Official Tindersticks site ( relaunches on 24th April with a new design

from the phorum announcement of the band :


“tindersticks are delighted to announce that their new website will be launched this Sunday 24 April (Happy Easter)!

Unbeknownst to most of you Lara and Nathan (Hemmel) have been beavering away putting many wrongs to right in an effort to offer you a website a bit closer to what the band are and what you have intimated you would like (raise a glass to them, please!!).

Now don’t get overexcited…I’m sure you will expect the odd teething problem (although it all seems to be working pretty well!)…two of which will be:

1. You will have to re-register to join the forum / members area of the site. The upside is that you’ll then have some of the extra forum facilities that you have been craving for so long.

2. The shop is not ready!!! One day I will tell you why it has continued to be such a heartbreaking experience for me since day one!! It really is imminent and will not be a short term thing this time.

Everyone hopes you will enjoy it – we’re looking forward to your comments on the new forum.

Thanks for your continued support for the band and your ever-constructive suggestions. See you on the other side……”


so say goodbye to the old design

source: website screenshot


UPDATE: say hello to the new site – it’s online from today (Easter Sunday) !


here’s what you might expect:


Welcome to the new site and forum!

by hemmel »

Hi, everyone, and welcome to the new tindersticks site and forum. Here are a couple highlights of the new site:


Main site:

Hello, donkey. You all know what to do here. We’ve added a scrolling RSS feed to the bottom, so you can see the latest headlines.



Here’s where you will find the latest news from the band. Feel free to add that page to your RSS reader. You will also find the search field here, which will allow you to search the entire site.



Information for upcoming, confirmed shows will be found here. A truncated “upcoming shows” listing is found at the bottom of each page.



We are in the process of moving the information from Tindergigs to this portion of the new site. This is a major undertaking (obviously). will remain available (but not updated) while this transition is going on.



You’ll find streaming audio for all of the main albums. Also, David has been kind enough to write some reflections on Can Our Love… and Waiting for the Moon. We’re in the process of completing the discography, and will announce when further additions have been added to the site.



A special section for the Claire Denis films and the soundtracks that accompany them that Neil created. You’ll also find some of Neil’s photography scattered throughout the site.



Once the shop is sorted out, the door will be here.



As you can tell, this is a bit different than the old site. When you register, you will have access to both the forum and the members area (forthcoming). Your login information will work for both. We have some great things planned for the members area, which I think you’ll really like.



Take a look around, try out a couple things, and get comfortable. Lara and I are here to help, so send us a private message, email, etc., if you have any questions.”

Tindersticks announce UK tour

just found this press release regarding the newly announced UK Tour 2011 here:


Tindersticks are delighted to announce UK tour dates in October, in conjunction with Music Beyond Mainstream to celebrate the band’s long awaited release of Claire Denis Film Scores 1996 – 2009. The tour will mark the first time that Tindersticks have toured the UK in over a decade, tickets will go on sale 26th April and the dates are as follows:


16 Oct – Edinburgh, Usher Hall

17 Oct – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall

18 Oct – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall

19 Oct – Basingstoke, The Anvil

22 Oct – Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre

24 Oct – York, The Barbican

25 Oct – Northampton, Royal & Derngate

26 Oct – Brighton, The Dome

28 Oct – Gateshead, The Sage


A boxed set collection featuring all 6 Claire Denis film scores, written and performed by Tindersticks over the last 15 years, will be available for the first time together on 5CD, 5x180gLP and download on Constellation Records. Released worldwide on April 26th and available for pre-order now. 4 of the 6 soundtracks have been previously unreleased including White Material. Housed in a custom window-cut slipcase, the box set also includes a 64pp perfect-bound booklet with 30pp of colour plates of film stills and an essay (in English and French) by renowned music writer Michael Hill (who has also contributed liner notes for collections by Lou Reed, Sam Cooke, The Replacements and others).

To accompany this extra special release of Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009, the band are performing a series of ambitious live concerts in cinematic settings, bringing together the music with film projections of the evocative images that inspired it. Set in motion by an invitation from the San Francisco Film Festival to perform in May 2011, the project has gathered interest and momentum and is launched with a live performance at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on 26th April (19:30) in conjunction with the British Film Institute, and a special screening of Nenette et Boni at the BFI Southbank on the 27th April (18:30, NFT1), followed by an onstage Q&A with Claire Denis and Stuart A. Staples, to discuss their work together and artistic affinity.

Further performances are being scheduled across Europe in 2011.

Tindersticks have had a long and fruitful relationship with feted French film director Claire Denis.  The scores are a celebration of a meeting of minds and the band’s unique and ongoing artistic collaboration with Denis; from her award-winning Nenette et Boni (1996) to her recently acclaimed White Material (2009),  also including the beautifully observed 35 Shots of Rum (2008), the infamous Trouble Every Day (2001) and 2 solo soundtracks: Stuart A. Staples’ solo score for Denis’s lyrical and impressionistic The Intruder(2004) and Dickon Hinchliffe’s score for the sensual Vendredi Soir (2002).

