TINDERSTICKS announce Rough Trade Q&A/Film Screening/Acoustic set this month & share film for new single “Were We Once Lovers?”

January 10, 2016




Tindersticks are pleased to present the film for “Were We Once Lovers?,” the new single off forthcoming album, The Waiting Room, out January 22nd on City Slang. They have also announced a string of special instore events later this month to celebrate the record’s release, including a Q&A, performance & film screening at London’s Rough Trade East on January 22nd.

As previously announced, The Waiting Room is both a stunning album and collaborative film project where every song on the album is accompanied by a short film by its own director. The film for “Were We Once Lovers?” was directed by Pierre Vinour. Other renowned filmmakers involved in The Waiting Room Film Project include Christoph Girardet, Claire Denis, Rosie Pedlow and Joe King (who directed the“Hey Lucinda” video), Gregorio Graziosi, and Gabriel Sanna (who directed the “We Are Dreamers!”video).

“I have wanted to make a song with a slap bass for some time” explains Tindersticks’ Stuart Staples. “It felt dangerous and proved quite a battle to achieve. Resistance even from within our ranks and I would say Dan McKinna was even shy when first playing it – we had to reassure him that he was among friends. The songs structure was also challenging – calling the chords out as we played / recorded. It gives the song an unpredictability that is at odds with the intense momentum that carries it. And that deep lying nervous energy that only a slap bass could bring.

“In the early 90s Pierre Vinour made an iconic short film called ‘Paris – Marchseille’ – a time lapse view of the journey through a car window condensed into three minutes ending by driving off the edge of France into the sea. When I saw this film I felt an immediate connection with ‘Were We Once Lovers?’ – the speed of the journey, but I also felt that the song was speeding through the drivers mind. I was pleased that Pierre felt that connection also and he set to work building on this idea. Still, I was still not prepared for the effect the final film had on me. The clenching intensity I felt when making the song was literally doubled. I love it but I can’t wait to be released from it, it holds me in this strange limbo.”
To celebrate the album release the band will be hosting events in New York, London, Brussels and Paris featuring a screening of The Waiting Room film project, along with a Q&A with Stuart Staples and Acoustic performances in London and Brussels”

Tindersticks will also be touring the UK with a series of cine-concerts later in the year, including a show atLondon’s Barbican. Details below.

Tindersticks’ Tour Dates:

19 New York – Rough Trade NYC – Screening / Q&A (Info)
22 London – Rough Trade East – Screening / Acoustic Performance / Q&A (Info)
23 Brussels – Botanique – Screening / Acoustic Performance (Info)
24 Paris – Cinéma Étoile Lilas – Screening / Q&A (Info)
11 Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ Petit Vélo
13  Berlin, DE @ Volksbühne  TICKETS
14  Berlin, DE  @ Volksbühne  TICKETS
24  Dijon, FR @ Grand Théatre  TICKETS
25  Annemasse, FR @ Château Rouge  TICKETS
26 Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie  TICKETS
27  Arras, FR @ Théâtre d’Arras  TICKETS
28 Rotterdam, NL @ De Doelen  TICKETS
29  Amsterdam, NL @ Koninklijk Theater Carre  TICKETS
2  Rouen, FR @ 106 Club  TICKETS
3  Cenon, FR @ Rocher de Palmer  TICKETS
4  Tarbes, FR @ Le Parvis  TICKETS
5  Nîmes, FR @ Paloma  TICKETS
6  Lausanne/Pully, CH @ Theatre de L’Octogone  TICKETS
7  Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten  TICKETS
9  Vienna, AT @ Wiener Konzerthaus  TICKETS
11  Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele  TICKETS
12 Stuttgart, DE @ Im Wizemann  TICKETS
13  Cologne, DE @ Gloria  TICKETS
14 Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel  TICKETS
20  Antwerp, BE @ Bourla  TICKETS
21  Antwerp, BE @ Bourla  TICKETS
22  Leuven, BE @ Het Depot  TICKETS
14  Barcelona, ES @ Guitar Festival  TICKETS
16  Donostia-San Sebastian, ES @ Anfiteatro Miramon
19 Paris, FR @ Le Bouffes du Nord  TICKETS
20 Paris, FR @ Le Bouffes du Nord  TICKETS
21  Paris, FR @ Le Bouffes du Nord  TICKETS
23  Oslo, NO @ Chateau Neuf – Det Norske Studentersamfund  TICKETS
24  Stockholm, Se @  Södra Teatern  TICKETS
25  Stockholm, SE @ Södra Teatern  TICKETS
26  Copenhagen, DK @ Koncerthuset TICKETS
27 Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall  TICKETS
29  London, UK @ Barbican  TICKETS
30 Coventry, UK – @ Warwick Arts Centre  TICKETS
1  Liverpool, UK @ Philharmonic Hall  TICKETS
2  Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall  TICKETS
3  Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall  TICKETS
4  Gateshead, UK @ Sage  TICKETS
6  Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange  TICKETS
7 Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall  TICKETS

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