UPDATE: The forum is back & running at the new destination (some still existing problems are to be solved soon) – check out here: http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/forums/
the fan/member forum aka phorum (in the old days) or “member area” on the official website http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/forum/ is down due to technical reasons since some weeks. If you enter the website on the main-page, the forum web-subsite is not visible anymore in the menu too.
update: but nothing is lost – entries & login-data has been backed-up, expect the forum to reopen soon again :)
Other places for fan interaction/discussion on tindersticks topics in the meantime includes these options:
- official band page on the facebook website: https://www.facebook.com/tindersticksofficial
- official band twitter website: https://twitter.com/tindersticksUK
- official band page on youtube (features selected official videos of the band): https://www.youtube.com/user/tindersticksofficial
- official band instagram page (not that often updated though): https://www.instagram.com/tindersticksuk/
and the unofficial, fan-based tinderbootlegs live music discussion group on facebook:
from the group description:
*** tindersticks - live music / audio-video bootlegs discussion group *** This is a private, non-public and non-profite discussion group which deals with all aspects of the live beauty of the music of the band "tindersticks" Feel free to: * Post links of audio/video bootleg content/-links * Post or participate on tinderbootlegs trading trees * Post your own live bootleg pictures or links * Post your own recorded video bootlegs or links * Discuss tindersticks live gigs, setlists or concert reviews * Discuss official tindersticks releases (Vinyl, CD, Cassettes, Books, Soundtracks/Films, Promos or other merchandise items) * Discuss even tindersticks OFF-topic things (as far as it is somewhere related or of interest for the majority of the members of this group) DO NOT post SPAM Postings (esp. non music related (tinder app or similar) & spamming-members will be deleted in any case here - zero tolerance policy applies here. IMPORTANT - a strict door policy applies here - If you have NO interests in music at all or don't "like" tindersticks(official) or other related bands/musicians or you favor special dating apps & groups, the chances are really high that YOU WON'T BE LET IN - sorry ! Keep in mind that you do all things here on "tinderbootlegs" on a non-profit basis & please support the band through buying their official records, books and/or other merchandise and last but not least: visit their live shows !!! Enjoy the live beauty of tindersticks & have a nice time here around too :)
Xmas/year’s end posting on the official website:
read the full message , here:
“Here’s to 2017 – lets give it some hope!”
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.
“We are proud to announce the release of our 10th studio album, ‘across six leap years’, on 14 October 2013. Recorded at Studio 2, Abbey Road between 6-9 April 2013, ‘across six leap years’ features 10 new versions of songs from throughout our history.
‘Recording these songs again was not so much about righting past mistakes or inadequacies, but more about the power of now. Something that’s been growing since the film shows, something that made us recognise how we feel now, and connecting that to our past feel important.
Walking up to Abbey Road, it could easily have overcome us. But it had nothing to do with its past. We weren’t there to take photos on the crossing. I didn’t think about playing the Lady Madonna piano. I’d like to say it was just another studio, but sadly, that’s not true anymore. It’s one of the only studios of its kind left. And it wasn’t about our past either. These songs feel like cover versions. Someone else’s music we feel we had something new to bring to. Abbey Road could have been a big slap on the back. Or a big punch in the face. But it felt natural. It’s where we should be. It’s important that we got here and to give ourselves some credit. It’s also important to give these songs a new life.
And so much more fun than a greatest hits album. 21 years of tindersticks. This isn’t a selected highlights. It just shows how far we’ve come.’
David Boulter 2013”
In order to close a still open chapter, there has been an second poll going on the official tindersticks forum, voting on the 9 tindersticks albums released so far under the name tindersticks (excluding S.A.Staples solo albums).
After a dispute, the organizer of that poll (Steve) decided to leave the forum board, and he just has mailed in the preliminary results (so far) and after me adding up the points of the votes made past his departure, here i can present you the (now) “unofficial” tindersticks poll#2 (2013) results:
30 members of the official tindersticks forum, took part in the poll and voted for their favourite tindersticks albums. Each vote got 45 points (9 points for the most favourite, 8 points for the 2nd most favourite, 7 points for the 3rd most favourite … and 1 point for the last favourite album). All 30 votes totalled in the end 1350 points with this order (total points for each album):
1. Second tindersticks Album (231 points)
2. First tindersticks Album (222 points)
3. Curtains (200 points)
4. Simple Pleasure (147.5 points)
5. The Hungry Saw (146 points)
6. The Something Rain (120.5 points)
7. Waiting For The Moon (113.5 points)
8. Can Our Love (108.5 points)
9. Falling Down A Mountain (61 points)
One of the best live-gigs ever , playing the 2nd album in full order in the original line-up for the last time (Soundboard Quality)
source: www.tindersticks.co.uk (concerts archive)
n.b. there are 3 other full concerts currently on this website: http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/yesterdays/concerts/