freshly twittered “We’ll play a song to The Review Show on BBC 2 Friday 21 Oct @ 11pm as a 3-piece set-up, with Stuart Staples, Dan McKinna and David Boulter!”
so if you’re able to tune in into BBC2 there’s a live song for you
n.b. this one is from an old BBC session btw
Update: this performance was canceled as Stuart A. Staples is ill & has lost his voice – at the recent two gigs the band only played instrumental versions of the songs (Film Scores and regular songs). Get well soon Stuart !
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.”
Insight into the post-Curtains time & the original band-line-up split can be found in the newly published liner notes on Can our Love & Waiting for the moon on the official websites discography.
Check it out here in full:
“tindersticks had been together for almost 10 years. Six people, all equal. Even when it wasn’t. We were a financial disaster. We were told to split the band. Make members employees; claim their wages against tax. So we split down the middle. Me, Dickon and Stuart. Mark, Al and Neil. This was supposed to help. But it just divided us.”
“The problems started during the making of “curtains” five years before. Everyone was to blame in different ways. The fact was we were bored. We’d gone from being six very strong people, pushing forward, to becoming this machine, just ticking over. It began to feel there was always one or more of us not believing, detached. … Simple Pleasure was made out of the need to change. We should have had the guts to end it there. What followed with Can Our Love and Waiting For The Moon were failures. Some wonderful music and great songs, but as whole pieces of work, they fail. And trying just wasn’t fun anymore. The magic had gone.”
more to come here soon.
in the meantime the official FDAM trailer: