New Live Tour Vinyl/CD “San Sebastian 2012″ & CD / 7”- Single (This Fire of Autumn) announced

Do you remember the recent announcement:

Great News on tindersticks “member area” incl. new live album in mid/late september, exclusively on their website from an announcement on the tindersticks phorum :

o, I know it’s been a while, and we promised the members area to be live soon. So, here’s an update: Soon = mid/late September.

But don’t despair! In addition to the first forum Q&A and the one from earlier this year (to be published for the first time), there’s going to be a nice “member’s only” surprise, that will be unavailable anywhere else. All tied into an announcement that may or may not have to do with the band playing live in your living room, your car, your office, etc.”

update: it’ll be actually two things, an (yet) undisclosed website-member-only “tinderitem” and this new live recording, as expected from tindersticks surely on a physical media (probably from the spring tour in Spain or Portugal) !””


Here’s the info:

A new Tour EP (on Vinyl & CD) and a 7″ Single (incl. Video to be released soon)


“To commemorate this gig, a selection of recordings from this live show, Live in San Sebastian 2012, will be made available in a special double pack edition of The Something Rain on 5 November on Lucky Dog / City Slang.

There will also be a a very limited run of Live in San Sebastian 2012 available on standalone vinyl. In addition, we will have a special standalone CD version of the live album that will only be available at our live shows and our online shop.”the Tracklist is:
1. Show Me Everything
2. This Fire of Autumn
3. A Night So Still
4. Medicine
5. Slippin’ Shoes
6. Frozen
7. Come Inside
8. Goodbye Joe….”To precede the release of Live in San Sebastian, we are releasing the track This Fire of Autumn (alternateversion) on 7” single b/w This Fire Of Autumn (instrumental) on 8th October. A video for This Fire of Autumn is forthcoming.” 

UPDATE on the available versions:

There are three versions of the live album.
1. the double package with TSR (out 5th November)
2. the cd only version
3. the vinyl only version

The cd will only be available on tour and in the online store.

“This Fire of Autumn” single will be available on cd and 7″ Vinyl (out 8th October) update – CD version cancelled 


check later here :

Update: All shows cancelled due to illness – Tindersticks add a 4 night / 6 show block at SOHO Theatre London in Feb.2012

now all shows have been officially canceled for 2012.
There might be plans for 2013 for a similar event, but we will see then.

but nethertheless a 2012 summer festival date has been confirmed now for Londo:

Somerset House on 15th July 2012,RPM6,QAOTX,29QTA,1


from the SOHO Theatre:

“Unfortunately this week’s shows will not be going ahead as Stuart (singer) has laryngitis.

tindersticks are sad to announce that they have been forced to postpone their 4 nights of shows in London’s Soho Theatre due to a highly unlikely recurrence of Stuart Staples’ laryngitis.

We are currently working closely with the band to reschedule the events as soon as possible and will be in touch with more information as soon as we have it. Updates will be featured on our website

For refunds please contact the box office on 0207 478 0100 or if you wanted to stay on the lists and be rebooked to another upcoming tinderstick show, we can keep your order.

Kind regards,

Soho Theatre”



freshly in, from the official press release (

tindersticks are excited to announce a four night residency in the intimate surroundings of Soho Theatre in Dean Street, London, to celebrate the release of their new album, the something rain (Lucky Dog).

The four special shows will take place in the 150 capacity Main House from Wednesday 22 – Saturday 25 February 2012. In addition, there will be two special late night acoustic shows in the Theatre’s cabaret space, Soho Downstairs, on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February. The band will be playing songs from their new album and, who knows, maybe some live favourites, too.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 21 December at 10am and are available from:
Tel. 020 7478 0100

Tickets for the Main House shows are priced at £25 and for Soho Downstairs tickets are £15. A limited number of tickets are available for both shows on the Friday and Saturday nights at £35.

This special run of shows takes place in the first week of release of tindersticks’ new album, the something rain, which is released on their own Lucky Dog label on 20 February 2012.”

Message from Stuart A. Staples

from the official phorum site:

“Hello friends, ‘been meaning to write for a while but my personal life has been mayhem. I was going to say it is settling down now, however the course of events over the last few days have just increased that sense.
Most immediately, I wanted to say how deeply disappointed I am not to able to sing at the Soho Theatre. It hurts.
So many people have worked so hard to make it happen in the first place and we are concerned for the people who have traveled a long way to come and see us play. I hope we are able to rearrange the shows soon.
Seems I have a problem with my voice that I have to get to the bottom of and I have spent the last two day in Harley Street trying to do so (contributions welcome). We are all hoping that the coming days will reveal the root of the problem and the course of action needed.
But selfishly(?) our band was sounding so great in rehearsals – I have never been in a situation of taking an album in to a rehearsal room and so quickly and naturally the songs just stepped forward – ‘Made it doubly hard to not be able to make the shows.

Originally, I wanted to say something about the album itself – I hope you enjoy it. Yes, it was a labour of love, everyone put so much into it, made sacrifices they did not need to. But we always managed to keep hold of the joy and sense of adventure of making this music, even when times were really hard.
I know so many people judge our albums by the first few (I can see why with the first two, when we didn’t accept there was an outside world) and I am not saying this album is as good or better, but it is definitely happy to hang around with them without feeling any sense of inferiority. We are feeling pretty proud. And maybe even a sense of a closed circle.
I hope for you, who have stuck with us through many uncertain times, it is a little pay-off.

If you don’t hear again from me for a while, take it as good news, as there will be no need for any explanations.

I am sure I can say on behalf of Neil, David, Dan, Earl (and Terry, of course) that we all look forward to feeling your presence within our music at a concert soon.



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

See here for full details:

“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.


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)

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

David Boulter, Neil Fraser, Earl Harvin, Dan McKinna, Stuart A. Staples.
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:
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 !