Arte TV streams the Gig in Paris on Monday 5th March

Arte+ will be streaming the band’s Paris show in Le Trianon on Monday 5 March:

http://liveweb.arte.tv/fr/video/Tindersticks_en_direct_du_Trianon/

Official stream will be available for 1/2 a year btw.

from their french site:
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Après plus de 20 ans de carrière, Tindersticks évolue toujours dans un clair-obscur au charme suranné que l’atmosphère mélancolique et vénéneuse de son 9ème album ne viendra pas démentir. Entre folk spectral, orchestrations élégiaques et tentations d’aller vers une légèreté soul, le bateau a pourtant souvent tangué. Après Waiting For The Moon en 2003, le chanteur Stuart Staples – émigré en France, dans la Creuse – avait tenté l’aventure en mode solitaire. C’était pour mieux tout reconstruire et revenir aux affaires collectives en 2008, avec le remarquable The Hungry Saw qui inaugurait une sorte de deuxième jeunesse pour le groupe.

Entre temps, les Anglais s’étaient aussi fait l’auteur des bandes originales des films de Claire Denis (de Nénette & Boni à White Material), récemment rééditée en coffret, avant qu’une belle alliance entre City Slang et Constellation décide d’accueillir les nouvelles productions d’un groupe dont la géométrie, recentrée autour de ses trois membres fondateurs, ne cesse de varier.

The Something Rain (à découvrir par là) sonne à première écoute un peu plus électrique et rapide que ses prédécesseurs, et apparaît comme une étape supplémentaire dans la mue d’un groupe qui ne cesse d’habiller différemment sa mélancolie douce-amère. Les débuts furent très orchestraux, ici les armes sont plus variées : on y entend ici une boite à rythme vintage, du spoken word ou encore une touche d’un funk délicat et discret.

Une chose demeure : Stuart et ses petits amis font toujours dans la dentelle majestueuse. Et, on l’espère, dans les prestations scéniques bouleversantes.”

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Great Article from The Quietus about the new album, old official videos & albums in retrospect

The latest Quietus article features a great interview with Stuart & David – esp. the comments on their old official videos & albums in retrospect are worth exploring.

“… DB: The first album was a really fresh, wonderful time. We’d spent then years growing up, being in bands, trying to be successful. When we gave up trying, everything seemed to happen. And I remember us wanting to introduce the band to public through the ‘City Sickness’ video – not making a traditional video trying to impress people at MTV, but having little story, and a natural feel to it.

SS: The song is still very special to me. I wrote it in St Ives – I’d taken a train there to escape London, to try and sort my head out – and I’ve been back there since, gone back to that spot, and could remember that exact moment. It was something felt at that time, and needed to say. And that relationship with Martin [Wallace, their video director] is still so strong. That visual sense has always been so important to us. And this video, with David ending up being right at centre of it….I was a bystander, with Syd in that video as a baby [Stuart’s eldest daughter, now 20]. There were some hairy moments with David pushing her through Soho late at night, getting severe looks from people! But whenever I think of this song now…we’d just made first album, we were on a real high. Full of pure joy.”

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Statement on the “soundquality” on TSR album

freshly in (found on the official fb newsstream) tinderbit:

“The band has received a technical question from a fan (Jörg Lippmann) regarding the sound quality on the new record (compression and clippings). Here’s a reply from the legendary John Dent at Loud Mastering who masters all of Stuart’s music and has a reputation which is hard won, well deserved and beyond reproach.

“Stuart went for a particular sound that was reminiscent of 70s vinyl, warts n all, (Roxy music -ish) it’s a bit compressed, not massively, but then most cds have some compression, and there are definitely a few dirty sounding sections, that are more noticeable on headphones, if you want to be fussy then the writer has a point but this is art, and the sound is there for Stuart’s desired emotional effect and it is very effective and it was difficult to get just right, so….”

As John has mentioned, the sound of the record is as Stuart wanted it to be for all sorts of specific reasons.”

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