The Tindersticks film scores stand faithfully alongside Claire Denis’s own critically acclaimed trajectory, in what is unarguably one of the most fertile, consistent and resonant creative relationships between a director and a group of musicians in contemporary cinema. 


“Sometime in Paris ‘95, I thought it was La Cigalle, she says it was the Bataclan, I’m not sure.

That is where we met anyway, one of those places, after a concert.

She was writing the screenplay for Nenette et Boni and something in our song ‘My Sister’ had clicked with her, she asked us if we would like to make the music for the film. We had film scoring pretensions, soundtrack music had always been a thing of David’s from when we met way back (though we could barely play, we had dreams).

It seemed the right next move for us, it fitted with the energy and flow of our band.

We had this thing about Miles Davis’ Lift to the Scaffold. Passing through Paris he stopped off at the studio with his band and recorded the score right there and then, in a day, watching the film for the first time and reacting musically.

‘Seemed like a good place to start.

I suppose the essence was there, that’s how we began, and after a few fumbling months we delivered the music for Nenette et Boni, nervously.

That’s how it all started, maybe we just got on, had some kind of understanding; we have never really talked about it. I was told she said in an interview that we understand her films before she does; maybe that’s true in some way, but I think she was just being gracious.

Approaching each film has always asked us to step into an unknown, stretch ourselves and do things we did not think we were able. At the end we always feel changed in some way. This has fed into all our other music and is a contributing factor to why we’re still struggling to catch our ideas after all these years, still frustrated and fascinated in equal measure.

Other people have asked us to score their films, but we always reached a point where we realised that the freedom and conversation Claire affords (and expects from) us is not there, and then it becomes something different, making music for a purpose (money?) – something we’re well aware we have never been very good at.” – Stuart Staples, January 2011

Full list of soundtracks and running times: WHITE MATERIAL (2009) 16 TRACKS, 37:57, 35 RHUMS (2008) 12 TRACKS, 25:40, L’INTRUS (2004) – by Stuart A. Staples 10 TRACKS, 22:58, VENDREDI SOIR (2002) – by Dickon Hinchliffe 12 TRACKS, 23:40, TROUBLE EVERY DAY (2001) 14 TRACKS, 41:11, NENETTE ET BONI


Tindersticks are available for phone and face to face interviews. Claire Denis is also available for phone interviews. … (edited)





Featuring the song “Children’s Theme” –




“Children’s Theme” – WHITE MATERIAL TE-MATERIAL.mp3


“Le Rallye” – VENDREDI SOIR SOIR.mp3


“The Black Mountain” – L’INTRUS LINTRUS.mp3


“Opening” – 35 Rhums





9 tracks streaming here:


… (edited)”



Tindersticks add show at the IndieLisboa Film Festival in Lisbon on 11 May 2011

fresh on twitter: “We’re pleased to confirm we’ll be performing our “Claire Denis Film Scores” show at the IndieLisboa Film Festival in Lisbon on 11 May!

Tickets for the show in the IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon, on sale Friday 25/03 from FNAC



Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009 – Preorder Info

source: website screenshot    


Also MP3 / Flac  Release made available on Release date 26th April:


Special offer related to this and other new releases will be sent out this week: please stand by!

Links to pre-order partners in your region will become active during the week of March 14-21. Please be patient!



also available Soundcloud with promo-sampler (9 songs).

source: website screenshot  


Audio mastering for this collection by Harris Newman at Grey Market, Montreal, 2011.

White Material

Recorded at Le Chien Chanceux by Stuart A. Staples and at Kore Studios by Philip Bagenal, 2008.
Mixed at Le Chien Chanceux by Stuart A. Staples with Philip Bagenal, 2009.

David Boulter – Harmonium, electric guitar, glockenspiel, kalimba
Stuart A. Staples – Percussion
Dan McKinna – Bass and electric guitar
Neil Fraser – Electric guitar
Thomas Belhom – Drums, percussion
Andy Nice – Cello
Terry Edwards – Saxophone
Lucy Wilkins – Lead violin and string arrangements
Calina de la Mare – Violin
Alison Dods – Violin
Howard Gott – Violin

Written by David Boulter and Stuart A. Staples.

Bug Music Ltd 2011
Licensed from Lucky Dog Inc Ltd © 2011

35 Rhums

Recorded at Le Chien Chanceux by Stuart A. Staples, 2008.
Mixed at Le Chien Chanceux by Stuart A. Staples, 2008.

David Boulter – Fender Rhodes piano, melodica, string machine
Stuart A. Staples – Acoustic guitar, melodica
Dan McKinna – Bass guitar, Fender Rhodes piano
Neil Fraser – Electric guitar
Thomas Belhom – Drums, percussion
Christine Ott – Ondes Martenot

Written by David Boulter and Stuart A. Staples.

Bug Music Ltd 2011
Licensed from Lucky Dog Inc Ltd © 2011


Recorded at Lucky Dog, London by Stuart A. Staples and at La Ferme, St Marie by Ian Caple, 2004.
Mixed at Lucky Dog by Stuart A. Staples, 2004.

