First full album Stream (incl. full video) of “The Waiting Room” on NPR – incl. detailed story on each track

see here for a lengthy feature, interview, video film project (full) stream and Stuart A. Staples on each track of TWR (incl. full audio stream)

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/01/14/462671036/stuart-a-staples-on-tindersticks-the-waiting-room-track-by-track?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=music

 

TWR-featureNPR-screenshot

partial website screenshot

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2015 tindersticks & solo-projects / side-projects live dates

2015 full band live dates:

2015 concerts (philharmonic hall mini tour)

  • 06 February 2015 – Salle des Fêtes du Lignon, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 07 February 2015 – Konzerthaus, Dortmund, Germany
  • 09 February 2015 – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 10 February 2015 – Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France

2015/2016 solo-projects / side-projects live dates:

Neil Fraser & Terry Edwards:

  • 31 July 2015 – King & Queen Pub, London, U.K.
  • 10-11 August 2015 – Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Festival, Edingburg, U.K.
Live Video from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 – Fear is a man’s best friend:

 

Stuart A. Staples sings @ In Dreams – David Lynch Revisited (Terry Edwards also involved):

  • 18 November 2015 – National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland
  • 19 November 2015 – Colston Hall, Bristol, U.K.
  • 21 November 2015 – Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France
  • 22 November 2015 – Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France
  • 23 November 2015 – Cité des Congrès, Nantes, France

 

so this was it for the moment, let’s see what else solo show(s) 2015/2016 will bring ;)

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new O.S.T. for C.Denis space sci-fi film will be produced 2015/2016

see here for details:

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/claire-denis-to-make-english-language-debut-with-sci-fi-movie-set-in-space-co-written-by-zadie-smith-20150629

 

Screen Daily reports that French auteur Claire Denis will make her English language debut with a sci-fi film set in space, co-penned by the filmmaker with acclaimed author Zadie Smith (“White Teeth,” “On Beauty“) andNick Laird. Plot details aren’t being shared just yet, except that the story will be set “beyond the solar system in a ‘future that seems like the present.’ ” So yes, we’re already totally on board. And the list of collaborators is even more fascinating with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, and astrophysicist Aurélien Barrau lending their skills, with Stuart Staples ofTindersticks one again reteaming with Denis to score the movie. Better yet, things are moving right along with production to begin either in late 2015 or early 2016.

We really can’t wait to see what Denis does in the realm of science-fiction but perhaps the short film below is a clue. Late last year, Denis directed the short “Contact by Olafur Eliasson,” featuring music by Staples, to accompany an exhibition by the artist in Paris.”

 

UPDATE:

in the meantime:

David Boulter recently worked on the soundtracks for two films, both scheduled to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, 13-14 September.

On Saturday evening Full Contact directed by David Verbeek, featuring Gregoire Colin – http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15/platform/full-contact

And Sunday afternoon Five Nights In Maine by Maris Curran –http://tiff.net/f…/festival15/discovery/five-nights-in-maine “

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Stuart Does David Lynch (again) on 18th November in Dublin, Ireland

http://entertainment.ie/music/news/Anna-Calvi-Stuart-Staples-Sam-Amidon-Mick-Harvey-amp-more-announced-for-NCH-Perspectives-gigs/365126.htm

 

“Anna Calvi, Stuart Staples, Sam Amidon, Mick Harvey & more announced for NCH ‘Perspectives’ gigs

The latest batch is no different, with the likes of Anna Calvi, Sam Amidon, Robert Forster andAdrian Crowley participating in a WB Yeats-themed show in September, while Stuart Staples of Tindersticks, Mick Harvey of The Bad Seeds and Jenny Beth of Savages are amongst a clutch of musicians performing a live homage to the work of film director David Lynch in November.

November 18th | In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited – new live homage to the songs and music from David Lynch’s films with Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Jenny Beth (Savages), Mick Harvey (The Bad Seeds), Cibo Matto, Stealing Sheep, Sophia Brousm and Kirin J Callinan.

