The 2016 Q&A from the band

It has been quite a tradition for members of the band to sit down & answer questions from fans/members of their official web phorum.

Like in  2001, 2010 and 2012, they released again this year a new Q&A article. This time on their website:

Go over there & check it out.

source: official website screenshot

strange things in secret places – potential new tindersticks documentary

strange things might happen in secret places ;)
(until officially confirmed, please file under “rumour” or gossip)
screening of a new “documentary about Tindersticks”
original source: Thomas Belhom’s official homepage & fb page
PARIS– Fr in a secret place
Thursday, April the 21rst, 2016 : “carte blanche aux Tindersticks”
8:30pm = documentary about Tindersticks / 10:30pm = Thomas BELHOM (drums, vocal, guitar, piano synthétique) & Cédric Thimon (saxophone & electronic) / at midnight = DJ Dave Boulter !
(the tindersticks are playing at “Les Bouffes du Nord” on this evening)
secret place-Paris
website screenshot
btw there was already a dutchTV documentary in 1999 about the band, you can still watch it here:
final update: this was an tindersticks invite-only event – in the end the “documentary” was the TWR films screened & David Boulter not Dj-ing that night.

tindersticks & social media relationship

an interview bit (from 2011) … sums it up pretty well, or ?!


“Q: Many bands write up tour blogs when they’re on the road for while and keep in touch with followers and fans via social networks online; it really helps keep followers and fans updated in a pseudo-personal way. Seeing you have quite the cult following, how have you adapted to the evolution of social networking helped you keep in touch with the world at large?

A: I like a bit of mystery. I’ve never been interested in meeting my heroes or knowing what they eat for breakfast. It’s very easy these days to have everything delivered to your lap from your laptop.
We do post information and “sell” ourselves over the internet, we have our web site. We have a forum we occasionally take part in. But if we were to spend our time keeping people aware of the mundane ins and outs of our lives, we’d never have the time to live those lives… or make music. 
I would rather see the world than keep in touch with it.”


Official Tindersticks Forum Favourite Song Poll TOP-24 (2013)

here we have the Official Tindersticks Forum Poll TOP-24 results from the poll which was performed in 04-2013.

Great choices folks & Thanks to all who took part & esp. organized it (Gary) !

That poll was a lot of FUN rediscovering forgotten beauty !!!

1- raindrops – (216 points)
2- jism (184 points)
3- mistakes (163 points)
4- my oblivion (155 points)
5- trouble every day (149 points)
6- cherry blossoms (141 points)
7- patchwork (129 points)
8- travelling light (125 points)
9- city sickness (124 points)
10- my sister (123 points)
11- kathleen (123 points)
12- talk to me (115 points)
13- walking- (109 points)
14- tiny tears- (109 points)
15- seaweed- (107 points)
16- marbles- (106 points)
17- a night in- (104 points)
18- frozen- (102 points)
19- the not knowing (95 points)
20- show me everything (95 points)
21- factory girls (95 points)
22- dying slowly (94 points)
23- another night in (94 points)
24- don’t look down (92 points)

The numbers indicate the points given on a minimum 24 song vote with 240 points altogether – 37 fans voted in this poll – Thanks :)


here’s a playlist on youtube – playlist in reverse order (24th place: first video … 1st place: last video – n.b. videos selected subjectively)




and for completeness here are the full results of all songs voted for in the poll & didn’t made it to the Top-24:

can we start again 92
blood 91
snowy in F# minor 85
sleepy song 85
whiskey & water 78
let’s pretend 76
if she’s torn 76
bathtime 73
i know that loving 71
can our love … 70
if you’re looking for a way out 67
mother dear 62
her 62
a night so still 58
sometimes it hurts 57
milky teeth 56
the other side of the world 52
she’s gone 49
say goodbye to the city 49
for those … 49
drunk tank 48
running wild 46
no more affairs 46
buried bones 46
take me 45
boobar 45
tyed 44
el diablo en el ojo 43
until the morning comes 42
paco de renaldo’s dream 40
4.48 psychosis 40
you take this heart of mine 39
sweet memory 37
rented rooms 37
yesterday’s tomorrows 36
medicine 36
the hungry saw 35
don’t ever get tired 34
all the love 33
a sweet sweet man 31
tricklin 30
dancing 30
come feel the sun 28
vertrauen ii 26
cfgf 24
what are you fighting for 23
keep you beautiful 23
(tonight) are you trying to fall in love again  23
slippin shoes 21
here 21
black smoke 21
falling down a mountain 20
before you close your eyes 20
ballad of tindersticks 20
the flicker of a little girl 19
nectar 18
chilitetime 18
this fire of autumn 17
people keep comin round 17
visiting 17

waiting for the moon 16

desperate man 16
untitled 15
dick’s slow song 14
bearsuit 14
a little time 14
shadow 13
introduction 13
she rode me down 12
fast one 12
piano song 11
harmony around my table 11
tie-dye 10
i’ve been loving you too long 10
back to the earth 10
pretty words 9
just drifting 9
e-type 9
chocolate 9
a marriage made in heaven 8
waiting round you 7
my autumn’s done come 7
make believe 7
hubbards hills 7
you’re a pussycat 6
trying to find a home 6
tea stain 6
now its over 6
no man in the world 6
this fire of autumn disco 5
the organist entertains 5
the girl on death row 5
i was your man 5
harry’s dilemma 5
everything changes 5
vertrauen iii 4
the turns we took 4
sweet release 4
singing 4
kooks 4

we have all the time of the world (james bond theme) 4
what is a man 3
velvet fog 3
in a secret place 3
from the inside 3
come inside 3
plus de liasons 2
one way street 2
goodbye joe 2
sexual funk 1
piano music 1
peanuts 1
just a dog 1
i want you 1
e-type joe 1


1st tindersticks Concert ever was in september 1992 (updated)

the 1st tindersticks concert ever was not The Powerhouse gig on 02.12.1992 (Supporting Kick Asteroid and Surrender Dorothy (who later became Sleeper)) but was a gig in The Borderline, London, on 25th or 26th September 1992 (supporting Ed Kuepper and the New Imperialists)

see here:

… as Neil & Stuart remembered lately.


the 2nd tindersticks ever was then on 7th November 1992 in the Old White Horse (London):

source: original artwork, photographed at the botanique exhibition 2001, brussels

and the 3rd was:

Saturday 28 November 1992 or Sunday 29 November 1992
All Nighter 1992
Scala Theatre, London, UK
line-up: Stereolab Tindersticks Huggy Bear Moonshake The Hair And Skin Trading Co Mambo Taxi

and some memories from Neil Fraser on that gig:

I do remember that gig…it was a long night. A byline regarding that show…there was a review of us from the Scala gig in the Melody Maker (or Sounds, not sure which now) with a photo of me and Stuart. I had a ‘proper’ job at the time and my boss, who saw the photo, basically asked me to make a decision between my job and being in a band – I was taking some time off work due to tindersticks commitments – I think I made the right choice.


1st new 2013 tindersticks shows up in the depths of the internet – Berlin Admiralspalast 28th october 2013

it’s a bit early, but here’s the first showing of an tindersticks gig in 2013 – looks to be (hopefully) part of an autumn 2013 tour:


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.”