New Album Release Date (14.10.2013) & Video Teaser of Across Six Leap Years

teaser for A6LY: 

A6LY teaser
“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”

Single Men (new song)

 

Introduced by Stuart yesterday in Gent (10th May) as a song from the period after the original band split, never played or recorded before.

 

Update: single men was performed at least 3 times during the Stuart Staples solo performances (2006 Cologne, Belgium, Hamburg)

A lengthy video interview with Stuart about a lot of things

a video-interview for http://www.FaceCulture.com

from the video descriptions:

” http://www.FaceCulture.com

Video interview with singer, guitarist Stuart Staples of the British pop band Tindersticks. FaceCulture spoke to him about the new album The Something Rain, Asphalt Ribbons, achieving ideas, transition, losing the spark within a band, taking a break, doubts about musical desire, continuing the band, first album after the break, group effort, influences on the making of a record, personal touch, self recording, selecting the songs for the record, Chocolate, My Sister, leaving Nottingham, moving to London, Medicine, writing and not writing on an acoustic guitar. Goodbye Joe, inspiration, learning from mistakes, song factory, the album title.
(10/01/2012)”

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.”

Tindersticks new album details – “The Something Rain” (Setlist & Video & Coverartwork)

See here for full details:
http://www.scdistribution.com/resources/cst086.pdf

“The Something Rain brims and bristles with canny narrative thrust. Slinky, supple compositions are spiked with plenty of barbed edges and sparkling fizz. Right out the gate, album opener “Chocolate” features David Boulter’s sequel to the spoken-word classic “My Sister” from Tindersticks’ 1995 eponymous release. Boulter narrates the story while the band works up a brilliant, brewing crescendo, abetted by the swirling horns of long-time collaborator Terry Edwards. This is indeed a new Tindersticks classic – edgier, more exuberant and more expansive – that spurs The Something Rain into a set of rolling, at times rollicking, and always inimitably Tinderstickian takes on smoky Northern Soul.”

Cover Artwork by Suzanne ;) (365 painted skies from Sep. 2010 – Sep. 2011 each day a sky)

tindersticks – Medicine (official video) from tindersticks on Vimeo.

Setlist:

1 Chocolate
2 Show Me Everything
3 This Fire Of Autumn
4 A Night So Still
5 Slippin’ Shoes
6 Medicine
7 Frozen
8 Come Inside
9 Goodbye Joe

“They have gradually grown into a tight five piece band, utilising the riches of a great extended family of musicians.
There are the usual collaborators here – Terry Edwards (saxophone) and Andy Nice (cello, soprano sax) – and on The Something Rain they are also joined by: Thomas Bloch (crystal bachet), Gina Foster (vocals) Julian Siegel (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone) and Will Wilde (chromatic harmonica).” (quoted from the City Slang details page)

Lenghth:
Tracks:
Chocolate 9:04
Show Me Everything 5:29
This Fire Of Autumn 4:17
A Night So Still 5:44
Slippin’ Shoes 4:32
Medicine 4:59
Frozen 5:43
Come Inside 7:40
Goodbye Joe 2:42

Running time: 50:14 minutes

Credits
David Boulter, Neil Fraser, Earl Harvin, Dan McKinna, Stuart A. Staples.
Guests:
Thomas Bloch, Terry Edwards, Gina Foster, David Kitt, Andy Nice, Julian Siegel and Will Wilde.

Release Dates: 20st February 2012 (Europe) & 21st February 2012 (US)

The Something Rain will be released on Lucky Dog for the UK, Constellation for the USA/Canada and on City Slang for Europe.

You can preorder here:
http://cstrecords.com/thesomethingrainpreorder/
http://cityslang.frocksteady.com/shop/music.html?artist=885
Lucky Dog : later this week

Btw: All versions are set to be identical. Just a difference of selling regions. Even the manufacturing is happening at the same place for the three (UK, USA/CANADA, Europe) editions !

this is what it looks like (Film Scores – bootleged videos)

3rd concert and now the first video appeared on youtube. here’s a video of “White Material” and other songs from yesterdays performance in Paris- Eglise Saint Eustache

White Material

 

update:

Trouble Every Day, Killing Theme and Maid Theme

 

and some others:

“Renes Death” &  “Pusan Snow” from L’Intrus

“Ma Soeur” & “La Passerelle” from Nenette&Boni

 

35rhums

 

(n.b. all videos taken from youtube – uploaded&recorded by “contrebandier“)

 

 

please note that in “killing theme” the video was blacked-out due to screening in a catholic church – other concerts have seen & will feature the killing theme with video support.

 

setlist:

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
23 Rumba

 

UPDATE 2: Pro-Shot by frenche Television TELERAMA (13+ minutes):

watch?v=_6eI3pnxVSc

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 http://www.sffs.org/tickets

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

more details here:

http://www.sffs.org/content.aspx?catid=9,709&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.””

 

 

Istanbul 11.04.2011 Film Festival will see tindersticks perform

Tindersticks will be playing and debuting the new Claire Denis OST Project on this year’s Istanbul Film Festival on April 11th 2011:

http://www.heheyt.com/tindersticks-ve-claire-denis-istanbulda-bulusacak.html

“Claire Denis 1996-2009 Soundtrack / Tindersticks Concert – Music and Film’ will travel the world under the title of this particular project, the Tindersticks, the world premiere of the project 30 Istanbul Film Festival on Monday evening, April 11 at 21.00 Fulya Art Center to perform.” (via google translate)

 

UPDATE: an english based version:

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-236472-tindersticks-to-play-claire-denis-scores-in-istanbul.html