 

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new tindersticks soundtrack “Ypres” to be released 17th/20th october 2014

UPDATE: now it’s official – here the details:

http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/ypres/    includes video with “sunset glow” track

 

UPDATE 2: now available for pre-order CD & Vinyl at the band’s webshop

 

“LP, CD and Download available from these dates:

Germany, Austria and Switzerland – 17th October from City Slang
Rest of Europe and rest of the world – 20th October

The LP and CD will also be available from our online shop

The CD will be for sale in the museum shop.”

so the Flanders Museum Soundtrack (recorded 04-2012 & premiered at the museum opening in 06-2012) will be called “Ypres” and being released on the 20th of October:

http://www.amazon.de/Ypres-Tindersticks/dp/B00N9LNM84/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=tindersticks

Produktinformation
Audio CD (20. Oktober 2014)
Anzahl Disks/Tonträger: 1
Format: Import
Label: V2
ASIN: B00N9LNM84

and also on Vinyl LP:

http://www.amazon.de/Ypres-Vinyl-LP-Tindersticks/dp/B00N9LNMWK/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-2&keywords=tindersticks

so it’s called “[b]Ypres[/b]” and being released on the 20th of October:

http://www.amazon.de/Ypres-Tindersticks/dp/B00N9LNM84/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=tindersticks

Produktinformation
Audio CD (20. Oktober 2014)
Anzahl Disks/Tonträger: 1
Format: Import
Label: V2
ASIN: B00N9LNM84

and also on Vinyl:

http://www.amazon.de/Ypres-Vinyl-LP-Tindersticks/dp/B00N9LNMWK/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-2&keywords=tindersticks

 

UPDATE 3: the cover-artwork , here:

Ypres

setlist:

1. Whispering Guns Parts 1, 2 And 3

2. Ananas Et Poivre

3. La Guerre Souterraine

4. Gueules Cassée

5. Sunset Glow 

6. The Third Battle Of Ypres O.S.T.

 Catalog #  Luckydog17 (CD) or Luckydog17LP (Vinyl) 

“In early 2011, Tindersticks were commissioned by the In Flanders Fields World War One Museum in Ypres, Belgium to create the soundscapes for the new permanent exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Great War and beyond.

Tindersticks response was to write, record and produce a continuous, orchestral score to accompany the visitor on their emotional journey through the unique story of Ypres in the Great War. The score evolves through the different, distinctive spaces and sections of the museum, punctuated with private contemplative spaces where the music was allowed to be more poetic.

Made from a series of interlocking orchestral loops, the music flows seamlessly all day, everyday, without beginning, middle or end. The aim, for Stuart Staples, was for the soundtrack to “become the sound of air within the museum”.

Ypres was the epicenter of the Western Front in The Great War and was virtually destroyed by the conflict. It has since, only relatively recently, been rebuilt to its original plans. The museum is housed in the rebuilt cloth hall that stands in the centre of the town and was once the hub of the towns industry.
Hundreds of thousands died in Ypres and the surrounding area, with allied cemeteries and graves scattered everywhere. In keeping with the perspective of the new museum, Staples felt it crucial to “bring the essence of the experience to a personal level. To somehow loosen it away from the images we have all become accustomed to.”. Inspiration for the work was found in the quiet, dignified German memorial garden of Vladslo and Kathe Kollwitz’ famous ‘Grieving parents’ statue that resides there.
Stuart Staples and Dan McKinna worked closely to compose the score and felt the museum building resonated with a key of F. The starting point for the music became a musical cluster of E flat, F and F sharp. The recording was presided over by long time collaborator and orchestra leader Lucy Wilkins. The orchestral recordings were made at the Church in Crouch End, London and were then taken back to Le Chien Chanceux studio in France to prepare for the installation. In collaboration with London Sound designers ‘Sound Intermedia’ a bank holiday weekend in May 2012 was spent meticulously building the soundscape for every individual space.
The In Flanders Field Museum re-opened its doors with tindersticks soundtrack on 11th June 2012. Now tindersticks are releasing the recording of the soundtrack on October 2014 via lucky Dog Recordings”

 

