Claire Denis’ science-fiction film High Life (2019), which features vocals from actor Robert Pattinson.


          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: For their first album in three years, Tindersticks bring us a haunting collection of brittle piano-led ballads, rich in atmospheric ambience and shimmering with reverb. songs like 'Trees Fall' and 'See My Girls' revel in the sort of off-piste vocal turns you'd expect from Nick Cave, and help to cement Staples & Co. as one of the most creative musical forces out there.

          TRACK LISTING

          A1. For The Beauty
          A2. The Amputees
          A3. Trees Fall
          A4. Pinky In The Daylight
          A5. Carousel
          B1. Take Care In Your Dreams
          B2. See My Girls
          B3. The Old Mans Gait
          B4. Tough Love
          B5. No Treasure But Hope

          Tindersticks

          Curtains

            Tindersticks are an English alternative rock band led by the singer Stuart A. Staples. They recorded several albums which became popular years after their release. One of them is the slightly bright but still dark coloured Curtains. The songs on the album develops themselves into intimidate and destructive pearls. Stuart and Co created some melancholic melodies questioning on privacy issues and the feelings of lost. The warmer tones can be found in the vocal parts and putting away some of the depressive moods from their first albums.

            Tindersticks recorded eleven albums to date and recorded songs for which Stuart A. Staples wrote lyrics based on his own life and that of people surrounding him.

            This expanded edition contains the 15 original album songs plus 9 bonus tracks with, among others, “Paco’s Theme”, “A Marriage Made In Heaven” (duet with Isabella Rossellini) and “Rented Rooms”.

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Another Night In
            A2. Rented Rooms
            A3. Don’t Look Down
            A4. Dicks Slow Song
            A5. Fast One
            B1. Ballad Of TIndersticks
            B2. Dancing
            B3. Let’s Pretend
            B4. Desperate Man
            B5. Buried Bones (featuring Anne Magnuson)
            B6. Bearsuit
            B7. (Tonight) Are You Trying To Fall In Love Again?
            C1. I Was Your Man
            C2. Bathtime
            C3. Walking
            C4. Bathtime
            C5. Paco’s Theme
            C6. Shadow
            D1. Manalow
            D2. Rented Rooms (single Version)
            D3. Rented Rooms (swing Version)
            D4. Make Believe
            D5. A Marriage Made In Heaven (duet With Isabella Rossellini)
            D6. For Those… (orchestral Version)


            Tindersticks release their new album ‘The Waiting Room,’ a milestone not just numerically, but musically and creatively. Their first studio album since 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘The Something Rain' (9/10 DiS, 8.1 pitchfork, 8/10 the Quietus, 8/10 DIY, 4/5 Guardian, 4/5 Independent on Sunday, 4/5 Uncut, 4/5 Q, 4/5 Observer) is the most ambitious, diverse and elaborate album you’ll have heard from Tindersticks in recent years. 2 decades into their musical voyage Tindersticks, established masters of restraint and poetic human emotion, are a band now confidently making the best songs of their career.

            ‘The Waiting Room' breathes gravity and features guest appearances by Jehnny Beth of Savages and a particularly poignant duet with long time friend of Stuart Staples, Lhasa De Sela. Not just an album but also an elaborate collaborative artistic project, each track is accompanied by a short film, each one a visual interpretation by it's own director. Christoph Girardet, Pierre Vinour, Claire Denis, Rosie Pedlow and Joe King, Gregorio Graziosi, Richard Dumas and Gabriel Sanna.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Millie says: Hazy and harrowing, The Waiting Room is an intimate album with soft lyrics which are told in a story-like manner holding incredible depth. It has remnants of Celtic folk influence from the percussion, orchestral choruses and tinkering sounds of loveliness!