Stuart A. Staples – Guitars, keyboards
Thomas Belhom – Drums
Terry Edwards – Trumpet
Written by Stuart A. Staples.

Bug Music Ltd 2004
Licensed from Lucky Dog Inc Ltd © 2011

Vendredi Soir

Recorded at Angel Studios, London by Steve Price, 2002.
Mixed at The Dairy and Eastcote Studios, London by Philip Bagenal, 2002.

Dickon Hinchliffe – Violin and keyboards
Lucy Wilkins – 1st Violin, conductor
1st Violins – Sarah Button, Howard Gott, Jackie Norrie, Brian Wright
2nd Violins – Christopher Koh, Calina de la Mare, Anna Morris
Cellos – Oliver Kraus, Andy Nice, Sarah Willson

Written by Dickon Hinchliffe.

Bug Music Ltd 2002
Licensed courtesy of Soudaine Compagnie © 2002

Trouble Every Day

Recorded at Angel Studios, London by Steve Price with Tom Jenkins, and Eastcote Studios, London by Simon Sheridan with Antti Uusimaki, 2000.
Mixed at The Pierce Rooms, London by Stuart A. Staples and Ian Caple with Chris Settele and Richard Wilkinson, 2000.
Original mastering at Metropolis, London by Tim Young.

David Boulter – Piano, claves, maracas
Dickon Hinchliffe – Violin, vocal
Stuart A. Staples – Vocal
Alistair Macaulay – Drums
Bongos – David Pattman
Harp – Fiona Hibbert
Trumpets – Steve Sidwell, Paul Spong
Trombone – Neil Sidwell
Violins – Vaughan Armon, Ben Cruft, Simon Fischer, Pete Hanson, Patrick Kiernan, Perry Montague-Mason,
Emlyn Singleton, Jonathan Strange, Cathy Thompson, Chris Tombling, Dave Woodcock, Gavyn Wright
Cellos – Paul Kegg, Melissa Phelps, Frank Schaefer
Contrebasse – Malcolm Moore

Written by David Boulter, Dickon Hinchliffe, Alistair Macaulay, Stuart Staples.
String arrangements by Dickon Hinchliffe.

Copyright Control
Under license from Beggars Banquet © 2001

Nénette et Boni

Recorded at Eastcote, London by Ian Caple, 1995.
Mixed at The Stone Room, London by Ian Caple and Tindersticks, 1995.
Original mastering at Metropolis, London by Tim Young.

David Boulter – Organ, piano, vibes, glockenspiel
Mark Colwill – Bass
Neil Fraser – Guitar, glockenspiel
Dickon Hinchliffe – Piano, violin
Alistair Macaulay – Drums
Stuart A. Staples – Vocal, electric guitar
Violins – Heather Broadbent, Vic Evans, Zillah Hawley, Suzanna Horne, Tanja Housten, Becky Leetch,
Caroline Luckhurst, Kate Mackenzie, Suzannah Marsden, Jeff Moore, Julie Nicholau, Louise Walters,
Amanda Westgarth, Lucy Wilkins
Violas – Hannah Biss, Maritza Bulcock, Ann Louise Child, Kate Fraser, Samie Pullman
Cellos – Clare Parkholm, Annabelle Simmons, Andrew Skrimshire, Sarah Willson

Strings conducted by Rosie Lindsell.
Written by Tindersticks.

Copyright Control
Licensed courtesy of Universal International Music BV © 1996

Claire Denis photo by Ruth Ehrmann. Tindersticks photo by Richard Dumas.



“newsletter subscribers can take advantage of a 15% discount on the pre-shipping prices of all three of these new releases when you place an order for either the Tindersticks CD or LP Box Set.”

Code was emailed to the newsletter subscribers already.

Constellation lists Tindersticks Live Concerts for the Film Events incl. Paris 28/04/2011


11.04.2011 Istanbul TR Fulya Sanat
26.04.2011 London UK Queen Elizabeth Hall
28.04.2011 Paris FR Eglise St-Eustache
30.04.2011 Los Angeles US Luckman Theater
02.05.2011 San Francisco US Castro Theater

source: website screenshot  


tindersticks will be playing also the MADE Film Festival in Umea, Sweden, on 13 May 2011.

Tickets on sale on 8 April. More info


Tindersticks announce S.F. gig details – 2nd May 2011

Tindersticks will be playing The Castro Theatre as a special event at the San Francisco International Film Festival on 2 May!

Tickets are on sale from

Monday, May 2, 8:30 pm Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street. $25 members; $30 general public.

more details here:,709&pageid=2108

“For this special event, fellow Tindersticks members David Boulter, Neil Fraser, Dan KcKinna and Earl Harvin join Staples, augmented by additional musicians on strings and brass. The full ensemble will do dramatic justice to Denis’s visionary cinema through gorgeously dark-hued music that blends subtle guitar strumming and delicate violin arpeggios with otherworldly percussion and atmospheric washes of symphonic color over which Staples croons in his inimitable baritone. “Working with Claire makes us shift our vision,” Staples has said. “We come out the other end of it and we always feel kind of changed.””