 

Update 4:

 

 

this is how Ypres looks like in the end … “Not that the mood could ever be other than deeply sad” describes this impressive album very good

YPRES-CDVinyl

“Review from the Independent newspaper last week:

Commissioned as the soundtrack to the In Flanders Fields Museum commemorating the dead of the Great War, Ypres was designed by Tindersticks’ Stuart Staples and Dan McKinna as a series of interlocking orchestra loops running non-stop, their aspect shifting slightly as the visitor moves from room to room. Not that the mood could ever be other than deeply sad: the models are Gorecki’s ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Strings’, Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings’, Feldman’s music for the Rothko Chapel, and, in the keening violins of ‘Ananas et poivre’ and ‘sunset glow’, Arvo Part. But it’s the 17-minute ‘Whispering Guns’ that sets the tone, with sombre strings swelling behind a tolling bell that brings to mind Gray’s ‘Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard’. 4/5 *”

 

update 5: the liner notes bring some surprises too ;)

 

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In Dreams – David Lynch Revisited (with Stuart Staples, Terry Edwards et al.)

20th June in London more details & tickets here: http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=16240

In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited
with Conor O’Brien (Villagers), Mick Harvey, Jehnny Beth (Savages), Cibo Matto, Sophia Brous, Stealing Sheep and Stuart Staples (Tindersticks)

“The world premiere of a new live homage to the songs and music from David Lynch’s films

From the romantic songs of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, to the violence of iconic scenes in Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart or Lost Highway, sound is a vital component of David Lynch’s films – it’s in the wind, in the air, and in the people’s thoughts; his carefully chosen songs conveying his characters’ mental states.

Lynch’s songbook includes original versions by Roy Orbison, David Bowie, Chris Isaak, Samuel Barber, Marilyn Manson and Elvis Presley. In Dreams brings together a stellar cast of singers to reinterpret these classic songs.

His partnership with composer Angelo Badalamenti gave birth to one of the most celebrated soundtracks ever created for television – as viewers around the globe asked themselves ‘who killed Laura Palmer?’ to the ethereal tones of Julee Cruise’s voice.

Immerse yourself into the mood and atmosphere of Lynch’s universe, with landmark instrumental tracks and exciting new versions of songs from his films, performed by a superb band assembled and led by musical director David Coulter – last seen on the Barbican stage in Beck: Song Reader Live and Rain Dogs Revisited.

‘Sound is almost a drug. It’s so pure that when it goes in your ears, it instantly does something to you’ David Lynch

The band
David Coulter original concept, musical and artistic direction, saw, percussions and other instruments
Terry Edwards horns
Thomas Bloch cristal baschet, ondes martenot, glass harmonica
David Okumu guitar
Tom Herbert bass
Seb Rochford drums “

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1st tindersticks Concert ever was in september 1992 (updated)

the 1st tindersticks concert ever was not The Powerhouse gig on 02.12.1992 (Supporting Kick Asteroid and Surrender Dorothy (who later became Sleeper)) but was a gig in The Borderline, London, on 25th or 26th September 1992 (supporting Ed Kuepper and the New Imperialists)

see here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheehan-family/2726495314/in/set-72057594072141572

… as Neil & Stuart remembered lately.

 

the 2nd tindersticks ever was then on 7th November 1992 in the Old White Horse (London):

source: original artwork, photographed at the botanique exhibition 2001, brussels

and the 3rd was:

Saturday 28 November 1992 or Sunday 29 November 1992
All Nighter 1992
Scala Theatre, London, UK
line-up: Stereolab Tindersticks Huggy Bear Moonshake The Hair And Skin Trading Co Mambo Taxi

and some memories from Neil Fraser on that gig:

I do remember that gig…it was a long night. A byline regarding that show…there was a review of us from the Scala gig in the Melody Maker (or Sounds, not sure which now) with a photo of me and Stuart. I had a ‘proper’ job at the time and my boss, who saw the photo, basically asked me to make a decision between my job and being in a band – I was taking some time off work due to tindersticks commitments – I think I made the right choice.

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