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Tindersticks

Tindersticks were one of the most original and distinctive British acts of the '90s, standing apart from both the British indie scene and the rash of Brit-pop guitar combos that dominated the U.K. charts. Where their contemporaries were often direct and to the point, Tindersticks were obtuse and leisurely, crafting dense, difficult songs layered with literary lyrics, intertwining melodies, mumbling vocals, and gently melancholy orchestrations. Essentially, the group filtered the dark romanticism of Leonard Cohen, Ian Curtis, and Scott Walker through the bizarre pop songcraft of Lee Hazlewood and the aesthetics of indie rock. Though their music was far from casual listening, Tindersticks gained a dedicated cult following in the mid-'90s, beginning with their eponymous 1993 debut album, which was named Album of the Year by Melody Maker.

The origins of Tindersticks lay in Asphalt Ribbons, a Nottingham-based indie rock band that featured vocalist Stuart Staples, keyboardist David Boulter, and violinist Dickon Hinchcliffe. All three members formed Tindersticks in 1992; the remaining members included guitarist Neil Fraser, bassist Mark Colwill, and drummer Al Macaulay. In November of 1992, the band released its first single, "Patchwork," on its own label, Tippy Toe. "Marbles" followed early in 1993, as did "A Marriage Made in Heaven," a collaboration with Huggy Bear's Niki Sin that appeared on Rough Trade's Singles Club. Following the release of the Unwired EP on Tippy Toe, the fledgling This Way Up signed the band.

Tindersticks' eponymous debut appeared halfway through 1993, earning rave reviews from most sections of the British press. By the end of the year, the group and the album had won over most of the U.K. critics, and Tindersticks was named Album of the Year by Melody Maker. Tindersticks spent a quiet year in 1994, releasing a single of John Barry's James Bond theme "We Have All the Time in the World" (from On Her Majesty's Secret Service), a live album entitled Amsterdam, and a cover of Pavement's "Here." Also that year, Tindersticks was released on Bar/None in the U.S. In the spring of 1995, the group released its untitled second album, which featured cameos from Gallon Drunk's Terry Edwards and the Walkabouts' Carla Torgerson. Like its predecessor, it received rave reviews and appeared on nearly every British Top Ten list of the Best of 1995. In November of 1995, the group released another live album, Bloomsbury Theatre.

Tindersticks were quiet for most of 1996, releasing the soundtrack to the Claire Denis film Nénette et Boni in the fall of the year. The album was comprised of old songs, new songs, and rearranged older material. A new version of "A Marriage Made in Heaven," featuring vocals from actress Isabella Rossellini, was released a few months after Nénette et Boni; the single was later appended to the American release of 1997's Curtains. Their fourth effort, Simple Pleasure (1999), marked Tindersticks' most open-hearted release since their inception. A new deal with Beggars Banquet surfaced at the dawn of the new millennium, and a replenished unity within the band was found on 2001's Can Our Love.... Later that year, the band provided the soundtrack to another Claire Denis film, Trouble Every Day. The proper follow-up to Can Our Love..., Waiting for the Moon, was released in mid-2003.

In 2005, Staples embarked on a solo project (fueling rumors of a split) and went on to produce two albums. The rumors proved to be partially true as Hinchcliffe, Colwill, and drummer Macaulay left the group in 2006. The remaining Tindersticks (Staples, Fraser, and Boulter) were joined by longtime associate Terry Edwards and a host of musicians in their return to the studio in 2007. The resulting album, The Hungry Saw, was released in 2008, followed two years later by Falling Down a Mountain. The latter album introduced another revised lineup, this one featuring Earl Harvin on drums and David Kitt on guitar. Tindersticks' long collaboration with Claire Denis, in film and television, was compiled by Constellation into a limited-edition five-CD (or five-LP) package entitled The Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009, which was released in April of 2011. The band planned to tour the material in the U.K. in the fall of that year.

Recorded between May 2010 and August 2011, Tindersticks' ninth studio album featured, appropriately, nine brand-new cuts, including the hypnotic first single, "Medicine." The Something Rain was released on February 21, 2012. The band released its latest collaboration with Denis, the soundtrack for Les Salauds (The B**tards), in the fall of 2013, following the film's release. In October, Tindersticks released Across Six Leap Years, in celebration of their 21st anniversary. The set contained new recordings of tracks from their back catalog.

In 2011 the band were commissioned by the In Flanders Fields World War One Museum in Ypres, Belgium to provide a soundscape for the permanent exhibition then being planned to commemorate the centenary of the Great War. The soundtrack, which plays continuously during the museum's open hours, was released as the album Ypres in October of 2014.

