from the german Rolling Stone Magazine
Mainly this interview is on his Voice and the development of his Voice over the last decades.
“200%: Has your voice changed over the years; if yes how has it changed?
SS: It’s definitely changed and I think that’s a real kind of journey. Our third album had a kind of self awareness that I don’t think was part of the first two albums. They are kind of pure in that way. I never sung things more than once or twice, but that was because I was more excited getting behind the mixing desk to mess around with the songs. The singing then was somewhat less important than the sense of atmosphere on these records. The actual soundscape of the record was a driving force for me. It fascinated me that something you’ve written becomes a finished piece of music. It’s another world into which you step. With the album ‘Simple Pleasure’ I felt a need to concentrate on my singing and I distinctly felt that I was hitting a glass feeling. I couldn’t do what I wanted to, but I could see beyond this kind of barrier. It was a gradual process to record solo records and the second solo album ‘Leaving Songs’ was focused on producing a singer-songwriter album. It concentrated very much on my voice and words. Now, though, I think all of these things are irrelevant. Now I can feel something and I can open my mouth and I don’t worry about anything. I am close to thinking ‘It is what it is’ and I accept that. Being relaxed with something just helps me so much more.
200%: Is there any new material forthcoming either with Tindersticks or a solo album?
SS: We are currently touring England and are in the final process of mixing our new album, which will be released at the beginning of next year.”
according to this interesting interview in the Daily Post:
“Over summer Stuart, with David Boulter and Neil Fraser (co-founders of Tindersticks) plus additions Dan McKinna and Earl Harvin, will be working on a new album at Stuart’s French home studio, but it’s unlikely to be released before autumn.”
Check out here this month’s edition of ‘You and the Night and the Music’ with Adrian Arratoon (also known as “aad” on the official phorum) on Different Class Radio. This episode includes at the end a long & detailed interview with tindersticks guitarist Neil Fraser.
Some interesting points about the forthcoming “film scores” live shows:
- “we are working on a new album”
- “it’s gonna be … like an hour and 20 minutes long … there are scenes of films we’ve done soundtracks for … not in a chronological order”
- “The films will be projected behind us … on a stage with the movie screen behind us”
- Who’s gonna playing live?: “Me, Stuart, Dave the original three … then Dan Mckinna, Earl Harvin … the sort-of core Five … and there’s Terry Edwards … and Andy Nice … and a violin player, called Howard.”
Neil also talks detailed about touring & playing live in the past and now. Also about the mysterious box of matches called “tender stick” which became tindersticks as band-name in the end. About the Barbican gig in 2006 and the end of the original line-up. And in the end about football, his family, musical background, music industry, Vinyl releases and other interesting things like him studying chemistry at university.
UPDATE: the setlist from Istanbul (11-04-2011)
1 Ma Soeur
2 La Passerelle
3 Les Gateaux
4 35 Rhums Opening
5 Train Montage 1
6 Friday Night
7 White Material Opening
8 Bus Vision 1
9 Children’s Theme
10 Yellow Dog
11 Trouble Every Day
12 Killing Theme
13 Maid Theme
14 Train Montage 2
15 Renes Death
16 Pusan Snow
17 Horse Dream
18 The Black Mountain
19 The Otherside of the World
20 Attack on the Pharmacy
21 White Material Closing
22 Tiny Tears