            TRACK LISTING

            1 Follow Me
            2 Second Chance Man
            3 Were We Once Lovers?
            4 Help Youself
            5 Hey Lucinda
            6 This Fear Of Emptiness
            7 How He Entered
            8 The Waiting Room
            9 Planting Holes
            10 We Are Dreamers!
            11 Like Only Lovers Can

            DVD  
            1 Follow Me (Video)
            2 Second Chance Man (Video)
            3 Were We Once Lovers? (Video)
            4 Help Youself (Video)
            5 Hey Lucinda (Video)
            6 This Fear Of Emptiness (Video)
            7 How He Entered (Video)
            8 The Waiting Room (Video)
            9 Planting Holes (Video)
            10 We Are Dreamers! (Video)
            11 Like Only Lovers Can (Video)

            Continuing a long and fruitful creative relationship, Tindersticks have completed their 7th original film score for renowned director Claire Denis, for her provocative thriller LES SALAUDS (BASTARDS), released in French cinemas on 7th August. The film premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard and offers confirmation, were it needed, of the Denis’s status as one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers currently working, and of one of the most consistent and unique partnerships existing between a director and a group of musicians.

            Marking a fundamental stylistic departure for the band, the hypnotic electronic score resonates the darkly sensual and dreamlike rhythms of the film’s revenge narrative, featuring a new twist on the Hot Chocolate classic ‘Put Your Love in Me’. The soundtrack for Bastards/Les Salauds is released on the band’s Lucky Dog label.

            On the creative process Claire Denis says “Stuart read the screenplay, which I believe upset him a little. It took him time to find his bearings and start composing. I told him the film began in the rain, and suggested echoing this with dissonant electronic music. I had in mind Tangerine Dream’s music for Michael Mann’s Thief. We worked together as we’re accustomed to: I’d go and see him in his studio in Creuse, he’d come to Paris to make me listen and we’d talk.”

            Stuart Staples adds, “We talked about sailors and their relationship with dry land; an unreal place where the worst of things can happen…and inevitably do, a world of nightmares. I started to experiment with synthetic sounds - a strange environment, I felt like that sailor, surrounded by equipment and ideas that I didn’t understand. The idea to use Hot Chocolate's ‘Put your love in me’ was an early point of connection for me, to shift the desperation in that song into a different space, to give me something to hold on to and to grow from.”

            2013 is a landmark year for Tindersticks who turn 21 this year. The band are celebrating this special milestone with a plethora of exciting new music and art projects across 2013 including their 10th studio album Across six leap years, (released 14th October) and the autumn UK release of the book Singing Skies, the first collaboration between Stuart A Staples and his wife, artist Suzanne Osborne This anniversary year culminates in a jubilant ‘Across six leap years’ European tour in October.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Put Your Love In Me (fade) 
            2. Opening 
            3. Marco
            4. Elevator
            5. Night Time Cigarettes
            6. The Yellow Bike
            7. Naked Walk
            8. Factory / Day Drive
            9. Love On The Stairs
            10. Low Life
            11. Night Time Woods
            12. Night Drive
            13. Put Your Love In Me

            Tindersticks

            The Hungry Saw

              "The Hungry Saw" - the first Tindersticks album in five years - finds the newly stripped-down band sounding not only hungry but lean and thrilled again. The grand melancholy and gentle humour are still abundantly present, but there's a renewed energy, an appetite for spontaneity. Frontman Stuart Staples, buzzing, is looking forward, not back. 'You've just got to be true to the things that move you, that drive you to make things.'

              Tindersticks

              BBC Sessions

                After self-releasing several well-received singles, Tindersticks became darlings of the mainstream British and alternative American press with the 1993 release of their eponymously titled debut album. Moving from classically-tinged ballads, chaotic rockers with plenty of cacophonous dissonance, and simple, yet captivating pop gems, the band proved that an album with twenty songs could maintain a consistent vision without becoming repetitive. Where their contemporaries were often direct and to the point, Tindersticks were obtuse and leisurely, crafting dense, difficult songs layered with literary lyrics, intertwining melodies, mumbling vocals, and gently melancholy orchestrations. Essentially, the group filtered the dark romanticism of Leonard Cohen, Ian Curtis, and Scott Walker as filtered through the bizarre pop songcraft of Lee Hazlewood and the aesthetics of indie rock and with each successive record, the band upped the orchestral ante without compromising melody, subtlety or mood. This double CD contains 25 of their BBC In Session recordings made between 1993-1997, selected by the band. The artwork was designed by Stuart Staples and sleeve notes written by David Boulter.


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