Tindersticks grew more visually ambitious with The Waiting Room. The set featured not only only new material, but each song was accompanied by a different short film. Some of the directors included Claire Denis, Rose Pedlow and Joe King, Christoph Girardet and Gabriel Sanna. The set's first single, "Hey Lucinda," offered a tracked duet between Staples and the late songwriter Lhasa De Sela who passed away in 2010. The Waiting Room was released on January 22 of 2016. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Thom Jurek
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Across Six Leap Years

1. Friday Night

2. Marseilles Sunshine

3. She's Gone

4. Dying Slowly

5. If You're Looking For A Way Out

6. Say Goodbye To The City

7. Sleepy Song

8. A Night In

9. I Know That Loving

10. What Are You Fighting For?

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Track List: Les Salauds

1. Put Your Love In Me (Fade)

2. Opening

3. Marco

4. Elevator

5. Night Time Cigarettes

6. The Yellow Bike

7. Naked Walk

9. Love On The Stairs

10. Low Life

11. Night Time Woods

12. Night Drive

13. Put Your Love In Me

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Track List: The Something Rain

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

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Track List: Waiting For The Moon

1. Until The Morning Comes

2. Say Goodbye To The City

3. Sweet Memory

4. 4.48 Psychosis

5. Waiting For The Moon

6. Trying To Find A Home

7. Somtimes It Hurts

8. My Oblivion

9. Just A Dog

10. Running Wild

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Track List: Can Our Love...

1. Dying Slowly

2. People Keep Comin' Around

3. Tricklin'

4. Can Our Love...

5. Sweet Release

6. Don't Ever Get Tired

7. No Man In The World

8. Chilitetime

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Track List: Curtains

1. Another Night In

2. Rented Rooms

3. Don't Look Down

4. Dick's Slow Song

5. Fast One

6. Ballad Of Tindersticks

7. Dancing

8. Let's Pretend

9. Desperate Man

10. Buried Bones

11. Bearsuit

12. (Tonight) Are You Trying To Fall In Love Again

13. I Was Your Man

14. Bathtime

15. Walking

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Track List: Tindersticks

1. El Diablo En El Ojo

2. A Night In

3. My Sister

4. Tiny Tears

6. Seaweed

7. Vertrauen II

8. Talk To Me

9. No More Affairs

10. Singing

11. Travelling Light

12. Cherry Blossoms

13. She's Gone

14. Mistakes

15. Vertrauen III

16. Sleepy Song

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Track List: Falling Down A Mountain

1. Falling Down A Mountain

2. Keep You Beautiful

3. Harmony Around My Table

4. Peanuts

5. She Rode Me Down

6. Hubbards Hills

7. Black Smoke

8. No Place So Alone

9. Factory Girls

10. Piano Music

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Track List: Hey Lucinda (Single)

1. Hey Lucinda

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Track List: The Hungry Saw

1. Introduction

2. Yesterdays Tomorrows

3. The Flicker Of A Little Girl

4. Come Feel The Sun

5. E-Type

6. The Other Side Of The World

7. The Organist Entertains

8. The Hungry Saw

9. Mother Dear

10. Boobar Come Back To Me

11. All The Love

12. The Turns We Took

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Track List: The Waiting Room

1. Follow Me

2. Second Chance Man

3. Were We Once Lovers?

4. Help Yourself

5. Hey Lucinda

6. This Fear Of Emptiness

7. How He Entered

8. The Waiting Room

9. Planting Holes

10. We Are Dreamers!

11. Like Only Lovers Can

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Track List: Working For The Man

Disc 1

1. City Sickness

2. Marbles

3. Patchwork

4. Her

5. Travelling Light

6. Tiny Tears

7. Bathtime

8. Another Night In

10. I Know That Loving

11. For Those...

Disc 2

1. Patchwork

4. For Those...

6. Fruitless

11. A Sweet Sweet Man

16. Here

Comments

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They are so annoying I had to log into the comments section just to say how pretentious and talentless they are
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Unusal and very good. I love music that is off the wall but well done and this group has seem to have bone both very well!!!!
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fritzen5
First time to hear them and I've really missed alot. Glad I've found another great sound
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avalonpeacoc k
Love songs sans suckiness - a rare gift.
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Saw them live in NY many moons ago. Great show.
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krapperkeepe r
One of my Top 10 Best Bands EVER to see live. AMAZING!
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pavement.fan
one of the most amazing bands to see live. They take their sound to a different level live, it's brilliant.
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THESE GUYS ARE SOME WHAT STRANGE WITH THEIR SONGS,BUT THEY HAVE TALENT,JUST A DIFFERENT WAY I GUESS,BUT I LIKE THEM..THANKS PANDORA
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If you like Nick Cave crossed with Leonard Cohen, try Crime & the City Solution. I also love the Tindersticks .
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this band is amazing a cross between nick cave and leonard cohen, a mazzy star feel very cool....
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very intiresting and unique.

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