Some new “old” insights into the post-Curtains time & the original band-line-up split

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:

http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/discography/

 

some points:

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.”

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Neil Fraser speaks in an interview about the Film Scores Boxset, Upcoming Live Concerts and more historical things

Check out here this month’s edition of ‘You and the Night and the Music’ with Adrian Arratoon (also known as “aad” on the official phorum) on  Different Class Radio. This episode includes at the end a long & detailed interview with tindersticks guitarist Neil Fraser.

 

 

Some interesting points about the forthcoming “film scores” live shows:

  • “we are working on a new album”
  • “it’s gonna be … like an hour and 20 minutes long … there are scenes of films we’ve done soundtracks for … not in a chronological order”
  • “The films will be projected behind us … on a stage with the movie screen behind us”
  • Who’s gonna playing live?: “Me, Stuart, Dave the original three … then Dan Mckinna, Earl Harvin … the  sort-of core Five … and there’s Terry Edwards … and Andy Nice … and a violin player, called Howard.”

Neil also talks detailed about touring & playing live in the past and now. Also about the mysterious box of matches called “tender stick” which became tindersticks as band-name in the end. About the Barbican gig in 2006 and the end of the original line-up. And in the end about football, his family, musical background, music industry, Vinyl releases and other interesting things like him studying chemistry at university.

 

UPDATE: the setlist from Istanbul (11-04-2011)

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

 

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