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10 Best Songs of the Week: Kamasi Washington, LUMP, Florence + the Machine, Gruff Rhys, and More

Plus Neko Case, Stuart A. Staples, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Jenny Hval, Janelle Monáe, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable Tracks

Apr 13, 2018

The top songs in this week's Songs of the Week list were readily apparent, it was just a case of working out the order, with the Top 5 switching order several times before being finalized. Many of this week's new songs are initial singles from albums or EPs also announced this week. More

Apr 10, 2018

Stuart A. Staples, frontman for England's Tindersticks, has announced a new solo album, Arrhythmia, and shared its first single, "Memories of Love." Arrhythmia is due out June 15 via City Slang.  More

Self-Portrait: David Boulter of Tindersticks

Boulter Provides a Self-Portrait Photo and a List of Six Personal Things About Him

Jul 01, 2016

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature we ask a musician to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them.  More

Watch: Tindersticks - “How He Entered” Video

The Waiting Room Out Now via City Slang

Feb 24, 2016

England's Tindersticks released their new album, The Waiting Room, last month via City Slang. Now they have shared the video/short film for "How He Entered." Amaury Voslion and Richard Dumas directed the black & white clip.  More

Watch: Tindersticks - “Were We Once Lovers?” Video

The Waiting Room Due out January 22 via City Slang

Jan 07, 2016

England's Tindersticks are releasing their new album, The Waiting Room, on January 22 via City Slang. Now they have shared the video for "Were We Once Lovers?" Pierre Vinour directed the clip, which features time lapse footage from inside a car as it drives down streets. You can watch it below. More

Watch: Tindersticks - “Hey Lucinda” Video

The Waiting Room Due out January 22 via City Slang

Nov 10, 2015

England's Tindersticks are releasing their new album, The Waiting Room, on January 22 via City Slang. Now they have shared the video for "Hey Lucinda," a song that features the guest vocals of the late Lhasa de Sela. Rosie Pedlow and Joe King directed the clip, which is a fairly minimal pulled back shot that slowly pans down a street. You can watch it below. More

Sep 22, 2015

England's Tindersticks have announced a new album and shared its first song and video. The Waiting Room isn't due out until January 22 on City Slang, but they have shared the first single for it, "We Are Dreamers!," which features guest vocals from Jehnny Beth of Savages. More

Mar 30, 2011

On April 26, Tindersticks is set to release a retrospective box set of their work with French film-director, Claire Denis. We have a sneak peak.  More

Mar 11, 2011

Recently, we told you about Tindersticks’ new boxset—a collection of film scores produced for director Claire Denis between 1996 and 2009. Now the band is taking the road for a series of dates in conjunction with the project.  We have the details.  More

Tindersticks Release Film Score Box Set

Claire Denis Film Scores, 1996-2009

Feb 04, 2011

On April 26, orchestral six-piece Tindersticks are set to release a box set of film scores created between 1996 and 2009 for French director Claire Denis. We have the details. More

Tindersticks New Album Now Streaming Online Along with New Video

Listen to the Album Falling Down a Mountain in Its Entirety and Watch the Tindersticks' New Video

Jan 29, 2010

Check out Tindersticks' new album, now available for streaming, and watch the new video for "Black Smoke" right here. More


Interviews

Tindersticks

The Morning After with The Tindersticks’ Stuart Staples

Feb 02, 2002

With influences that ranged from Scott Walker to Leonard Cohen, Britain’s The Tindersticks arrived on the scene in 1993 to a bombast of critical acclaim. The slow and orchestral six piece soon built up a worldwide cult following. More


Reviews

The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

City Slang

Jan 21, 2016

For their eleventh studio album (including the re-recordings for 2013's retrospective Across Six Leap Years), Tindersticks further redraw a sound that has previously touched on chamber pop, soul, lounge jazz, and other areas. More

Across Six Leap Years

Across Six Leap Years

City Slang

Jan 07, 2014

You've got to admire Tindersticks' endurance. Somehow, Stuart A. Staples' ensemble has managed to make it beyond the 20-year mark. That's despite the cinematic pretensions, the lack of any discernible hit, and, perhaps most impressively, Staples' own inimitable croon. In almost every conceivable sense, Tindersticks are a band that shouldn't have lasted. Yet here they are, two decades on, still going strong. More

Off Festival 2010 Day One Recap: The Horrors, Toro y Moi, Art Brut, Tindersticks

August 6th, 2010

Aug 07, 2010

The opening night’s observation that I was about to slip down the rabbit hole turned out to be apt. After a restless night of sleep (Hello jetlag!), I was bundled into a car and taken deep into a rain covered forest. I’m from Los Angeles. This setting? Well…welcome to Wonderland. Today's residents? Potty Umbrella, Tin Pan Alley, Kim Nowak, Something Like Elvis, The Horrors, Art Brut, Lenny Valentino, and Tindersticks. More